Attitude of Gratitude: day 7-14

As can sometimes happen, a week flies by. It starts with one full, emotionally draining day which flows into another. Learning when to be quiet and to practice a deeper self-care is one of the best things we can learn from the challenging times in our lives. So here are some things I am grateful for from the past week:

  1. Uncertainty and the presence it demands of us... and the freedom that can ultimately result.
  2. Support and not from those who have an agenda or who expect your reaction and process to look like theirs, but from those who are willing to just listen and allow and love.
  3. Humor and perspective because it's easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom. It's easy to fall into victim mentality. It's easy to forget what is still beautiful and peaceful and true.
  4. My inner warrior and fierceness because most of the time I choose to be kind and loving, but when needed, she is there - setting boundaries and offering protection and taking a strong stance for what is true and right: love.
  5. My daily meditation practice that has finally become a true habit. And not because 'it is good for me', but because it feels so good to do it. I am falling in love with silence and space and.. it is good for me! And reminds me again and again of who I truly am.
  6. Watching the seasons change and the moon move through its phases in the sky and noting the passage of time and space in a way that a calendar can never truly measure.
  7. The flight of birds and how each has a different way of flying.
  8. Read-aloud time with friends and the collective strength of imagination. Also, Harry Potter because, well... duh.
  9. The wild sacred journey that is deepening with my own journey of transformation, healing, and learning through energy medicine.
  10. Being sick - it sucks, but it also gives you a great excuse to lay in bed all day and let's face it... sometimes we need those days.