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. 🙂 ).

Photo credit: Pixabay

A warm hug.

warm teddy bear hug
Photo credit: Pixabay


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. ❤

© 2017 Kate Richardson All Rights Reserved

6 thoughts on “Things I Appreciate

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s