I'm one of those people that needs to get stuff off my chest from time to time. I should mention that this chest of which I speak is (still) gainfully employed -- I'm nursing my almost 3-year old daughter and have two older, but still small children who each weaned near their 4th birthdays. My journey to and through motherhood and otherhood has roused the deep and dark within me, and this was supposed to be the place where I got it all off my chest ... but I've been a blogging failure.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
December 14 – Appreciate
What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?
Well, if I have to limit myself to one thing for 2010, I'd have to say ... nah. I can't just appreciate one thing.
I appreciate my motherhood and my children. I can't feel it or express it enough. My babies are growing up every day and being their mamma is the best thing ever.
I appreciate that my job provides me financial comfort. And I appreciate that I've stopped trying to find my self-worth in that job. It's not there, and I'm so thankful to finally *get* that.
Most of all, I have come to appreciate my health in 2010. I've always been rather robust, despite spending the last several years in a fog, wearing a cumbersome, heavy coat of general malaise 24/7/365. Now that I've gone gluten-free, I appreciate what feeling "normal" is. I appreciate a calm tummy, no aches and pains, a clear head, and ... delicious food on my plate. Thanks to blogs like Gluten-Free Girl, I'm able to focus on the deliciousness of foods I can eat rather than the depravity of missing the ones that make me sick.