Are You Appreciating or Depreciating?

by Ellie Walsh

Appreciate Your Life!

When we hear the word “depreciating” we think of material things – like a house.

If you don’t keep your house updated – it will depreciate in value. On the other hand if you are updating your house – putting in new appliances, new siding, new windows – possibly even adding an extension – then your house will “appreciate” in value.

But… I’m not here to talk about houses…
My question is in regard to your life.

How do you “Appreciate” or “Depreciate” your life?

  • Are you getting up every morning and finding something to appreciate? All of my clients and workshop attendees know I always advocate making an “appreciation list” every morning. What a great way to start the day – finding a few things to appreciate starts your day with joy.

So many times we get up and start our day with worry or trying to figure things out. That doesn’t sound very joyful to me and it puts us in a frustrated or antsy mode.

Knowing the Law of Attraction – if I’m feeling worry or doubt or frustrated -? that is the signal I am putting out to the Universe. Do I really want to start my day sending that signal?

  • Are you paying attention to how you feel throughout the day?
    So many times we can go through an entire day in a low-level arena of frustration. Again that is usually because we have thoughts of worry or frustration rolling around that we aren’t even fully aware of. We actually tolerate a low-level of frustration.

If I take “appreciation breaks” – I can deliberately focus my attention on things that make me feel good. Some people say “Well will that solve my problems?” – I say “Well you will feel good” — Again they ask “But will it solve my problems?” — Hmmm – I guess we put Feel Good – Feeling Appreciation low on the priority list!? 😯

  • Are you ending your day with appreciation? Here again many have a habit of going to bed with their problems. Then they wonder why did I toss and turn all night?

Go get that list you wrote in the morning, or create a new one, and read it and feel the appreciation you have. Think about things that went right today – think about things that make you happy. Going to sleep in appreciation will put you into a peaceful sleep and you will be more inclined to wake up happy.

These are a few ways you can “appreciate” your life… You are deliberately adding value to your experience of life by taking the time to focus on things that uplift you.

If I don’t “appreciate” is my life “depreciating”?

Your value never, ever depreciates – you are a Loving, Magnificent Being – Priceless – whether you claim that or not. However by not taking time to find the joy in your day – you are indeed “depreciating” your experience of life.

As a society – we have a habit of focusing on what is wrong instead of what is joyful and lovely about life. If you want to have joyful life experience – you need to cultivate the habit of “Appreciation”.

red arrowI’m excited to tell you about a new website I created that will help you cultivate this new habit – Today I Appreciate – I hope you visit and co-create an Appreciation Mindset with me!? 😀


Ellie Walsh Living the Law of Attraction


"There are No Mistakes..... Only Discoveries!" TM ~ Ellie Walsh



1 Maria October 29, 2009 at 12:09 am

What a great idea to have an **APPRECIATION BREAK**
No- more stress breaks for me !!!!

2 Ellie October 29, 2009 at 2:36 am

Hi Maria….

YES! Lets take lots of *Appreciation Breaks* all throughout the day!! 😀

Big Hugs,

3 Andrea October 29, 2009 at 11:34 am

Love it! I always take the time to say “thank you” when new events arise (whatever they are, actually, whether I perceive them as “good” or “bad” since it’s all obviously perfect!)


4 Ellie October 29, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Hi Andrea…
Yes – it is my intention to see all events as “opportunities”. I must admit – some days I am saying “thank you” between gritted teeth! 😉

Thanks so much for sharing!
Big Hugs

5 Sheri October 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Appreciation is sometimes difficult to achieve though I’ve found it easier when I’m sharing the theory of LOA with others. Seems to warm me up and reminds me of all that I do have to be grateful for. Thanks Ellie. 🙂

6 Ellie October 30, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Hi Sheri —

On those difficult days – go for the little things…. A candy bar or treat that you like….Remembering a favorite day….Listening to a favorite song…

And of course as you do — share LOA with others! 😉

And… Visit What a great way to take an “Appreciation Break” Sometimes just reading what others appreciate brings on that appreciation!

Big Hugs! 😀

7 Suzie Cheel October 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Love the new look Ellie and your new TIA blog too, great idea.
I need some tips from you on using thesis so well.

i know since I started What am I grateful for each day , my life has changed
in appreciation

8 Max October 30, 2009 at 10:16 pm

I like your way of explaining using the terms depreciating and appreciating in connection with life and the law of attraction. I agree with you we have thing of the things that would help as appreciate more things in life though it is just simple things for it will keep as be more positive with life and have a positive out look that will help carry this positive feeling through out the day.

9 Ellie October 31, 2009 at 2:33 am

Hi Suzie…
Appreciation has been life-changing for me – the more I turn my attention to what I appreciate the less time I have to focus on what I don’t!

TIA has been up just a few days…. and I am on an “Appreciation High” 😀

Thesis has a learning curve – which is why it took me so long to get this new design up… The forum at Thesis is excellent – the people there helped me so much. Now I have a decent understanding of how it works….

I’m going to email you tonight – hopefully we can set up a time to talk next week….

Big Hugs to You!

10 Ellie October 31, 2009 at 3:04 am

Hi Max…

I am always wanting to carry that positive feeling throughout the day… Thanks for visiting…

11 Maria October 31, 2009 at 5:19 am

I truly appreciate the love & caring & understanding of special people in my life . I know GOD is working through these people & this knowledge just fills me with gratitude.

12 Ellie November 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Hi Maria …

Thanks for sharing! You might want to share all your appreciations at my new site:

Have a Fantastic Day!

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