The first sound that arrives on my conscious doorstep in the morning is that of birdsong. I am so grateful for this! As I come up from the depths of dreams and break the surface of my subconscious with a small splash, I hear doves cooing outside my bedroom window, I hear tweets and twitters, garbles and whistles.
Even now, as I sit writing and enjoy my morning cup-o'-chai, I can hear the distinct melodies of 4 unique feathered singers. I was lost in contemplation as I read, and the songs distracted me and brought an instant feeling of happiness and gratitude; joy, really. I looked away from words and inward, and I felt gratitude and joy upon hearing such lovely sing-songs first thing in the morning. I felt grateful that I live in such a harmonious environment where I savor a sense of security because I have great roommies, a short walk to work, a quiet and meditative vibe in the house, and because I live in a great area of the city. I don't always love living in this city, but on days like these, I am grateful for to live where I do.
I am grateful to teach at a school that I love so much, where I learn so much, and where I continually grow professionally and personally! I work with amazing, loving, remarkable, whole, authentic people. I get to eat a healthy lunch at school served by... now I sound like an advertisement. Let's just say I love what I do and I'm grateful to be part of an amazing family/school community!
I feel secure (for the most part, but not all, but enough for now) at last, in home, finances, community, Hygge, career, body, mind, spirit, and heart. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Oh, and the squirrels welcome me home each afternoon with their own particular nut-hunting tunes!
I love you birds! I love you squirrels!
...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!