Obviously, right now ALL of us are living in this surreal reality where every minute of our day is completely different than even a week ago.
I’m finding myself more affected by ANY small moment of kindness than ever before. It doesn’t matter what size the kindness is, my heart SWELLS at each instance.
I believe one of the things that come out of this is a re-connection to ourselves, to our community, and to the Earth. (Did you hear that our new way of living is reducing air pollution?)
Reconnection to that within us was desperately needed.
I know that it’s something I needed, but I was moving too fast through life to experience connection the way I am now.
And I’m grateful for that. I’m grateful for the opportunity to find the good that is still out there. I’m going to share my personal thankful list. Some of this stuff might not even make sense to you – but I want to put it out there, in hopes that you’ll make your own list and share it!
I feel thankful that I can go outside, behind the house, and watch the birds (the hawk activity is incredible!)
I feel thankful that my son is home safe and sound from his terminated Outward Bound trip (what a scare!)
I feel thankful that I’m still able to teach my classes to my students (makes my heart sing!)
I feel thankful that our friends are letting us (and our son) stay in their home for a completely indefinite period of time (and who knows how long!)
I feel thankful that I have 2 pairs of jeans that I can alternate between so I don’t have to wear the same thing EVERY day
I feel thankful for yesterday’s Energy Share in my Be Open community where we all gathered to give and receiving healing. (We all teared up at the end, I think. I know I did)
I feel thankful that a few weeks ago, Kevin and I had this “idea” (ha! we were definitely intuitively guided on this one!) to go to Barnes and Noble and buy a whole bunch of board games and puzzles
I feel thankful that i have lots of shampoo on hand and that I currently live with my hair stylist
I feel thankful that as I write this, it’s approaching 70 degrees out
I feel thankful that our friends that we’re living with found their old Nintendo and my son is now having fun playing a twenty-year old game of Galaga (oh the graphics!)
I feel thankful that I have access to online pilates, meditations, and classes to keep me feeling good
I feel thankful that you’ve read my list this far too.
GRATITUDE and THANKFULNESS are really wonderful ways to keep your attention on the present moment. They keep you from going down the what if pathway (which never feels good no matter what the circumstances!).
So, I challenge you to write (and share here!) your own list of gratitude (even if no one else will understand it!)
Love and Light,
PS: We’ll be doing more energy shares and receives in Be Open over the next few weeks. Please join in if you feel like it could help you. I’ll also be looking at other ways to create community, togetherness, and support too.