gratituesday 4/29

I am grateful grateful grateful.

I am humbled and blown away by the conversation I had with my daughter yesterday. She was distraught, frustrated, feeling hopeless. And I held space for her to see things differently, to step into possibility, to change No to Yes. She hung in with me and said, more than once, that she had never experienced comfort from me like this before.

We both cried, she in utter frustration and hopelessness, me in utter compassion and love. I told her my truth, refrained—as much as possible—from telling her what to do. And loved loved loved her. And she felt it and appreciated it. Wow.

She said that my style of communicating, caring, loving, has changed a lot since I started my coaching career. I laughed and asked her if I could put her testimonial on my website.

I am still worried about her, of course. And I give her to the goddess. Please shine so much light R’s way that she sees and takes her next step, and the next one and the one after that lightly, confidently, freely, and with the power of knowing she is a blessed child of god. I know this and I declare this knowing for my cherished daughter. And so it is. Done done and done!

I am grateful to be breathing fresh air, seeing morning sunshine, hearing birds and chickens. Yes I live surrounded by lots of chickens now. It’s kinda funny. All this agrarian activity going on around me and here I am in my urban sustainable way, going to the farmer’s market twice a week and doing my thing. I am a grower of succulents, not of food. Suits me. I did get a big bag of greens fresh picked from the garden the other day, thank you Peter! Yummy stir-fried with shiitakes and shallots. I am such a good cook and for that I am grateful.

I am grateful for an interesting dinner out yesterday with a West Oakland enterpreneurial couple I met through my landlady. Was hoping to develop them as graphic design clients; that’s not in the cards right now. Instead, I am getting a guitar to embellish for John’s ongoing art project (a series of guitars) and new dining room chairs. Perfect! And treated to a yummy dinner at Garibaldi’s. Interesting evening.

I am grateful for my oldtimers AA meeting. I love going there as often as I can.

And I’m grateful for Dustin’s help with my blog. We added RSS yesterday, and took away some sidebar stuff I didn’t need. And he helped me learn some other stuff too. Getting better and better at this…

I’m grateful for my workout, for the steam room at the gym.

For healthy food, for yoga, for an early night. Life is good and I am blessed.

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I’m a barely tamed hippie, sage, seasoned, sarcastic (not all the time any more, but still). I’m a mom, a daughter, sister, a neighbor, and a friend. I’ve been on this meandering journey — like you, probably — seeking a better connection to and experience of peace, harmony, and fun in every bit of life. I’m single, quite good at it, and mostly love it. I’m here for the conversations I get to have with you, which these days center on exploring the mystery and beauty of life, work, health, aging, and creative expression. Want to know a little more about me and my journey? Explore the site. Read the blog. Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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