So many gratitudes. Here are but a few…
for the morning cup of tea or coffee, depending…for this beginning, this comfort, this ritual
for my little family…for these three, who know me better than anyone in the world, who love me
for extended family…for friends, for kindred…for yoga and writing students…for neighbors…for all these people whose paths cross mine, and mine theirs…for all the ways we color each other’s world, sometimes without even realizing it
for our pup…for her ease, her joy, her sweet little spirit
for the sun and the moon…for their rhythms which remind me to stay steady, to flow, to live
for the birch trees outside my window…for the way they flutter their leaves in the summer breeze and the way their bare branches stand in strong silhouette against the winter sky…for the way their presence soothes me year after year, season after season
for clean water, a full fridge and stocked pantry…for the abundance and bounty I sometimes take for granted…for all the people (in all the places) who work hard so that I have access to such things
for daffodil bulbs from a friend…for the kindness in that gesture…for the hope tucked inside
for walks with my daughter, with our pup, and solo…for the fresh air and exercise…for the meditation and peace
for this week…for these days of collective gratitude…for those of you reading my words each morning, the way you are in my heart and (maybe) I am in yours
for all of this, and more
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I hope this will be a soft place to land as we reflect together on gratitude. xo
always the love, m