Things are dreary here. A whole lot of cloudy, cold weather. Rain every-other second. Getting back to reality. Not LOVING reality. It's not pretty.
So today as I was doing yoga (reality: laying on top of my mat with my eyes closed and pretending I was in savasana), I decided I needed to change my focus from all of the things I'm mad/disgruntled/upset/annoyed at, to some of the many things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for...
...rain, and sunshine, and the changes in the season, for it means things will grow and new life will always come in the spring.
...our good health, for I know it is fleeting.
...family, for what is life without the connectedness you are bound to.
...my book club, for they are some of my very dearest, very best ladies.
...friendships over coffee or wine or wings and beer. Conversations laced with laughter and tears, and offers of grace. Friends I can say anything to, for they are forgiving and lovely, and the peanut butter on my bread.
...a home I am excited to return to everyday, for it recharges me when I feel depleted.
...a lifetime of lovely memories, privileged moments, and "yes", for it reminds me that I have lively a mostly charmed life.
...a tutor that showed me this morning just how brilliant my son is, tears in my eyes as I watched her affirm his connections and understandings over and over and over again, for it reminded me of what I already knew.
...a job I enjoy going to, and the past experience that reminds me that every first year is the worst year, for things will always get better.
...enough, for although we are not rich by society standards and must watch every penny, we are in FACT very rich, and very lucky to have full bellies, heat in our home, and everything we need.
...peace, for although my heart rumbles with the sounds of resistance, I am so lucky to live in this place and this moment of peace. I experience so little ugliness. I am a lucky one.
...sunrises, for they are daily new beginnings.