Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful to honor my limits.  I’ve been pushing in too many directions, expecting perfection, expecting that I can maintain the pace for as long as I needed to—and I can’t.  I am mourning to a degree because knowing that I can’t do all I had been trying to do means leaving it behind.  It means that those particular ideas I had will not come to pass.  It also means that I will be able to complete some things that I had been trying to do and that I will be able to do them well.  It means that I will be able to see what I am most aligned with and allow what needs to fall into place to come into my life.  So while I am sad, I am also relieved.  There are times when you need to give up something to make room for something else…it is the natural order. 

Speaking of the natural order of letting go…Today I am grateful for the gorgeous weather.  We were able to spend some time outside today and relish in the comfortable fall breeze, and see the trees changing color.  It was delicious and grounding and a nice reminder of the purpose and timing of change.

Today I am grateful to do some self-work.  I’ve been letting my mind spin a lot lately, leaping along with monkey mind rather than taking the time to guide my thoughts productively.  I’ve been straining, running, moving, being active rather than productive.  That energy hasn’t been serving myself or anyone else very well.  So I’m taking some time to settle, release, grieve what I need to, and take on what I need to in order to create the future I want.

Today I am grateful to share this journey.  I have always wanted to guide people and to help them strip away the nonsense we fill our lives with to get to the core of who they are.  It took me a long time to realize that it’s far easier to stand on the outside and tell people what to do than it is to turn that discernment on myself.  I never wanted to come across as pompous, arrogant, or preachy—but that happens.  I am grateful to peel back the layers and let people know that when I am sharing, it is not accusatory, it is from a place of experience.  Sharing my stories is an opportunity to share that connection with others, and we all need that.

Today I am grateful to spend time with my son and my husband—that will always be on the list whether shared or not 😊.  I do not take a single moment with my family for granted.  Having my son look at me and tell me he loves me, or having my husband look over and smile while singing a song he knows I love (or even if he just turns it up when it comes on) always makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world. 

Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend and that we start the week refreshed and with gratitude.     

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