Although I am trying to keep my blogs short and hopefully sweet, I cannot contain them in one word, but if I could that word for today would be "appreciate".Now, this word covers a huge range of emotions and feelings.
From waking up each morning..... who doesn't appreciate that....... to being able to interact with those around us, and for that matter the appreciation of those people around us that have influenced us and made us who we are today. To stay true to the "short" part as mentioned above, I will describe a very abbreviated version of appreciation.
With Father's Day just behind us, I would be terribly remiss if I did not let the world know how much I appreciate the kind, gentle and very persuasive teachings and ministrations of my late father. For those of you who probably have picked up on the fact that I used the present tense of the word for something that occurred in the past, this was deliberate and not a grammatical or typographical error. I appreciate now what he did then to make me the person I am today. I loved Dad then and I continue to love the memory of him and all the sacrifices he made so that his family( my mother, two sisters and two brothers) would feel cherished and special. Ok, so I am getting a wee bit melancholy here so must move on.
Another group of people that merit appreciation would of course be teachers. From the kindergarten
to college or university type of teacher, to the friend, co-worker or neighbor that taught you some valuable life lessons. All of these people are reflected in what you say and do, and how you think.
Let us raise a glass.... or mug, or china cup, or water bottle, in praise and gratitude of people that we appreciate!!
I just have to show you the "thank-you" gifts that my daughter is giving to her daughters' special teacher in appreciation of all that they have done ! What a great "Mommy" she is !!
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|Close up of thank-you tag!!!|