Mon. Feb. 26, 2018: #Upbeat Authors — Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” — Melody Beattie

 

Monday, February 26, 2018
Waxing Moon

 

The past few months have been difficult, on both personal and professional levels. So I’ve had to work at remembering to act with gratitude, and to remember gratitude.

Taking the time as part of my yoga and meditation practice, daily, to give thanks has made me feel better and given me the strength and optimism to face the challenges.

There’s so much for which to be grateful, in spite of what’s going on in the world that’s awful.

I’m grateful for:
my family
my cats
my friends
my creativity
the wonderful house in which I live
my garden
my neighbors
the food
the natural world around me, with its beauty and change
the people I meet through social media and my books and workshops
the creative team that helps me gets my books out to the world
my yoga and meditation practices, and all that goes with them
the people with whom I work to creative positive change in the world

That’s just a sampling; every day, if I look for it, there’s something that seems small in the context of the world, but is large in my own corner of it.

The practice of gratitude makes me realize that I can refuse to allow others to manipulate me and to hurt me to certain extents. These issues will still come up; but practicing gratitude gives me better tools with which to combat them.

Namaste.

 

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