@Briony Fields I did start meditating a few weeks ago, and even though I'm not sure I'm doing it properly, I do have this same grateful feeling? It's quite odd, really. I was driving to my (crappy, poorly paid) job on the verge of tears a few days ago, but then had a little step back where I felt grateful for feeling anything at all, even if it's just shitty and anxious.
Uh, that sounds so utterly smug and pretentious now that I've typed it out. Sorry! It helped at the time though.