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THE VIBE: Appreciation

THE VIBE: Appreciation

THE VIBE: Appreciation

I apologize for this week’s late post, I’ve been so sick! Kentan left for an away game on Friday just in time for me to get a stomach bug. I spent all weekend in bed, alone and miserable. Other than being sick life’s been pretty low key.¬†With this still new week I’m going to focus on my health, and getting back to 100%. I also want to force people to think about appreciation.

My Vibe for the week:


Appreciation: How do we show people we appreciate them?

K woke up in a terror the other night and said he had a bad dream, and appreciates me for all I do. It felt great, I needed to hear something nice and it totally got me thinking. It’s such an easy thing to call someone or just say hey! I appreciate you! I think we should all do it more often.

Mom & Dad: I could never, ever in a million years begin to sum up or explain all my parents have done for me. They’ve been nothing but supportive and helpful. So when K said, I appreciate you, the first peope I thought of were my parents! When was the last time I told them that? When was the last time I showed them that?

Don’t get me wrong I call and text them every day, but when I get home I know I’m going to have to spend a lot of quality time with them. Which to some people might sound hard, but to me it sounds like red wine and a lot of Italian food. I think my parents feel most appreciated when they feel we WANT to spend time with them, and WANT to be with them. So when I get home, I know I have a lot of making up to do and I can’t wait.

My Brother: My brother is a hero for a living, and he tries to carry that over into every other aspect of his life. He’s a firefighter, he’s a big brother to me, he rescued his animals and he helps anyone and everyone even if it puts him out. To top it off he’s really freaking funny. You might think I’m funny, but he’s in a league of his own. Sometimes I’ll text him just so he can make me laugh, and it is so appreciated.



Family: How do we show our loved ones? One thing I noticed while I’ve been away is how great getting mail is. When my aunt, or my mom sends me a card it gives my whole day a great vibe. I love seeing familiar handwriting, no one writes anymore! E-mails are fun too, but how great is it to see someone took the time to get a card, and buy an international stamp, and send a letter to me in Greece. That is love and appreciation in it’s purest form.


My Friends: Since I moved it’s been hard to keep in touch with people and maintain relationships. I feel that for most people if someone moves away it is “Outta sight outta mind” kind of tendancies. I have a few friends who religiously check up on me but other than that I haven’t heard much.

So last night one of my best friends Facetime’d me, and she’s busy with a big girl job and a man in her life so I haven’t heard from her much. When I saw her face on my phone, I started to tear up. After being in a country for four months where you see nothing but strange faces it was so incredible to see a familiar face, and one that I missed so so much.


My Boyfriend: I’m not gonna get sappy and make you all gag, but I love this guy. The past few months together has taught us so many valuable lessons. One of them being how important it is to tell eachother “I appreciate you.” I think a lot of the time people are taken for granted, and that is what can causes problems. Today he picked up our bill at lunch and I said thank you, and he kind of made a face like duh I’m going to feed you. It might mostly manners, and he was right it did sound funny to thank someone you’ve been dating for 4 years for lunch, but I wanted him to know things like that don’t go unnoticed. I appreciate him looking out for me, even for something as simple as lunch.


Inspiration: I’m gonna give my mom a mention… while we were growing up our “Golden Rule” was to treat others how you want to be treated. Going with the vibe of appreciation for this week I think this is a great thing to mention! We want to be appreciated by our loved ones, so lets spread the love and make it known!!

I also saw this on IG and loved it…




Showing people our appreciation = Worth our energy!

Have a great week everyone, sending you so many great vibes and good luck!!


1 thought on “THE VIBE: Appreciation”

  • awesome Ms B!!!! Sounds like your stay abroad is a daily ‘meditation”..Meaning, in the absence of all those familiar faces and familiar experiences , you are able to clearly SEE what truly matters… Nano
    P.s speaking of cards, I hope you and K received my New Year cards to you both?? just checking cuz ya never know with the
    ‘over the sea-DEE LIVE er EEEEEE” LOL…. nano

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