Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I appreciate you.

I appreciate you.
Three words that are rarely ever said.
Three words that could heal a relationship if ever spoken.
Three words that speak magnitudes but are never muttered.
Why is it that we don’t let people know that we appreciate them?
Their energy, their presence, their words, their smile, their laugher.
Relationships and friendships end because of lack of appreciation.
The words can be said or shown in many ways.
But still we avoid letting those around us know how much they mean to us.
We avoid being raw and letting others know that they actually have an impact.
I appreciate all those around me. I surround myself by those I am grateful for.
The ones that want to bid you farewell before you set off on your trip.
The ones that contact you multiple times to let you know they miss your presence.
The ones that make the effort to let you know their successes and their downfalls.
People show you appreciation in many ways. Maybe not necessarily in their words but in their actions.
Be honest. Be open. Let those around you know that you appreciate them.
I was told before I left that I was appreciated and it blew me away because no better words could describe how I felt about that person.
Surround yourself by people whose energy you can appreciate.  
During my travels I realized how grateful I am for the people around me and the life I am able to live.
I started to realize all the things I appreciate.
From people to small things I took for granted before.
We don’t truly realize the things we have until we take a step back to see and feel the power of them.
The friends that text you each week with a countdown of your arrival.
The family that gets together to have a lunch by the sea in your honor.
The mom that listens to your every word and is always encouraging you to be your self.
& all the people that opened their doors to me and allowed me to live with them for however long I desired.
So here is to you all, my friends, family and beautiful souls I come in contact with.

I appreciate you.

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