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ART OF appreciation.
II Is the 0,1 'vh,e*» Mnk«» the Do nicstle Machinery Knn Smoothly. Some cynics say that appreciation is lost art in our age: They can quote too maay utterances from the pulpit, tjje platform and the press in support of their verdict. There are immense advantages in freedom of speech, but there is no advantage to all—except to the devil and the forces that make for despair—in unfair and unkindly criti cism. The more excellent way is to look at the bright side of things, and to recognize whatever is good in men or movements. The world will not be lashed into goodness, but it may be coaxed. Resolutions to be and do bet ter flourish in the sunshine of genial appreciation, but they wither and die before the blighting breezes of fault finding. The larger practice of the art of appreciation will add much to the sweetness and helpfulness of daily living. Appreciation is, in many instances, but another form of gratitude. Some writer says that a heart without grat itude is like a grate filled with fuel un lighted, and the room all the colder be cause of the unfulfilled promise of glow 'and warmth. Those who have received favors and feel their obligations, either to God or man, are bound to give some expression to their feeling. Apprecia tion may be and often is giving thanks to whomsoever thanks are due. This is done on a large scale when, after u great campaign, honorable mention is made of the heroes who have distin guished themselves by successful valor. It is right that the soldier who bore ♦ So hpnt. nnd hiwden of the hattlp with. out flinching should receive the grate ful acknowledgment of the country he has served so faithfully. Such appre ciation is not flattery, but the fitting tribute of the nation to services worthy j of recognition. The same principle should extend into every department cf civil social and domestic life lead ing us to say the helpful word and manifest the grateful spirit in which there are both inspiration and re ward. Appreciation is the oil of family life, j making the domestic machinery go swiftly and smoothly. A superficial critic of the undemonstrative char acter of Scottish affection says that a Scotchman never tells his wife that he loves her until she is dead. lie was not an Irishman, ulthough in this in statnee he perpetrated a bull, but a solid, matter-of-fact, if somewhat dull, observer. Too many a weary and bur dened wife has to wait until the hour of death for the loving word of appre ciation which would chase away the clouds from her sky and surround her with sunshine. The husband who is a true hovTse-band of the qualities that sweeten and strengthen life by the fire side, speaks frequently and freely his grateful appreciation of the unceasing ministry of the wife and mother. This is his duty as well as his privilege. Parents have to wait too long for the recognition of their devotion to their children, a devotion which gathers into itself the prayers, the anguish, the sac 1’ifina f\ f V.r\^1»» r- » > 11 1 n v* rl or»! »*! t IT‘'r. O i WVJV4 * t CUUt Mint wpll il., a- v* vent eulogiums in the chamber of death, fragrant flowers heaped in pro- ; fuse prodigality on the coflin, and a beautiful marble monument in the j churchyard, are poor substitutes for the loving words which ought to have | been spokt n in the days of service that was appreciated, but never praised, it j is better to break the alabaster I ■ x of grateful love in the ministry of atfee- ! tionate attention than to hoard it up for the hour of burial, when the heart is cold and unresponsive. There is another class of workers for th# welfare of humanity in our day who should receive more generous ap preciation. Preachers of the everlast ing Gospel, who hold forth the word of life Sabbath after Sabbath, pastors who spend heart and brain and en ergy week after week in comforting tne j 8tu! and ministering to the sick, deserve cordial acknowledgment of their labors. ' They would shrink from flattery as ! from a blow, but the frank and eor- ' dial mention of help received from their services would often be to them as a draught of cold water to a thirsty trav eier. The words of criticism and con demnation are spoken freely, but the words of appreciation are doled out with miserly hand—except in obituary notices. Appreciation of the pulpitis, like mercy, twice blessed—it blesses him who gives and him who receives. Gladstone once said that what an audience gives in vapor comes back to them in rain. Surround your minister with an atmosphere of appreciation in an<l out of the pulpit, and see if your appreciation does not return to j'ou laden with blessing. If you would live the happy, helpful fife, a ■ 1 >n the art of fault-finding, a»d ci vate the art of appreciation. ^ i® I asier to criticise superbly than t , he smallest deed well. None °f you '-hbors is perfect, and you do no v. your own perfection by flin£ir -.mes at their imperfections. Th(> b r way is: “i n to their faults a little blind, A ) thi ir vlrt '• s very kind.” Hpw I'ow did you queer yourself ; with t Prenoh girl? ( i asked her to dance the ?«nr.; ’ with me.—Judge, 1 | %1\V7 1 [ j; | Future comfort for present ^ i seem,n8f economy, but buy the <3 | Sf wing machine with an estab- < (y hshed reputation, that guar- < 3 i antees Y°o long and satisfac- <3 l 1 service. ^ j. jt ji^3 *•' |f\^ 13 Mr* ^ f ITS PINCH TENSION ij \ TENSION INDICATOR, j 3 | (devices for regulating and 13 < showing the exact tension) are <3 Sa few of the features that 3 * j, emphasize the high grade 33 character of the White. <3 3 \ Send for our elegant H, T. < 3 ] ► catalog. 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