Cultivate Gratitude

What are you grateful for?

I am grateful for Richard.  For Lauren.  For my FOO.  All my family – blood and marriages, chosen ones.  I am grateful for the grace that comes with surrender.  I am grateful for my body, it’s abilities and any pain that comes as my teacher.  I am grateful for an open heart and the joyousness of inclusion.  For all the numerous Circles in find myself in.  For ceremony, in all it’s forms.  For the sights my eyes behold – Mother Earth you are amazing!  And how dynamic the sky is.  For the Crows nest in the Douglas fir above my bedroom window.  And the jewel that is Rufus hummingbird.  For my ancestors who dreamed me here at this time.  I am grateful for spirit guides and guardians.  Always, the Creator.  For the unceasing abundance of life.  For my work in the world.  Rest.  Silence.  I am grateful for true friendships and the kindness of strangers.  For differing opinions.  Trust.  Faith.  Love.  For the many teachers, in all the ways they appear.  For those who serve.  Those who protect.  Giving and receiving love.  The giggles of children.

“Cultivate gratitude and never be too shy to express it.”            Swami Sivananda Radha

I am grateful for courage.  For self-love.  My life.   Wopila!  And so much more.                                                                 Aho Mitakuye Oyasin!

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