gratituesday 10/21

The darkness is increasing every day. Woke up at 6am; the sky was dark. According to Google’s weather gadget, sunrise was at 7:24 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:23 p.m. Working it, day by day, to the solstice. I always feel a bit compressed this time of year, the external and internal increasing darkness gets to me.

Day three of the cleanse. Releasing toxins and experiencing hunger during the waning moon.

I am going to end the fast after this day. I am grateful for being willing to sink so deeply into the rhythm of my body and my life without regular meals…I went to bed by 10 p.m. each of the last two nights.

I am grateful for a walk by the bay yesterday in the blazing sunshine. Absolutely gorgeous.

I am grateful to know how to release my neck and upper traps from the intense pain of wearing my new shoes for the walk. Seems as if they might not be the shoes for me after all. Sigh.

I am grateful to have gone to two meetings yesterday: keeping it really simple.

I am grateful that my car has a brand-new roof and is completely repaired after the jolt from above. And that now the heating/air controls are being repaired and should be completely covered by the extended warranty I bought when I bought the car. I have three months left on the warranty and I am so relieved that I have it. I have never used it yet and if in fact there is a big repair to do, I’m so happy I have coverage for it.

I’m grateful for minding my investments (even though with the economy in its present state, part of me would really rather not).

I’m grateful for my sponsor and our weekly calls (Oakland to Merida, Mexico).

I’m grateful I check my bank statements and that an overcharge was quickly and easily reversed.

I am not looking forward to trying to return my shoes; I’m grateful that I’ll do it nonetheless. Willing.

Blessed be.

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