Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year?
How do you express gratitude for it?
I love that this prompt came on today. Today marks the one year anniversary of my own personal Apocalypse. Today is the day, on year ago, when I thought my life was destroyed by rumor and innuendo. I stand (I’m actually sitting in bed, I thought I should be honest) here bearing witness that I survived. I came out the other side of hell. Not because the devil didn’t see me. Good heavens, I ate with him at his dinner table. No, I came out because of my family.
It’s hard to pick just one thing to appreciate the most from this past year. I don’t know if I could pick just one thing. Only one thing. But it needs to be my family.
It would be these people:
And these people too:
And most certainly:
To be sure I will never be able to show my gratitude enough. I will never be able to attend enough graduations or soccer games or dance recitals. But I hope all these people know how much I love them. And how much light they gave me in my darkest times this last year. This is this best part about family: it is never about repayment and always about being.
I am surrounded, surrounded by an energy that propels me forward. I am so blessed by having these people as my family. It is no wonder I could boldly I dine with the devil and ask him to please pass the hot sauce; I knew who I had waiting for me once I left. I even cleaned my plate.