Today I bring you a post about appreciation. Who do we appreciate and how do we show it?
At the wee hour of 1am my boyfriend woke me to tell me why he was grateful for me. Well, one of the reasons. I support him emotionally with his art and music. My response was “Why not?”
I appreciate my partner for who he is. He’s not perfect and neither am I. I love that he’s passionate about his art and music and he’s excellent in both areas. He’s even been published for his circuit bending (taking toys or objects and turning them into sound machines) and I don’t know how he does it but he is good. If I try and change him it’s too much work and takes away from me getting him 100%.
We both struggle in areas. Since I met him 3 plus years ago I lost a job of 18 years due to a heart attack and I’ve struggled financially since. I’m working two part time jobs and going to college full time to get my teaching credential and emotionally supports me. He is in flux with his career and financially it’s hard for him too right now but I emotionally support him. We appreciate each other and one day the pay-off will be two stable, creative forces under one roof with four kids between us! Crazy, right? No, it seems just right to me. There’s work to be done first and we are both respectively doing our parts.
We all need to appreciate our partner, family member, friend, or co-worker and it’s nice to let them know we are thinking about them and it’s nice to know you’re appreciated. So take a moment today and let someone know you appreciate them.