The first thing that popped into my head was that I have felt appreciated by a number of blog readers recently.
I’ve gotten some emails and comments from people letting me know that my main blog has been a source of encouragement and calm and cheer in their lives.
I feel a combo of honored and surprised whenever I hear this from readers; the thought that the typing I do on my WordPress dashboard has real effects on people’s lives is amazing, and I think it is such a privilege to be able to make a difference this way.
I recently took some photos of my brother and his fiancé for their save-the-date cards. They were under a time crunch, and so they were both very appreciative of me helping them out.
I also was just telling Mr. FG that Zoe is such a good appreciator. She routinely says thank you when I do basic things such as helping her with geometry or taking her somewhere or giving her a hair trim. Of course, I would do those things regardless of whether she appreciated them, but I really appreciate that she expresses her appreciation!
And not only does her appreciation bless me, I believe that her appreciative attitude will serve her well throughout her life. Appreciating other people is good for the person doing the appreciation.
(I have now typed the word “appreciation” or some variation thereof so many times in a row, it is starting to not look like a real word anymore.)