We fail to appreciate the treasures we have in life by being thankful for them, but appreciate has a second meaning -to increase in value. When we appreciate the good in our lives the good appreciates unfortunately the opposite is also the case when we don’t appreciate the good in our lives, the good depreciates Irvin Yalom a Stanford psychiatrist conducted research on terminally ill patients. Time after time they said ‘for the first time in my life I feel truly alive’ They began to appreciate the things they had, they breathed more, went for walks in the park, appreciated the people close in their lives. Do we need to wait until something tragic happens before we appreciate life. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.