Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Appreciate Everything {Words for my Wednesday}

I've always been one who is pretty big on appreciation. There are a lot of things we take for granted every day. As we start saying goodbye to summer (I'm not really ready, but it's being forced upon me!), I look forward to fall and that it brings with it great change: Changing weather, changing leaves that are always so pretty (but a mess to clean up), and a perfect time for gratitude and reflection. Just as spring is the time for new beginnings, fall is a time to let things go and shed the brittle leaves to make way for new ones to come - on the trees and in our lives. 


This post might seem a little premature to many of you, I know. Thanksgiving is not here yet. Halloween isn't even here yet. But you may or may not know that there was an earthquake over this past weekend in the Northern California Napa Valley. That's really close to home for me. Not many people were injured, but there were some homes completely lost due to fires in the aftermath. I watched one of the couples on the news, and the wife completely broke down on camera, as if it had actually just hit her during the interview and talking about it that she had lost her home and everything in it. It was heartbreaking.

I just want to focus on the realization that anything can be lost at any given moment, and we must appreciate everything that we have in life. Many of us don't realize all that we have until it's gone. I don't want that to happen to me.

I love this next quote. Absolutely love it. It's just so true.


So remember that every day is a great day for gratitude. A little appreciation can really go a long way.

What are you appreciating today?





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16 comments :

LanasArtStudio said...

Even you think this post is premature, but I would like to be thankful every day. i just returned from CA trip and I'm thankful for my safety! Best wishes to Napa Valley and stay safe! I love your quotes for today!

Laura Kelly said...

Such a great reminder. Great quotes.

Erica D said...

Some people are already starting Christmas shopping! In the stores it seems like they have skipped Thanksgiving and went right into Halloween and right after that,or sometimes before they have the Christmas commercials. I love Fall and Christmas, my fav time of the year! I also think you should appreciate what you have, it's easy to lose sight on how fortunate you are when you dwell on the negative.

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I love both of these. I'm so happy that you guys are okay too. Some of my best friends live in Sonoma, which was also really close. Thankfully they're okay as well.

Isobel Morrell said...

Glad to hear that folks are coping - dreadful news to hear of the earthquake. Everyone is in my prayers.

It's so true that appreciation is never lost, although some the things appreciated can be.

Powers Of Love said...

Awesome post. Today I'm appreciating your awesome quote for reminding me to love more. I'm also appreciating my furry kids who ease my anxiety, and my friends. HUGS

Melissa Hopper said...

Today I really do appreciate my Significant other. If you follow my blog I refer to him as Mr. Sexy. He is a wonderful person and will help when he can. I just love him.

yonca said...

Such a great post! Can't agree more! I heard about the earthquake and talked to a couple of friends who live in california over skype. Glad you and your family are ok. I am thankful for each day we have a chance to live with our loved ones.

Cathy Carroll said...

i have also been faced with appreciating all that we have in each other this past couple of weeks. Watching the news of ISIS, Ferfuson, the border and the earthquake makes me most thankful that I have my loved ones surrounding me in a most peaceful and safe place. Thanks for the reminder.

Natalia Khon said...

Great quotes, Kim, thank you for the reminder!

La Vie En May said...

Such an overlooked quote! It's crucial that we appreciate all that we have!

Kristin Aquariann said...

Powerful post! I am utterly appreciative of my Ogre, family and friends.

Memories for Life said...

A wonderful post! Thank you for the reminder to live in the moment and be thankful every day!

Marlys Folly said...

Great post and we do need to appreciate everything... as I sit here worried about my husband as he is travelling home and his braked failed.. thankful that he had was able to stop and no accident. He does have to spend the night in the car til he can get the brakes fixed.

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Sheryl Hastings said...

What an inspirational post! I appreciate my family and friends. There is nothing more important than that.