I decided to try something different for my second attempt. Wanted to use something visual for the acrostic instead of words. I began by looking at lists of nouns starting with D – just quickly looking through for what would jump out at me. A couple of them looked interesting, but when I got to diamond, I thought, “that’s it.” I then chose a stone for each of the letters of my name. If this sounds grandiose, please realize that I’ve hated myself for 40 years – ever since I was sexually abused. I really think this is a step in my recovery. Something inside me is saying I’m valuable. If you’ve read this far – THANK YOU.