Megan Melack

Notes on Gratitude


assignment 1

Notes on gratitude...

Going into this project, the thought of having to read something so intimate gave me a momentary rush of anxiety. After reflecting on this emotional response, I saw that the act of vulnerability required to do this was actually something to be viewed as freeing. Initially the idea of being vulnerable is quite discomforting, but once I read the letter, it gave me a wash of good feeling. I opened the door inside myself where I offered a gift of gratitude and thanks to an unsuspecting audience. Through vulnerability I am able to go places in relationships otherwise inaccessible – because of this, I am grateful for this practice.