Attitude of Gratitude – a whole month of Thanksgiving; day 9

I am used to growing the most from challenging times in my life and am always grateful for the Beings who can hold the mirror up and (kindly) show me where I am not living up to my potential. But I also have bad pattern of letting my story of ‘not enough’ sneak in and color my spiritual practice, so sometimes that mirror, when showing me where I am missing the mark, becomes ‘something to fix.’ So today I am grateful for:

  1. People who hold the mirror up to show me the best parts of myself and remind me of the things I do well, the ways I’m right on course. Those who tell me again and again until I finally listen: your vulnerability is important. What you have to share should not be hidden. You are already whole, although you may not always see it yourself.

And on a lighter note, I am also grateful for:

2. Hot chocolate – because food can be comforting when consumed with the right mindset: no guilt, just joy!

3. Warm Brie cheese – see above.