I couldn't decide what to write this morning, then the thought that I really need some gratitude struck me! Especially with current events at school and in my personal life!
I am grateful to be able to pause and be aware--and more so, to be willing-- to look inside and try to discover why I was feeling a certain way and the origins of the feeling(s). This delving gave me greater insight into my motivations and protection mechanisms--my actions. A long walk late Saturday night gave me the gift of time and space and silence to help me determine something I wanted in this particular situation too. I am grateful to gain clarity in what I want and what I don't want. And then rises the head of awareness, stringing attachment along on a leash, mentioning, don't want or want, just be.... aaargh.
I am grateful that I have a job, even if I don't like it much. I love the kids and I'm grateful for them. I am grateful for the parents that have faith in me and appreciate me. I am grateful for my apartment because it is comfortable and cozy and I am used to it, even though I am wiling to let the "luxury" go.
I am grateful for old friends and new, and old friends who have re-emerged into my life. I am grateful for yoga and that I am doing it!
I am grateful!
... needs radical self-care! Getting a start on 2019 early, with a new self-care plan!