It's Sunday, and I am eternally grateful for my cozy, Hygge, toasty, hot-melted-butter-between-pancakes feel of my warmed up mattress pad! I am staying in bed to drink chai, read, study, and play online!
I am grateful my rebounding health as I felt I was coming down with the Austin Plague that's been circling me like buzzards waiting for carrion, for a month. Fever, malaise, and congestion has minimized to a bit of runny nose and infrequent cough! This means wellness remains and I will not get the full-on Austin Avian-like Flu that seemingly EVERYONE around me has suffered! Yay!
I'm grateful for fun times with work peeps, who are awesome and authentic and amazing. Sometimes I just listen in wonder when one of my co-mentors speak, while thinking to myself: "Wow, ____ is such an incredible human and I want to know him/her better! I am so lucky to have _____ in my life!" I am really, really 정말로 gratefule to work with these amazing, talented, kind, brilliant, creative, dedicated peeps! LOVE!
I'm grateful that I'm determined (finally) to take my last damn state certification test next week, despite the fear that I'll fail and the feeling of not being ready due to my diligent, rebellious, and successful avoidance of studying for it! Aargh! I'm going to take it and take the consequences and try to feel confident. In other words, fake it! I just want it over with! The good side, is that I can retake any portion I do not pass. I passed the first two, my friends remind me, so I should pass this as well! We will see!
I'm also grateful for my confidence and self-possession. To be honest, my body has gotten fat and slothful and I don't feel attractive as a result, but I'm out there, "dating" again, despite what would normally hold me back.
I'm grateful that I am also determined to get my running and workouts back on track. Consistency, dedication, and sankalpa (will power and determination) to get up early and work out will get my daily habits back into my healthy, active lifestyle!
Overall, my multiples of gratitudes are to my essence: I'm grateful for who I am and the life I have built. I see people around me with abundant wealth who are unhappy. I see people around me with health challenges that have changed their life. I feel lucky, blessed, and grateful to have a healthy body, work I love that provides for my needs, and a great life.
I enjoy multiplicities of abundancies in frequencies! Ha! Plus, I make up these great new words and use ellipses too often... because I like them!
P.S. I almost forgot! I bought a pair of "new" light-blocking curtains at the local resale shop and I LOVE them; they block out light in the AM, and they are also this lovely flaming hibiscus color that complements and contrasts with the blues and greys in my room. The color aligns with the feng shui directions of red/pinks/yellows in which I have my room organized, as well! Whee!
Cute little boy that joined in our fun on 북푸로 (Bukpuro Mountain) in 통영시, 2014.
He followed me back down the mountain, holding tightly to my hand and chittering, despite 할아버지 (Grandpa's) admonitions that he was bothering us...which he was not! He laughed and played with Lara's bubbles, delighted in sharing his transformer toy with me, and all the while we listened to Grandpa's Korean music on his portable radio!
...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!