Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Melody Beattie

Never underestimate the power of appreciation. Appreciation moves us from a fear-and-lack mentality to one of having and enjoying. It’s a powerful discipline to decide to appreciate what you have rather than focus on what you don’t have. Remember that whatever you focus on grows!

Appreciate your bills—you have received good value for them whether they’re for your home air-conditioning or gas to get where you want to go. Appreciate your income regardless of how much it is—it’s one of the many channels through which your good is flowing to you. Appreciate all the unexpected income, gifts, sales, discounts, and free things that you enjoy. These are more of the channels through which Spirit supports you. Appreciation reminds us that it’s all good and it’s all Spirit!

Spiritual Contemplation: What parts of your abundance and finances do you have trouble appreciating? Begin to find a way to appreciate these very areas.

Affirmation: I appreciate every check I write and every deposit I make. Every one of them represents abundance moving in my life.