I believe that appreciation is a holy thing--that when we look for what's best in a person we're doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something sacred.
Let There Be Peace - Vacationing Solo With A Challenging Child
Fred Rogers "If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
Rogers (my hero): "Some days, doing 'the best we can' may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect--on any front--and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.