To appreciate 9/17

The economic definition of the word appreciation is : an increase in the value of an asset over time.

I love words. I feel like they give little clues.

When I appreciate something or someone I am using my energy of love. I am placing an increase in value on the object of my attention.

I like the fact that the economic definition states “over time”. This makes sense to me.

I cannot truly appreciate something unless I have had it’s opposite. So it takes time to place value on the object or asset. I need the time and the experience with it and without it to know it’s true value.

I am learning this about myself.

I have spent so long…many days that have added up to years..not appreciating or loving myself.

I have covered up my feelings with drugs, alcohol, relationships, jobs…you name it.

I am finally coming to see…it is all about the love of self. It is all the small decisions that I make that soothe my soul because I am loving me.

God’s grace has pulled me from hell on earth…to find me. For this I truly appreciate.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

17 thoughts on “To appreciate 9/17

  1. Very true dear lady. When we experience one love (conditional), only then can we appreciate unconditional loves worth when it arrives. If we block self love then we are in fact blocking unconditional love. The blocks are those conditions we place on ourselves…doubt, fear etc., and in understanding them we ‘see’ why we hold them and what they are doing to us, so let them go…and in that one act we allow unconditional love in. Great post dear lady, your ‘let go’ is in full swing 😀❤️🙏🏽

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    1. Yesss be good to yourself ❤️slow down take a breath look how far you have come and really feel proud. We only have right here right now…might as well feel as good as we can about it ❤️much love to you

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  2. When I was going through the darkest point in my life–I was in an extremely abusive (physically and worse) situation at work, my yoga teacher told me, “Unless you appreciate the small things, God won’t give you the keys to the Cafillac!” So I started to see how many people loved me, how many people were on my side.. Then I started to see that I could get help from a lawyer and leave my job before my contract was up…That there were supports available to help me until I was able to work again…Long story short, I appreciated my way to an amazing job and an amazing life. And I wear a Cadillac Keychain on my lanyard. 😉

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      1. Certainly encouraged… and demeaning behavior (from both kid and adult) discouraged. I guess to be human is to become wounded, hard as that is, so we experience the path of recovery and resilience. Still, I could do without all those scars! 😀

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