I’m thankful to have found stable ground for the first time in fifteen years. Today, I’m free to be myself, without having to worry about someone’s jealousy, insecurity, or fear of abandonment. For the most part, I have peace and stability with very little drama, very little neediness, and virtually no mistrust. Emotionally, I feel happier and healthier than I can ever remember. It’s a good place, and I’m grateful to have found this solid ground.
I’m also grateful to feel appreciated. For too many years of my life, I was made to feel as if nothing was good enough or even just enough, period. I constantly felt as if I were having to earn love on a day to day basis, and let me tell you, that’s no way to live. I’m thankful not to be in that place anymore, and there aren’t words for how grateful I am to have the little things acknowledged, appreciated, and reciprocated. After years and years of feeling unappreciated, I cherish being adored and respected. I will not take that for granted because I know all too well how the other end of the spectrum feels. I will make an effort every single day to express my thankfulness for being noticed and appreciated.