What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
I appreciate S. More than I think he knows. He's been there for me this summer when I know I was extremely hard to live with. Sudden spurts of anger and rage mixed with long periods of what felt like numbness and withdrawal from life.
So he deserves a medal. Or something. Just for loving me through all of that.
I didn't express much gratitude this summer. I wasn't capable of expressing much. At least that's how it felt.
After going to Saskatoon last month, my outlook on life changed. Not overnight, it's an ongoing thing, an awareness of perspective and the important things in life. It has made me easier to live with I think. I hope. And it has made me more aware of expressing gratitude and love towards people I value. I hope it has actually taken action. I know I'm not as stressed. I'm calmer.
I don't think I've actually thanked S. for his wonderfulness this summer though. I think I'm going to do that. Right now.