I’ll share some gratitude
- I’m a grateful woman.
- I’m grateful for health and strength.
- I’m grateful for curiosity, for being a lifelong learner.
- I’m grateful for generosity, for the excitement I feel when I make and give gifts for others.
- I’m grateful for gratitude, for getting in touch with and expressing the best part of myself by this practice.
- I’m grateful for some new practices that are really working for me.
I make my bed as soon as I awaken, first thing, and I do it with care. I’ve been really sloppy and inconsistent with the practice, and while I was making my bed every day, I was doing it haphazardly. I like the feeling of walking out of my room with a tidy bed.
I am willingly upping my t’ai chi practice every morning, under the tutelage of my amazing acupuncturist—Chris Randle of Oakland Community Acupuncture (he is also an accomplished t’ai chi practitioner). He recommended that I add some standing and holding work every day to the nearly hour-long practice I’m doing every day. The goal is more ease in my foot and knee and I can feel it working. I have an amazing capacity to take on hard work and for that I am extremely grateful.
- I’m grateful for being such a good cook. I made a boatload of veggie delights last night:
eggplant rounds topped with sliced tomatoes from the garden and grated sheep pecorino roasted in the oven
roasted brussels sprouts—a winter staple in this house
kale chips—my first attempt and they are delicious!!
- I’m grateful grateful grateful. And now I get to pack my lunch and eat my breakfast.
Life is good. Thanks for this day.