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These Speeches Urge People to Appreciate the Little Things

 - Aug 7, 2013
These inspiring keynotes encourage audiences to appreciate the little things. It’s easy for individuals to lose sight of how lucky they are, and it’s even easier to become envious of others. The speeches featured here urge people to be grateful for what they have rather than being distraught over what they don’t.

Tania Luna shares her personal story with an audience in her appreciation speech. Luna grew up homeless, but never felt down about how little she had. Instead she felt grateful for the little things. She felt blessed to be sleeping in a shelter. She describes finding a penny and feeling rich for a day.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney’s speech focuses on appreciating one’s surroundings. He encourages people to power down and unplug once in awhile. This speaker is the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, which encourages relaxing and cloud-gazing.

Entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson stresses the importance of people showing gratitude to others as they grow personally and professionally. It's important for individuals to appreciate where they are in life and how they got there.

These fantastic speeches remind viewers to be gracious and appreciate the people and possessions that they have around them.