Appreciation means to increase in value.
Value is often relative – mainly to situation, circumstance, and perception.
How much something (or someone) is worth is very subjective. How much compared to what?
Values, priorities, and anything else we believe (matters) may change.
An attitude of gratitude is good to have – but it is not the same as appreciation.
Gratitude seldom increases the perceived resale/market value of a house. Appreciation does.
Investment is what you put in. Return is what you get back/out.
An asset is anything that maintains, adds value, or provides a return on investment.
Appreciating assets often begins with recognizing, re-defining, and/or re-combining resources – in a manner which allows them to be utilized or perceived as having more value. Results and returns are realized in direct proportion to their perceived value.
Some things are better together (than they are alone, separately, apart).
Combination, collaboration, and cooperation often increase output potential and value far out of proportion to what is expected.
With synergy, the whole is more than the sum of the parts.
Appreciation is about recognizing, realizing, and making the most of what you’ve got – and thus increasing its value.
The perception of scarcity is often used as the basis of assessing and assigning value. Supply and demand. The less there is, the more it is often wanted or perceived to be worth. But not always.
Consider this. There is more water than land on this planet. All the water that has ever existed is still here (in one form or another). Without water, there would be NO life. And yet, many people do not consider water to be as valuable as gold – which one could easily live without.
Scare-City is not a good place to come from or live in. Abundance is.
Scarcity is the belief that there is not enough.
Abundance is having more than enough. The fastest and easiest way to realize, achieve, and receive abundance is to redefine what is enough and what is needed (to provide it). Alternatives and options abound. They need only be recognized and (allowed to be) utilized. Several sources and multiple means of accomplishing the same result are more the rule than the exception.
Scarcity ceases to exist (or matter) as everything and everyone is recognized, acknowledged, and appreciated for the value (potentially) provided and shared.
There is enough for everybody – and there is room for you.
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