Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful for family.  I am grateful to spend time with those who remind me of where I came from and those who know me like no other.  I am grateful for the family I have created, the lives I have been blessed with.  I am grateful to have a structure to be a part of.  I am grateful to see other families and to know there isn’t one right way to do things and that there are places where everyone can be accepted and loved for who they are.

Today I am grateful for self-care.  I am grateful to spend some time trying new forms of self-care.  Reaching out and connecting with people again to be heard and understood.  I am grateful for holding hands with my son and to remember play is essential in life.  To know that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and the things I need to heal in myself I am able to teach him.

Today I am grateful for fun.  Yesterday I got to experience one of the simplest joys I think I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing—flying a kite.  I had never flown a kite in my entire life and to harness the power of the wind and to feel connected to it through that string created an intense moment of centeredness. 

Today I am grateful to be closer to what I need mentally.  90% of the issues we have with mental health and self-worth have to do with the fact that we are always on, always performing to be perceived in a certain way.  We are not meant to operate like that.  Our minds need rest and relaxation and they need to reboot.  Play is ESSENTIAL to the human spirit.  Slowing down enough to stop checking things off the list like we are in some eternal competition to reach the grave with the most boxes filled means just connecting with who we are.  That is the first step to clear up what we need mentally.  We don’t need the clutter and the overwhelm.  We need joy and ease and connection and peace.  All of those things will stop time just as it needs to.

Today I am grateful for trust and knowing that I am heading in the right direction based on my intuition and what is best for myself and my family.  One of the cards I drew this morning was about intuition and the pattern of not following it lately.  We don’t always recognize when we are disconnected because we are so easily distracted that we mistake completing activities as purposeful.  Not that activity isn’t purposeful, but it doesn’t serve a point if it isn’t fulfilling your purpose.  One might argue my point about play isn’t purposeful but I would argue back that in play we learn who we really are.  It is vital.  So in order to get closer to intuition, we need to slow down and really pay attention.  This isn’t a race, it’s an experience.  We get to change that all the time in any way we want to.  We choose our experience.

Happy Easter and wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead

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