– When you can sit or walk in silence with your friend for ten, twenty, or thirty minutes, and not question the strength of your friendship. When silence is valued as much as the breaking of it.
– The moments when you run out of one of your food staples, and are reminded how blessed and fortunate you are to normally have access to that food – or to food at all.
– Random texts from friends.
– When someone loves you for your brain, heart, soul, or spirit, and finds you attractive before even seeing a picture of you or meeting you in person (on the rare occasion that you meet someone online before you do IRL. 🙂 ).
– A warm hug.
– Candlelight (from paraffin-free soy candles 😉 ).
– When you sing to the birds on the pond and they start gliding toward you.
– People who wait to hear both sides of a story or altercation before drawing a conclusion or offering their assessment of the situation (I sometimes struggle with this).
– Women who build up other women, or who seem to be unaware that there is a competition.
– Men who aren’t afraid to cry or express their emotions.
– Mothers who sacrifice essentially everything for their kids.
– Janitors in hospitals, stores, and restaurants. The position is typically a thankless one, in which they jeopardize their health by exposure to bodily fluids, germs, and toxic cleaning products.
– People who feel no compulsion to adhere to the latest fashion “rules” (especially if the latest trends disagree with them or are uncomfortable or expensive).
– Elderly people who remain optimistic and kind, in spite of all they’ve been through (like my grandma).
What things do you appreciate in life or in people?
Thanks for reading. <3
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