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|Posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:06 PM|
by Dawn L Billings, CEO and Founder of The Heart Link Women's Network, TROVA Women Business Directory, Capable Moms Club and creator of CAPABLES Parent Tool.
Nothing teaches character better than generosity. Jim Rohn, The Treasury of Quotes
Appreciation works on many levels simultaneously. It blesses us when we feel it, it blesses us when we share it, and it blesses the world when we teach it. It is a gentle and sincere way to express worth to our children. Being appreciative of others is a wonderful way for children to discover their own sense of worth. Although it costs nothing to live appreciatively, the benefits to all involved are staggering.
An eighteenth-century mother once wrote, "God sends Children for another purpose than merely to keep up the race. . .(He sends them) to enlarge our hearts; and to make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections; to give our souls higher aims; to call out all our faculties to extended enterprise and exertion; and to bring round our firesides bright faces, happy smiles and loving, tender hearts."
He also sends them to us to teach them appreciation. There can be no love, no joy, no happiness without appreciation. Appreciation is our greatest weapon against one of the greatest social evils in the world today - entitlement. The way to insure that higher aims fill our souls, and that tender affections fill our hearts, is through appreciation. It is pure and simple, an it works.