I woke up feeling not so well this morning, hence my late in the day posting. I have a strange pain in my abdomen and my energy is way down. A call to my doctor made it clear that it would be good for me to come in and get checked out, so I did. I’m still waiting to find out what is going on, but no worries, I’m sure it will be okay!
Regardless, I had two thoughts as I started thinking about the Gratitude Project today. The first was, “Man, I feel like crap. What is going on? How will I actually find something to feel grateful for when I feel so gross?” and the second thought was, “That’s silly, just because you feel like crap doesn’t mean there’s not a lot to be grateful for. Don’t push it and you’ll see.”
So I didn’t ask anymore and in fact, I took my dog out for a quick walk. She needed to go and just because I wasn’t feeling well didn’t mean she had to wait all day for my husband to take her out for a bathroom break. So, I put on my shoes and coat and took her outside so she could do her business. It is cold outside today and as I was politely encouraging her to speed up the potty process the most amazing thing happened. The sun broke from behind the clouds and all of a sudden I was bathed in warm sunlight. It was glorious and almost immediately I forgot that I was cold and feeling crappy. Instead, I felt light, happy and nurtured. So my gratitude post for today is:
I am grateful for: sunshine.
Because: on days like today I am reminded by the awesome power, warmth, vitality and nourishment the sun provides our planet. As the sun smiled down on me in my grumpy misery, I smiled back at it with gratitude for the gentle reminder of love, warmth, and abundance that continually surrounds us.
p.s. I am also EXTREMELY grateful for my yogi friend that stepped in to sub one of my classes today and to my students for following up on their exercises when I couldn’t be there so I could take care of myself.
What are you grateful for today? Are you still riding the gratitude train?