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The appreciation that comes with small moments of progress

Sometimes you get stuck on things. In my case, this week it was stuck dealing with an issue in one of the final scenes in my game not functioning the way I thought it would as I originally pieced it all together. It took a lot of trial and error and testing, but I finally got it figured out, and now the scene that was previously broken is functioning as I originally had intended for it to.

Even though I can’t really say I got very much “done” this week, I’m grateful I was able to take something moderately complex that was “broken” and get it functioning properly again. It was a relief in a sense, knowing it is now working properly. Even amidst my feelings of frustration for a perceived lack of overall productivity, there was still a sense of gratitude for making this sort of “little progress” on an unexpected hurdle.

Today I Am Thankful For…

Today, I am thankful for all the people in my life, be they friends or family or passers-by, who accept me for who I am. The people who are just content to let me be me, instead of trying to control me, or bind me within their own expectations, ideals, or worldviews. Even when I act in ways that seem strange or run counter to their sensibilities, they do not condemn me for it.

For this, they have my gratitude and my promise to endeavor to return this same gesture towards them, even when I make mistakes now and again.

What are you thankful for today?