How am I grateful today? I am grateful to be alive and to have opportunity after opportunity to grow, almost despite myself. What encouragement and validation! I think I’ll keep going! And I will show my appreciation by savoring simple pleasures and hidden beauty; by facing every challenge with compassion and Love, for self and others; by staying committed and present with myself and my vision; by owning my gifts unapologetically, and sharing with abandon.
This is the first day, the last day, the only day — and it is a gift. I am alive, open-hearted, and full of wonder. Now.
I am grateful today that my Dream is dragging me toward fruition despite my best attempts at resistance. Luckily my resistance is more than matched by my quiet determination to evolve, and by the power of a Calling.
I’ve been a little overwhelmed for a couple of days. Which is not to say that I’ve been lacking gratitude, only the ability to present it coherently. Today, I had the opportunity to take my energy working skills on the road for a house call, and a visit with a sweet friend. The one hour, scenic drive to get there was medicine enough. The time spent in warm conversation, laughter, and healing, sealed the deal. I feel better. And I am entirely grateful for all the ingredients which made up this mini road trip and brought me back to my senses.
It is a rare occasion to spend the day with my mother and my son. It hardly feels necessary to say more. My face hurts from smiling and my heart is bursting with Love.
(Special shout-out to my son’s beautiful partner whose presence added so much light to our day.)
I spent the day cleaning and cooking in anticipation of a visit from my mother who is coming to stay for a couple of days. Just before dusk I went for a walk to clear my head and the light was making aglow, the remaining vestiges of autumn. I am grateful today for my able body and willing spirit — and for the land, full of it’s seasons, beauty, and surprises which nourish me through my own endeavors and seasons.
Be It Ever So Humble
It is the place where I feel safe, at ease, myself; where I am valued and loved; where I belong. It contains my hermitage and my community; holds my grief and my Joy. Home. Where I work, play, meditate, commune, isolate, and evolve. Because I can, and I must. I am ever Grateful for my sweet home.