Appreciation summons up warm feelings. Intangible and unquantifiable, there is no doubt that the energy within this noun is real.
Is there any other way of describing the sensation one feels when a literal pain in the neck finally subsides, after months of experiencing discomfort?
The realisation that one is able to transcend psychological and cultural barriers to seen and heard as a family member also calls for some form of acknowledgement.
Dawning awareness of motivation in the behaviour of others, especially when it becomes obvious that they don’t really know how to reach you, leads to compassion. Taking the time to reflect about others and cherishing the roles they might have played as you journeyed through earlier stages of life, is also a luxury