Appreciate.

January 24, 2013 § 2 Comments

“Our holiday food splurge was a small crate of tangerines, which we found ridiculously thrilling after an eight-month abstinence from citrus…. Lily hugged each one to her chest before undressing it as gently as a doll. Watching her do that as she sat cross-legged on the floor one morning in pink pajamas, with bliss lighting her cheeks, I thought: Lucky is the world, to receive this grateful child. Value is not made of money, but a tender balance of expectation and longing.” – Barbara Kingsolver

 

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Little Grass Valley Reservoir

Little Grass Valley Reservoir

http://www.wunderground.com/wximage/pjmsf/0?gallery=

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“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” – Carlos Barrios

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Eagle Peak

Eagle Peak

http://www.vibadirect.com/photos/lassen-volcanic-trip.html

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“When you express gratitude for the blessings that come into your life, it not only encourages the universe to send you more, it also sees to it that those blessings remain.” – Steven Richards

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Along the Trail to Eagle Peak

Along the Trail to Eagle Peak

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36464465

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“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” – James Herriot

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Eagle Peak

Eagle Peak

http://www.summitpost.org/eagle-peak/173588

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“Gratitude goes beyond the ‘mine’ and ‘thine’ and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

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