I’m grateful. I’m grateful. I’m grateful.
Sometimes gratitude looks like this:
- I’m grateful I’m not having surgery without anesthesia right now.
- I’m grateful I’m not covered in honey and staked to an anthill.
- I’m grateful I haven’t alienated even more people this week.
Yes, it’s been that kind of a week.
- On Wednesday I dropped my iPad and shattered the glass big time. To the point that bits of glass were falling out all over the place. Dented frame. Everything.
- On Thursday I couldn’t deposit a check from a client, because, despite my best efforts and clear instructions, the check was made payable to my business name, and my bank account is not a business account.
- Today, the new website we just launched for a client was a little bit broken, and three WordPress experts at my Meetup group didn’t know how to fix it.
And I found gratitude anyway.
- I’m grateful that I had the money to replace my iPad.
- I’m grateful that I spent five minutes in discernment:
Do I really need to replace the iPad? I could live without it, right? [five minutes tick by…] Uh, no. Just like I would replace a busted tire on my car, I will replace this essential technology. Please don’t judge me too harshly. I know, in fact, that there are people in the world that would have seen the blessing and opportunity to lighten their gadget load. Not me.
- I’m grateful that after pounding my fridge in frustration about the undepositable check that I remembered, first, that I had a heart; second, that I could turn away from my problems and sink into my heart, and third, that I could ask that powerful question, “Is there room for love, even here?”
- I’m grateful that that moment of surrender and meditation allowed a release of stress and an influx of peace and acceptance.
- I’m grateful that I looked for and found the middle place of both standing for what is needed and being kind and appreciative in getting my support team to complete a project. I call this the Sovereignty Sandwich: appreciate and acknowledge, explain and insist on what’s needed, appreciate and acknowledge again. Thanks to Yollana Shore for teaching me this important tool!
- I’m grateful for launching two websites for two beautiful clients this week: OmniConsultants and Happy Being You.
- I’m grateful that my web developer knew how to fix the seemingly unfixable problem.
- I’m grateful for the joint venture I’m developing—a series of teleclasses that launch in October. Eek!
- I’m grateful that it’s Friday evening and I am done with a prodigious amount of work. This last month has been extremely intense!