…because they’re not really daily affirmations, are they? *shrugs* Hell if I know. I just write here.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
- the action or process of affirming something or being affirmed. “he nodded in affirmation”
- emotional support or encouragement. “the lack of one or both parents’ affirmation leaves some children emotionally crippled”grat·i·tudeɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/
- the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.“she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support”
Yeah, totally not the same things.
Thanks to my friend Chaz DeSimone, who’s a pretty cool artist guy I cyber-met recently, it’s been pointed out to me that affirmations and gratitudes are not the same thing. Not really. I mean, I suppose they could be. I was thinking gratitude as I write these things, but I called them affirmations yesterday. So I’m changing it. And like Chaz, I’m going to shorten gratitude to gratto because I like the way it looks and sounds. When I say it aloud, it reminds me of Joe’s Grotto, which is a bar in Phoenix. But that’s not the point….
Here’s today’s gratto:
I’m grateful for the wonderful friends I’ve met throughout my life and since I joined Twitter six and a half years ago. Some of you have been around for 20 to 30 years; some of you I’ve only recently met. Some of you I’ve hung out with, danced with, done crazy shit with because I know you in real life; some of you I’ve met online, but have had the pleasure of meeting in person, which has been awesome. And even if we haven’t met just yet, we will, because y’all are worth my time. And that’s saying a lot. I love every one of you. You have been my inspiration, my rock, my sanity, my partner in crime, my family, my devil’s advocate, my sounding board, my angel, my truth, my motivation, my cheerleader, my support network, my shoulder to cry on, my savior, and so much more. For that, I can never thank you enough and can only hope I have been the same for you.