JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Appreciating what you have

Thursday June 13, 2013 #532


“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”


~Frederick Koenig


This truth has been said in many ways, but the essence remains the same:  The truly happy among us are those with the courage and the wisdom to pause and be grateful for what they have vs. yearning for what they do not have.  It does not mean they do not strive for achievements and goals.  It is that they recognize the gifts they already have today which they will use to take action to get to what they are after.  This provides not only happiness, but peace, confidence, and courage.


Take a bit of time each day to reflect on what you do have and then take action to make a difference!


June 22, 2013 - Posted by | achievement, courage, Goal Setting, Gratitude, Happiness, Perspective, Take Action, Wisdom | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I totally agree! The happiness from “getting something” is generally short-lived, but appreciating what you have, lasts as long as you make it your focus. And can be revisited indefinitely. When we feel positive, we’re much more likely to take positive action towards our goals.

    Comment by Steve Lakey | June 23, 2013 | Reply

    • Yes! It is a virtuous cycle leading from positive to positive. But it takes courage to start! Thanks for your comment.

      Comment by Mike Osorio | June 26, 2013 | Reply

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