Letter of Gratitude: Austin

Dearest Austin,

Every week, I write a letter of gratitude. The recipient is someone who has challenged or helped me grow in some way, spiritually, emotionally or intellectually. This week, I dedicate my letter to you.

I know that we joke about a lot of things but I would like you to know how much I appreciate you being one of my more stable friends when I needed it most. A few weeks ago, I made the decision to cut my father out of my life. This was probably one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make but I finally realized the importance of making my well-being a priority. I had to come to terms that the deterioration of his/my relationship was affecting all aspects of my life. How does this relate to you? Well, I haven’t always made the right decisions on guys I allow into my life. I know that you think I have ridiculous standards. I also know that you don’t think that I’m able to change or evolve (emotionally). In fact, most of the boundaries I have in my life are directly related to coping mechanisms I have developed over the last 10 years in order to deal with aggressors.

I guess what I’m trying to say is THANK YOU! Thank you for loving me when I felt I was unlovable. Thank you for showing kindness and genuine concern when I needed it most. Thank you for keeping me in your life, even when it was sometimes at a distance. Thank you for teaching me truths about myself (mainly circulating around my emotional processing and unintentional sexual affect on guys). Thank you for having patience with me as I continue to grow – and challenging me professionally and spiritually. Thank you for being an example that it’s OK to act from heart center. Thank you for being a wonderful example of the benefits of being in the moment. Thank you for being a well-wisher.

Thank you for being my friend.

I send you an abundance of love and positive vibes!

Always,

Jess
 

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