Dr. Robyn Silverman introduces the April Word of the Month: Appreciation

The Powerful Word of the Month is Appreciation! All Powerful Words Member Schools will be teaching the children how to show more appreciation this month at home, at school, in the community, and in their after-school programs.  Studies show that children and teens who show more appreciation and gratitude tend to be happier, healthier, and more successful. That means this is an important and powerful month indeed!

Appreciation Quotes

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” –Dalai Lama

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”–Voltaire

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” –Buddha

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” –Mother Theresa

“Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” –Margaret Cousins

“Appreciation allows a group of many to share in the success of one. It’s only right. After all, no one gets to the top without the help of others.” –Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –Albert Schweitzer

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.” –Elbert Hubbard


6 Responses

  1. This is such an important idea, by appreciating what we have we can find ourselves happier than spending all of our time wanting what we dont. A great way to keep your spirits up is to keep a daily list of 5 positives or accomplishments. It’s a wonderful way to look back and really put things in perspective.

  2. That is a very good idea– I like to keep a gratitude stone on my bedside table so I always remember to think about the things I’m grateful for right before I close my eyes to go to sleep. I agree that it keeps your spirits up to think about the positives. and I also like the idea of accomplishments and encourage parents to do that with their children so that they remember what they’ve been able to do each day rather than what they weren’t able to do. It’s a great end to a day.

    Dr. Robyn

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