gratitude thursday 4/21

Snap out of it!

I know, it’s a little harsh, but it’s what surfaced for me when I awoke today. Snap out of this fugue state! Snap out of this retreat into addictive behavior. What addictive behavior, you ask? How about reading a 460-page novel yesterday. All 460 pages. Oh. Yes it’s true. I am not immune to retreat. The good news: A novel won’t kill me. The not-so-good news: Days like yesterday certainly don’t keep me headed in the direction of my highest good, and are certainly not consistent with my core values.

So, here I am. 7 a.m. Thursday morning, using the best tool I know to snap myself out of it: Gratitude.

  • I am grateful for recommitment
  • I am grateful to be of service
  • I am grateful to know how to re-energize even if I’m not feeling it
  • I am grateful to be willing
  • I am grateful to know how to get willing
  • I am grateful for the angels in my life who care enough about me to fight for true friendship
  • I am grateful for my sister and my daughter
  • I am grateful for my health
  • I am grateful for open windows, spring rains and birdsong
  • I am grateful for the garden
  • I am grateful for art
  • I am grateful for the beautiful batch of sauerkraut fermenting in my kitchen
  • I am grateful for laughter, mine and yours
  • I am grateful for gratitude.

Blessed be!

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