Gratitudes: some days, I struggle to write or think them. Not that life is bad or awful for me. Just that my mind seems to swerve into the downward spiral zone…like everyone else. I wish a snap of my fingers would disappear it. Essential oils DO help. But still, some days are harder than others, with or without a reason, wouldn’t you say?
So, I return to my gratitudes. Because what else can fill up a cup faster than firmly taking a look around and under and within to find the least little bits of amazing? Because regardless of what my brain or emotions are telling me at the moment, they are still there. All the good. Still there.
So…I am grateful that there were no tornadoes in my life today. That my sister’s town seemed to fair as well. For Sophie snuggles and Mark bringing home epsom salts. For a mid-day nap, because…I can. For Zoom to connect with my son, my friends, my partners. For hope and help. Those two things are just plain magic. For courageous Facebook shares that show me just how strong the human spirit is, for compassionate reminders that amazing kindness exists every day. For cuddly dogs and warm fires and bright sunshine and balanced checkbooks. For coffee and cherry tomatoes and Fridays. For weekends and holidays and camping ahead. For doing what I can for whom I can as often as I can. For that being enough. For lights along the path. For dreams. For visions. For releasing and renewing. For clearing out the clutter that clogs the mind, body and physical world. For metta meditation and for quiet caring. For bubbles and dandelions, trampolines and snorkeling. For joyful memories to hold fast to and for the grace to let them be memories. For the ability to cry. To sing. To laugh. To walk. To dance. To rollerskate. For easy relationships to bring comfort. For hard relationships to bring growth. For gluten free cheesecake, for lessons to learn. For peace, for passion, for mercy and truth. For all this and more, today I am grateful.
- Posted by Dawn Behm
- On April 2, 2017
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