ABC Appreciation GAME

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Too often we may lose sight of what we value and appreciate as we become complacent with our health, our friends and family, our environment, and the comforts of our material goods. In the past couple of days I have been having a bit of fun with social media by reigniting appreciation in myself and others. I call it the ABC appreciation game.

On Facebook I had my friends and family name something (or someone) in the comments they appreciate, but they had to keep in alphabetical order. For example if the comment before I post starts with the letter “c” as in cats, then I would need to comment with an person or item that starts with “d” as in dogs or dancing. Of course the game became a bit tricky when we got to the letter “x”, but I have some clever friends. One of them came up with the Xantus’s hummingbird for the letter “x”. (And, my husband came up with x-box, LOL).

In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, I listed some items and people for which I am grateful that readily came to mind in alphabetical order:

A – adventure, adaptability, air conditioning, art/art supplies…

B – breathing, blankets, books, bathrooms, biodiversity…

C – caramel, chocolate, clothes, choice, color, creativity…

D – Daddy, dancing, dogs, design…

E – eyes, ears, electricity…

F – family, friends, food…

G – giggles, geometry, generosity, giraffes…

H – hugs, happiness, honesty, harps…

I – intuition, intelligence, integrity, ice cream…

J – joy, jet airplanes, jazz, journals…

K – kisses, kindness, kind people…

L – love, laughter, literature, lasagna…

M – Monique (my sister), Mommy, music, medicine, meditation…

N – nature, nervous system, nostalgia, numbers…

O – optimism, options, oxygen…

P – paper, poetry, philosophy, patterns, pizza, pasta…

Q – quartz, quests, questions…

R – Rick (my husband), rainbows, rockets…

S – science, spirituality, shapes, scribbles, sugar, snowflakes…

T – trees, teachers, toilets, technology, transportation…

U – universe, universities, umbrellas, unicorns…

V – vision, validation, vacation, vaccinations…

W – water, waterfalls, wisdom…
X – xenology (is the scientific study of extraterrestrial phenomena) and xerophytes (a species of plant that has adaptations to survive in an environment with little water.)

Y – yoga, yogurt, yeast bread…

Z – zeal, zippers, zucchini…

Truth be told, I had to look up words for the letter “x”because the terms xenology and xerophytes are not words that readily come to my mind. Nonetheless, this was a great exercise in focusing on what I appreciate. And, I found that the more I expressed gratitude, the more enriched and blessed I felt. This game brought about for me a new awareness of all the things for which I am deeply grateful. I hope it does the same for you. What do you appreciate? Please feel free to share in the comments.

All rights reserved.  ©2018 by A. K. Orobko

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2 thoughts on “ABC Appreciation GAME

  1. Dr. Angi, I love to play the Alphabet game. I’ve used it for what I’m Grateful for; my Favorite things, etc. I Love the picture you posted. The colors are so vibrant. What brand of paint did you use??I’d love to have those colors on my palette. Have a gre

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  2. @Cathe P Thank you for your comment. The drawing was created using a fine point black sharpie and black fine point uni-ball vision pen; then I painted it by scanning it into a digital format and using the digital palette of my Jasc Paint Shop Pro software.

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