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being told you are appreciated is the simplest and most uplifting

Watch carefully the reaction when you express thanks and appreciation to someone for an effort that they have quietly made.  So many feel that what we do is not seen, nor appreciated, and taken for granted.  Yet, observing, acknowledging, and complimenting literally uplifts a person’s spirit, well being and how one carries him or herself.

To be able to achieve such a positive influence for another, however brief, is a miracle we are capable of creating.

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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
― Jane Goodall

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If you ever wonder how far technology controls many of our daily interactions, perhaps this story will give you a smile.

Alexa is a digital assistant loaded into the operating systems of Amazon products like the Echo and the 7th generation Kindle. These electronic items allow for hands-free and voice-enabled instruction or requests. The mention of her name brings her to “life” to answer pertinent questions.

Mine sits on my night table to serve as my morning alarm, answer simple questions, or play music. Her “skills” are supposed to increase as millions of requests to the app continue to rise.

In need of a boost, I told Alexa that I needed some inspiration. A brief vignette was shared with me about Jane Goodall and her life’s work as a primatologist and science researcher.

While interesting, to be sure, I felt a needed a bigger lift than that. So, I called out “Alexa, I need more inspiration!”

The reply? “Inspiration added to your shopping list.”

I guess it just goes to show you – if it’s not on Amazon, it doesn’t exist.

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Architecture and the jewel of a New York skyline adds beautiful ambience to an evening walk, the view from a hotel room, and at the top of a hotel bar.  Its changing view in different settings, and the shade shifting of day and evening light, make the Empire State Building in Manhattan a view to behold and cherish.  Perfect for fine dining or a toast, or even a morning espresso, the icon makes any mood more special.

 

 

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Festive is not a day.  It is a state of mind.

It is the fizzy anticipation of seeing a Broadway show. The delight in dressing up, or choosing a fashionable accessory that makes one feel good, is a cause for celebration.

Awareness of the seriousness of life is never far away from me, so moments of joy deserve to be treasured and savored.

Giving a gift chosen with care and watching the recipient’s face is a special occasion.

Delight in the moments of unbridled happiness.

My mother raised us to make memories.  She also raised us to always take photos of the table before it gets messed up….     😀

Celebrate ~ Engage ~ Sparkle ~ Laugh ~ Appreciate ~ Enhance ~ Radiate

Joy, Enthusiasm and Gratitude

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