-for the spirit of gratitude, thankfulness. Counting blessings and realizing the truth of no matter the outer circumstances there can be a gladness of heart. I am fortunate.
-For friendship. The highest expression of love in my life.
-For the realization that the grief/pain I feel for the losses I have endured with my blood family has impacted my ability to trust in new relationships of all kinds and actually to trust life in general. This acknowledgment feels like a gift: Space to feel, time to heal.
-For so many tears shed. My eyeballs hurt but the release has been good. Not necessarily lighter. But clearer for sure.
-For sudden rapid changes in my living situation, though disruptive to my equilibrium, have proved to be instructive overall.
-For my new social worker
-For Gentleman Jack.