Gratitude challenge week 32

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” — William A. Ward, American author

I am so grateful today.

I’m grateful for the artist within, for her appearance now and then.

I’m grateful that a cherished friend’s birthday was the opening I needed for this piece of art to emerge.

I’m grateful for the t’ai chi club at the Y. New time slots added for qi gong and t’ai chi practice, time slots that work for me. Yay!

I’m grateful for the abundance of t’ai chi and yoga classes for me to lean into, sink into.

I’m grateful for gorgeous cool summer weather. The rest of the country has had record high temps, and here in the bay area we have had a different manifestation of global warming, one that’s quite livable and lovely.

I’m grateful for reliable wheels.

I’m grateful for farmers markets and summer produce—corn and nectarines, yo.

I’m grateful for games night here, for close friends coming over and playing cards.

I’m grateful for health and for being alive in this moment.

I’m grateful for meditation and stillness.

Call for submissions.

I invite you to write about your gratitude practice and have your article published right here in my blog. It’s simple. Write your article about gratitude and send it over. I will be posting submitted gratitude posts between now and the end of this year. If you have images that illustrate your blog, send them along too (your own images preferably, or with permissions and attributions).

I started inviting submissions a week ago and I’ve gotten great response. Your thoughts and words about gratitude are so important to me! I’m so excited to share with my readers how the practice of gratitude has had an impact on your life. Send your submission to me here. And of course, if you’re moved to, share a gratitude in the comments below.

From the inbox:

MJ — I live in a safe, beautiful place. I am so grateful.
Today was a good day for me. I’m grateful I’m feeling good right now.

Theresa—A loving family
Admitting to a part of myself that I struggle with and feeling vulnerable in expressing that

Kay—having less shoulder pain recently.
dictating notes with dragon.

Kim—I am grateful for being able to experience real life. I could never leave town comfortably without knowing I had enough drugs. Now I am able to pack a bag and go.

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    •  @donnaonthebeach Donna, thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I’m glad you like the quote. Finding other gratitude writers and sharing what they’ve said is one of the most fun parts of this work!
      Love and light,

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