Appreciate

The prompt for today is from December 14 – Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)This is a tough one. There's so much I've been appreciative over the last year.Having good health and being able to do the adventures that I want to. Having great friends and family that support what I'm doing. Having a good job and the freedom to try a lot of different things.I'd have to say that I'm most appreciative of the position I'm in right now and the friends, family and strangers that have helped me along the way. Without them I would not be where I am today. I would not be dreaming of doing so many awesome things in the upcoming years.Without them I wouldn't be planning out my next moves towards location independence and passive income.Without them I wouldn't be researching the details on running the 75 km long West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island.Without them I wouldn't be driving my bomber Toyota 4runner to random locations in the mountains for crazy adventures with great friends.I realize that my current position is partly a big messy combination of past decisions, luck, freak accidents and some dogged determination. But without the people that I was with along the way, I'd be working at a fast food chain all day watching tv all night. Thank you everyone that helped me NOT do that.What have you appreciated most over the last year?***I've been writing with the Reverb10 Crew since the beginning of December. I haven't published everything I've written but there are a few good ones. See my Reverb10 posts.These last few weeks of 2010 will be dedicated to reviewing what I did in 2010 and what's next in 2011. See all the review posts here.