The Zen of Appreciation

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

Lately I have noticed that appreciation is not a thought or an attitude. It’s an action. Sometimes I get tired of my opinions, ideas, thoughts, and conclusions. Of how much stuff I think I know about life. (Not much!) And I fall back into action, doing, engaging, and leave the stream of thoughts behind. It’s like fresh air being pumped back into my system. It’s so easy to spout off cool sounding bits and pieces, but that’s the easy intellectual part, living the message means that comprehension has arrived.

Have a great and wonderful weekend, take care of you!

Bryan Wagner

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  1. Yes! In the 1st AA club that I frequented in my early years in sobriety, there was a sign over the door that read “you live a better testimony with your actions than with your lips (so many words fly out of the mouths of drunks) it has always stuck with me. I live my life intentionally and with careful attention to integrity. Always with a grateful and full ❤


    1. AA and NA are where I developed that concept. Talk is cheap is not just a saying. I certainly practice, as application, being what I talk about, there are those days though!! Big smile. Take care of you!

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