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Here's to you!

I don't know about you, but when I wake up in the morning, I don't have a cheering section everyday telling me how awesome the day will be. There are obviously books I could read to give me that "positive affirmation" for the day. Potentially, I could even write on my bathroom mirror some quote to give me good "feels" or "vibes" every morning. Yet, in the midst of all the potential ways to get out on the right side of the bed each morning, it would seem there are still a million and one ways every day can become a battle.

Now I'm not just talking about days that feel like mundane "Mondays." I'm talking about EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Because for so many of us, there's a real frustration to life in the ebbs and flows. The biggest frustration? Well, personally it's a gratitude problem. 
While I may not have a cheering section every morning pumping me up, I am also not the first person to turn to God and greet or cheer Him on in …

répondez s'il vous plaît

Oh, I'm sorry! You might not recognize the term: répondez s'il vows plaît. It's something we actually see [as an acronym] all the time. It is the reminder we get for events big and small more typically stated, "RSVP." Répondez s'il vous plaît is french and translated means "please respond" in english. Confession, I did know the english term "acronym" but I did have to look up what RSVP stood for and I took spanish not french -- enough with the schooling and on to my reason behind this post.

The other day, I received an invitation for an event and there it was, the RSVP. For most people, if anxiety hits you when you get invited to anything it's probably a social thing. A few people in my family are extremely introverted and I've seen and heard the excuses on how to deal with the fears or social anxieties when accepting or declining invitations. For me, anxiety hits because there is an entirely different closet full of ghosts I have …