I led a meditation at Northampton Insight last evening. One of the meditators, Susan, offered me a bouquet of sunflowers.
We all have the need to feel appreciated. This offering of flowers is a tangible form of appreciation. It says so many things: Thank you for coming. I'm glad you're here. I feel happy, and i want to share my happiness with you.
Appreciation appreciates--it increases the value of your relationship.
Practice appreciating someone today. With words. With flowers. Or with some other action of kindness.
Notice how the sun of kindness illuminates your own heart.