The  article about being  thankful for acts of self-love is rich beyond words.   You beautifully describe the many elements of sensate  focus involved in mindful self-loving.   This deliberate, slow approach to self-pleasuring unfolds into an attitude of blissful gratitude.   I can see how communion with nature and the spiritual energy of the universe happens with the grateful  self-loving.     I will reread this article over and over again  and take a deep breath and thank your for sharing it with RPM and beyond.