If you want a long-term relationship that doesn't require a lot of work, I say, get a dog. They love you no matter what. But when it comes to humans, there's no secret; you really have to appreciate the person every single day. [Denis Leary]
While it isn’t the easiest thing to make the time to appreciate, I have discovered if I DO take that time, it gives my time more juice, if that makes sense. People are very forgetful and their thinking doesn’t ever stay in that “happy zone.” I have yet to meet anyone who does NOT think everything is about them, especially anything that goes haywire or that they canNOT understand.
We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences. [Jane Elliot]
I love this. It is simple. A direct hit. And it makes me laugh. What astonishes me is realising that I have ALWAYS wanted to Change [although I call it “improving”] someone else instead of simply appreciating their differences.
…there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. [Dalai Lama]
This makes things much simpler.
I love you, Currie