I’m tired and my stomach hurts (apparently tomato soup with basil doesn’t agree with me). All I want to do is curl up under the blankets with a good comic book or two and hide out from the world and from life. But instead I will practice gratitude and see if that doesn’t change my thinking and my feelings. So here are some things I am grateful for:
· My Muse
· My children
· My job
· My health
· My apartment
· My car
· The 80 pages I was able to read today
· The unexpected sale I made on eBay
· The two books I got for free that I will use to research a paper I have to write
· The rain
· Getting home safely, not only because of the rain, but because of the two drivers who appeared to be racing each other on the wet streets
· Getting a five-minute nap
· The shrimp taco and chips I had for lunch
· The audiobook of The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
I’m especially grateful for that last one because I am reminded that not only is every moment precious, and sacred, but also that every moment is all we have and that this is enough.
I’m grateful that I don’t have to give into fear, sadness, or anger. I’m thankful that I can control my thoughts and I can be joyful much of the time. I’m grateful that my thoughts can bring me peace, even though this is a discipline and a practice.
I’m grateful that I have a warm place to sleep.
I’m grateful that even though I was tired and not feeling well, I was able to Get Started and Keep Going. Now I’m going to bed.