The gratitude and appreciation test
- People grow tired of something they bought a while ago
- So how do you stop this mental illness
- Make that list as it’s an important one to review
- What is it that you personally feel appreciated for?
The gratitude and appreciation test. How many people live in an environment of gratitude and appreciation? We would say not many, as people spend more time and energy on what they don’t have rather than what they do have.
In an age of consumerism, people grow tired of something they bought a while ago very quickly. Many people even realize they made a mistake right after they bought it. They don’t understand why they needed it or why they bought it in the first place. They just know that they don’t feel good about having it. Many think back and remember that the old one it replaced was actually better. This is true with many things, especially technology, cars and appliances. All things people are programmed to buy because of new bells and whistles.
So how do you stop this mental illness that you have to have the latest and greatest? First, you don’t allow new things to define who you are. Mega-millionaires drive old trucks and try to stay incognito when they go out. While people scraping to make ends meet proudly drive down the street in their new car that they may own but shouldn’t have spent that money on, or maybe have $600 a month car payments.
Try to first be thankful for what you have before you think you need to have something more. What is it that you already have that you are grateful for and that you appreciate? Make that list as it’s an important one to review periodically, maybe everyday.
Now, what is it that you personally feel appreciated for? Do others show gratitude and appreciation toward you for just being you, or not? You should try this if you don’t feel appreciated. Find someone you can help in any way, even a small way. They will show you true appreciation because they couldn’t help themselves. Now you know what it feels like to be appreciated. So, from now on anything you do or buy that you don’t feel grateful to have, or appreciated because you could provide it for your family you shouldn’t desire.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That people believe the stuff they have been programmed to consume is what defines them.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because you are starting to see people who you used to think were well off and had it made all of a sudden find themselves over their head in debt and smothering under all that stuff they felt they needed in order define them to the outside world.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Before you buy anything ask yourself what is the significant purpose it will provide to you or your family?
COMMENTARY: The meaning of “appreciation” as defined in the dictionary; (1.) The recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something, (2.) A full understanding of a situation. So, if the things you do or buy do not have these attributes then you are moving too fast and reacting rather than taking action. Take a “time out” to reevaluate the situation before you jump in. This is where your Spirit Guides can really help you, but in order to receive their valued help you must first stop and listen with an open mind. Meanwhile, keep this in mind, an old Chinese proverb, “In negotiations the one who wants it most loses.”