Patience is a big theme in my life. I’ve reflected on it here previously, but it’s such a big part of what I am focusing on these days that I’m starting to see the practice reaching it’s little tendrils into every facet of my life. I notice fairly quickly when I’m being impatient and how it impacts my mood, and when I stop to pause and just be in the moment, magical little things happen, like my little duck visitor at the park today.
She sat a foot away from me as I was drawing and watched me for 10 minutes.
The moleskine that I previously mentioned has become a center of grounding and reflection. I have a daily gratitude practice that I share online and in person with a few different people (in exchange for their own gratitudes), and I’m also recording these daily in this moleskine. I copy down quotes that make me pause in thought, in wonder and in awe. I print out text conversations that uplift me and paste them onto a page. It’s become a magical little tool. If I have a rough moment, I’ll open it and read something. Doesn’t really matter what it is, because I don’t put anything in it that won’t have a positive effect on my life. And sometimes it’s just exactly what I need to break me out of a funk. I highly recommend both a daily gratitude practice and a grounding/centering journal.
I’ll share with you the gratitude that I shared with my circle today, and then I’ll share a couple more gratitude moments that I’ve had since.
Today I am grateful for:
The opportunity to help other people feel good about themselves.
Feeling happy to go to work today.
Starting my morning with meditation and yoga.
Loving people deeply for being exactly who they are and not who I might want them to be.
My discipline in my eating habits.
And two other pieces of gratitude:
My little duck visitor in the park.
The message I received from a new friend that was full of love and encouragement.
I hope your day/week/month/year is full of moments to be grateful for.
With deep love,