The best things in life are appreciated most after they have been lost.
–Roy L. Smith
Humankind has made such great technological progress, developing marvelous tools and instruments to make our life easier, that it is hard to imagine the struggles our ancestors endured. We are so used to these protective and labor-saving devices that we take them for granted. We fail to appreciate them.
So it is with our loved ones, our fellow workers, our friends, and acquaintances. We are so used to the help, the cooperation, the moral support, and the love we get from them that we may take them for granted. And then we wonder why our relationships don’t always go smoothly. What if we were to show them a little appreciation? What if we were to ask God to bless them?
Today I will give thanks to my Higher Power for the people around me and tell them, one by one, how much I appreciate them.
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In God’s Care by Karen Casey
In God’s Care by Karen Casey. Copyright 1991 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.