(For the past four years, I’ve used Reverb10 prompts to give myself a question to answer every day of December. It’s a great way to reflect on the year and set goals for the future. I’ve kept my favorite prompts, added a few from other sources like Project Reverband created my own month-and-a-bit of questions.)
Gratitude. How did you show gratitude this year?
We now donate monthly to a local food bank. It’s not a lot, but the promise of a monthly donation is a big deal to them – instead of just donating once a year. We were walking in the sun, after getting take out yet again, and realized we were so damn rich. Not millions rich, but richer than most. Both employed, bonus checks on the way. We hardly knew what to do with ourselves.
“We’d hardly miss it, really.” If it came straight from our paychecks.
And we don’t. But we feel better for having done something about our good fortune.
(Last year I wrote this.)