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Day 14: Appreciate – Intentional Family

Published December 16, 2010 by rippnpebb

December 14 – Appreciate What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)

I think the one thing I have come to appreciate in the last year is something I talked about in a previous post. I have really come to appreciate the intentional family I’ve created mostly subconsciously until now. Just the other day, I sent an email to someone I want to intentionally bring into my family even though I felt totally weird about it especially since some of the people in family are leaving very soon, and some of the most important ones may be leaving in the next 6 months.

Even though I’ve had some super hard times this year when I felt there was nobody to help me, and nobody cared – hmm … actually I just need to make that statement. I don’t really have a response.

I appreciate that I can be totally myself around them, and that if I am really in a bind, I would be able to rely on them for help. I think the hardest thing for me is just asking for and accepting it. I guess the way I express gratitude for it sometimes is gifts which I know isn’t the most appropriate, but that also includes meals bought and home made goodies. I know the best way I can express gratitude for it is just to say so and to be just as clear that I am dependable and reliable in return.