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Things I Appreciate

– 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.

Friends sitting together in silence

Photo by Luke Ellis-Craven on Unsplash

– 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.

A food staple

Photo credit: Pixabay (CC License)

Random texts from friends.

Woman viewing text message

Photo credit: Pixabay

– 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. 🙂 ).

purple

Photo credit: Pixabay

A warm hug.

warm teddy bear hug

Photo credit: Pixabay

Music.

no music no life photo

Photo by Simon Noh on Unsplash

Candlelight (from paraffin-free soy candles 😉 ).

candlelight from heart-shaped candle

Photo credit: Pexels

When you sing to the birds on the pond and they start gliding toward you.

birds on pond gliding toward singing person

Photo by Val Vesa on Unsplash

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).

two sides being presented to third party

Photo credit: Pixabay

Women who build up other women, or who seem to be unaware that there is a competition.

women being kind to each other

Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash

Men who aren’t afraid to cry or express their emotions.

Man crying

Photo credit: Pixabay

Mothers who sacrifice essentially everything for their kids.

mother and father holding child's feet heart shape

Photo credit: Pexels

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.

Janitorial equipment

Photo credit: Pixabay

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).

Person defying fashion trends

Photo by Jerry Kiesewetter on Unsplash

Elderly people who remain optimistic and kind, in spite of all they’ve been through (like my grandma).

chipper, upbeat elderly woman

Photo credit: Pexels


What things do you appreciate in life or in people?

Thanks for reading. <3


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6 Comments

  1. A Chicken

    How dare you use such adorable photos of ducks and bears to cute-ify your blog!!! 😀

    Some things I appreciate include:

    -Women who may not be that perpetually exuberant social butterfly type, yet have the utmost confidence in their inner world, thoughts, and reasoning that is shared with others without hesitation, in pursuit of fulfilling of that everlasting childlike curiosity.

    -People who have endured some of the most excruciating suffering the material world inflicts, yet continue living with their hearts full of love, empathy, and strength.

    -The privilege of free will that this life offers.

    -Ideas, perspectives, and wisdom that are worth loving and admiring.

    • Beautiful words as always, A Chicken. Thanks for commenting. <3 And yeah…I have a thing for animals…maybe especially stuffed animals. I'm never going to grow up. 😀

      • A Chicken

        If growing up means losing appreciation for stuffed animals, then I ain’t gonna grow up!

  2. This was an absolutely amazing post!!! You touched on so many things and everything you said was very true!! I really appreciate you sharing these thoughts! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!! Take care and Happy New Year!!!

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