The Power of Appreciation

By Ruth Bell Graham   •   November 5, 2013   •   Topics:

We dined in the home of a well-known entertainer one evening. His television show came on just after dinner.

We all arranged ourselves comfortably around the living room and den to watch. He left to watch in another room by himself.

When the show was over and he returned, it was his sweet little wife who met him first, throwing her arms around him: “You were wonderful, dear. Simply wonderful!” And you could tell she meant every word of it.

Love is not only the “union of two good forgivers” but also the “union of two good appreciators.”

Taken by permission from “It’s My Turn,” By Ruth Bell Graham. ©1982, The Ruth Bell Graham Literary Trust.

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  1. Teresa says:

    Please help me to understand. How can I overcome regret? It seems like some of the mistakes and misunderstandings from my past don’t seem to go away.

    1. BGEA says:

      Don’t let your past mistakes keep you from seeking God. Billy Graham addressed this topic, and you can read his post here:

  2. Rev Alfred Walter Afful says:

    A coherent argument, theologically sound

  3. Pst frank says:

    God is love. He that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. But he that loveth not non of His, niether knoweth Him. Belove let us love one another, for God is love.

  4. Mike Clark says:

    You know, love is such a wonderful wore when used correctly. Our Father in heaven shows me his love every day when I wake up and look forward to spending time with him in his word. He has blessed me with a wonderful wife and family. The ability to go to work, to live in a country where I have the freedom to choose. As for my wonderful wife, I and we are so blessed because this Thursday, November 28th, we will be celebrating our 49th anniversary. I continue to tell her every day I love her and every day I thank her for her wonderful meals she cooks and for the things she does. Jeanette is truly one of my greatest blessings from God.