I am grateful and I am so happy to share my gratitude with you!
First first first, I am so grateful to share Solstice blessings with you! Even though I won’t be able to really see and feel it for a month or more, I’m so relieved — it’s always this way for me — at this turning of the year. Relieved to know the Sun is going to be a little bit higher in the sky every day. Relieved to know that the light will begin to be fuller, and warmer, day by day, moment by moment. Today’s bright warm winter sunshine (I love living in California!) was a lovely harbinger of what’s to come…
Last week, in my article about the Full Moon and the Solstice, I made some suggestions about ways to sink into and open into this powerful energy. How did it go for you? What questions — and maybe answers — did you receive? Are you journaling your dreams? I want to hear what you got, and what’s continuing to unfold for you. Please share with me in the comments!
And more gratitude…
- I am so grateful for the simple thread of gratitude that runs through, under, over and around every breath. Even when I’m feeling tired and frustrated by still being sick, I’m grateful. I’m grateful for this day, for each breath, for the gift of this life.
- I am grateful for the compassion and love of others that help me to have compassion and love for myself. I made a Powerful Magic Soother healing salve as a holiday gift, an amazing recipe full of healing herbs, and I didn’t do it perfectly! It liquefies at room temperature instead of remaining solid as I intended it would. Oy! My travails with beeswax this year have been insanely frustrating. So the salve is not perfect, and I’m giving it to my beloveds anyway. May it provide healing, not too much of a mess, and some smiles along the way.
- I am so grateful for my family and most especially my gorgeous daughter Rose. Last night we all gathered at my sister’s and had belated latkes (not everyone was around during Chanukah) and gifts and family time. Rose played cards with us — the first time she has relaxed from her “I don’t like cards” to join in a family card game. We played May I, my grandma’s nutso progressive rummy game, and had so much fun.
- I am grateful for a long long visit with my kid. She slept on my couch last night, and we spent a long day together today, going to two farmer’s markets, my favorite yoga class, a really stupid movie, and errands together. Unprecedented; we haven’t spent that much time alone together in years, and it was just lovely. It’s really hard to tell you just how big this is, Rose and I had a very very very tough time together — for years — and the level of healing is so big, it convinces me that absolutely every challenged and challenging relationship can be healed, and that is something I am so glad to know, share and teach.
Tell me, beautiful you, what are you grateful for, in this now moment? Please talk to me in the comments!