Summary of “How Two Words Can Change Your Life”

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”
Why do we always desire what we don’t have? Desiring things you don’t have is not necessarily a bad thing.
If we didn’t desire unattainable stuff, the world probably wouldn’t advance one bit.
When I read about historical figures such as Christopher Columbus, the Wright Brothers, or Nikola Tesla, they used that desire for good things.
They didn’t complain and had an innate desire to achieve things.
Or you can go with a casual “Thanks.” You can say it to people, but more importantly, you can also say it to random things.
Appreciation is an important aspect of a happy life.
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

The orginal article.