"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." —Voltaire
Finding appreciation for what we see in others is a wonderful practice. When we seek to celebrate the qualities we admire in those around us, we make them more available to ourselves as well.
When I see someone truly enjoying life, it makes me smile, and reminds me to find more joy in the moments of my own life. When I see someone doing something I want to do, it reminds me of what is possible for me.
We are all so deeply connected in this life, and remembering to see the similarities between ourselves and those around us, rather than the differences, brings us all closer together, in all the ways that matter.