appreciate |əˈprē sh ēˌāt|verb [ trans. ]1 recognize the full worth of • be grateful for (something) 2 understand (a situation) fully; recognize the full implications of
3 [ intrans. ] rise in value or price
i appreciate the stories that are shared in spaces where i can listen. from my son's creative tales to my love's laughter-enriched-stories to the shared stories around the tables i am present, i find these to be sacred stories told in sacred spaces. each of the stories shared impacts me and the way i live. i feel honored to be present to the laughter, the tears, the joy, the muck, the ordinary. stories hold life. stories carry promise. stories are our past, present, and future all rolled into one.
delight, gratitude, humility, awe, rest, light, and life pour through stories. i am appreciative of the stories shared that i carry within.