Gratitude challenge week 37

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha

I am a grateful woman today.

  • I am grateful for my new motto: If I’m doing it it must be sacred.
  • I am grateful for how much delight leaning into this idea is bringing me. For example, I am grateful for how powerfully this is changing my experience of partner dancing. I experienced a wildly higher percentage of  fun and joy dancing this weekend than I ever have before. It simply evaporated my doubts and opened the door to a heart-based, amazing time. Can’t wait for the next time I can go dancing!!
  • I am grateful for getting to dance to Kim Nalley and Barbara Morrison fronting their bands again. I love dancing to live music!
  • I am grateful for Apple tech support. Seriously. Couldn’t print. Went to ExpressLane, Apple called me immediately, asked for a senior adviser after three minutes, got one, a brilliant one, and everything is fixed!
  • I am grateful that I buy AppleCare for every device. Allows me access to their brilliant tech support.
  • I am grateful for spending time in the garden today. Granted, I was uprooting weeds and spreading snail poison, which I don’t feel bad about at all. Seriously. I am done with examining every single kale and chard leaf and picking off the snails.
  • I am grateful to have been reminded to warn the dog owners here about the snail bait, as it’s harmful to pets. I made a flyer and handed it around.
  • I am grateful for fresh eggs from the henhouse.
  • I am grateful that I will eat a good meal in a couple of hours. Today is my New Moon fast, sunset to sunset. Soon! Yum.
  • I am grateful for the long and loving conversation with my daughter Rose yesterday. I am so blessed!
  • I am grateful for the return of the African Dance teacher at the Y. She’s fabulous! I went yesterday, the class kicked my butt, and I’ll be going back. Every week!
  • I’m grateful for freedom from discouragement (see that motto again…).
  • I’m grateful for my gratitude practice, and you who join in with me.
  • I’m grateful for this New Moon/New (Jewish) Year weekend. Did you see this article? There’s still time to ride that energetic wave and do the ritual.
  • I’m grateful that the Yankees won today!!

From my gratitude peeps

Kim:
I am grateful that I reached the purple haze of calm in my morning meditation.

MJ:
I’m grateful for electricity. It keep my water warm and my food cold.
I’m grateful for the great relationships I have with my kids.
I’m grateful for the Internet. It connects us. Thank you for being on the other end.

Theresa:
Seeing the beauty in myself and sharing it with others
Embracing the beauty and positive potential in others

Belinda:
I am grateful that I can strike up a conversation with strangers, and that I feel positive energy[…]I get positive ions from these little interactions

Love and blessings, xoxox!

 

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