Appreciation is a Strategy for Having More of What We Want

Appreciation is a Strategy for Having More of What We Want

stone statue of a Buddha with hands in prayer or anjali mudra position

Appreciation is a strategy for having more of what we want. It can also be thought of as gratitude, symbolized by the anjali mudra as you see the hands making of this statue of the Buddha. By Veit Zahlaus (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Appreciation is a strategy for having more of what we want

When this post was written, it was Thanksgiving. Everyone is thinking of gratitude at that time. Of giving more than receiving. It’s a good time to affirm the wisdom of appreciation, gratitude, and giving. And good to bring this into our lives at all times!

Appreciation is strategic because gratitude and giving are powerful, peaceful ways to have abundance

Let me share the gratitude exploration exercise I was given first to practice and then to share if I liked it. I did like it! I hope you do, too.

Having more money is all about flow–and flow is also a strategy

Flow means flow. Not choosing good only but choosing to allow more of our lives into–and out of–our lives.

I want to share this exploration with you to help you open flow. 

Gratitude exploration exercise

  1. Center in gratitude for what you have that you deserve. Allow yourself to feel genuine thankfulness for what you have earned and deserve. Enjoy the rich detail. Revel in it. You have earned this, you deserve it.
  2. Now shift to being grateful for what you’ve been given.There’s no question in your mind you didn’t earn it and yet, wow, here it is. Feel thankful for this wealth in its rich detail. Revel in it.
  3. Now, simply shift into awareness of all you have that you do not deserve. Can you also be thankful for this?
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  • Danielle Capillo
    Posted at 19:08h, 30 November Reply

    I will be doing this exercise and sharing with a group of women that I meet on a monthly basis. This seems like a powerful exercise. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes in a full of gratitude kind of way.
    And in terms of the offer of free philanthropic coaching. I dismissed it the first time because I don’t feel like I have money to give. But this second look at it I think it might be one of the best gifts I can give to my partner. We have a budget and we don’t include any giving in it at this time but I see my partner always keeps the requests for gifts from organizations he loves for months at a time – until I throw them away. This makes me feel that he would appreciate a conversation about how we could work more philanthropy in our budget or others ways we can give to his beloved organizations and causes.

    • Beth
      Posted at 19:19h, 30 November Reply

      Danielle! This is awesome! Thank you SO much! I will invite you to the phone seminar if I do it, too–invite your women! I would LOVE to work with you and your partner integrating giving into your already wise and genius budgeting!

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