I am grateful for interesting people that come into my life. I am grateful that others recognize my Light when I think it is not shining. I am grateful to be on a path of awareness and learning. I am grateful to spend my days with wonderful people. I am grateful to see my weaknesses yet know how to approach them and work on them. I am grateful when I can find compassion for myself amidst the criticism and high expectations. I am grateful for fantastic books that make me go gaga with their story lines and characters, and when I am really lucky, amazing wit. I am grateful for my soft, fluffy pilllows and heated blanket to keep me cozy. I am grateful for roommates who are awesome. I am grateful for my truck that runs so well. I am grateful for my healthy body. I am grateful I can walk to school. I am grateful that I am learning to manage my energy better--or learning again and applying the knowledge and taking action! I am grateful for birdsong behind me, a lovely distraction as I write. I am grateful for writing and journaling and morning traditions that include the aforementioned and chai. I am grateful for books that jump out at me when I need them. I am grateful for friends that have variegated books on their shelves, and an abundance thereof! I am grateful to see my resistance, and work to change it. I am grateful that I see the struggle and work to let go. I am grateful that I see when I am being too controlling in the classroom and work to stop it. I am grateful for a sense of security that I find at home and school. I am grateful to feel this unusual and unknown desire to "stick" in one place for a while; I am starting to enjoy these roots I am growing. I am grateful for new friends and former friends and friends I've had "forever". I am grateful for a sense of connection and grounding and the knowledge that I need more of both. I am also grateful that I am learning when I need the opposite--vis a vis solitude-- and finding that in a healthy and life-affirming manner. I am grateful for creativity and ideas and Hygge and passé temps!
I am grateful for so much!
...is practicing gratitude every day for 365 days. Began on April 22, 2016, let's see how life changes over the course of this next year!