To appreciate means to be thankful for, to value. But “appreciate” also means to increase in value. Could there be a link? Well, in truth, whatever you appreciate appreciates; be it life, your gifts and talents, opportunities, individuals, relationships, favours, kindness, personalities, even yourself.
When you appreciate something, you open up yourself to benefit more from it. You begin to see the good sides of it and ways it could be more useful to you. And if it is toward people, it serves as an incentive, and encourages them, to do or be more to you.
What would you like to see increase in? What would you not mind appreciating?
I encourage you to decide today to be more appreciative of the things and people in and around your life. It will amaze you to see how they become more valuable to you. It seems magical, but it’s just natural.