As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-John F. Kennedy
When asked a few days ago, "What's the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?" my response was:
My most memorable gift this year was Support, I truly felt the helping hands of others this year. Whether they sent kind words, generous monetary gifts, smiles, airline tickets, mouthed "thank you" or "I love you", treated me to breakfast, lunch and dinner, or sat expectantly in front of me for a yoga class. I felt so cared for and appreciated.
I've been so blessed in years past, but this year I felt as though everyone was bracing me, telling me that I was doing the right thing. In the coming year, I'd like to continue to notice and appreciate Support, as well as to spread it around to others.
Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
Art: Gifts by Julie Paschkis, 2003
Posted on Lessons In Balance, December 30, 2010.