Posts tagged Gratitude
In Gratitude: Sunday mornings, sunny afternoons, good books

For airplanes and time to write, meditate and unplug.
For Sunday mornings in bed with my family.
For Shelli, my newly found coach and confidant, and her wisdom and grace.
For deep breaths and remembering to take them.
For the super sweet gifts from my friend Tracy Keough.
For this book
For the ability to travel and teach and learn.
For sunny afternoons in Echo Park Lake.
For Lacy Phillips and her teachings.
For this tea infusion that is making my hair grow so freaking fast and full.
For my library card and the eight zillion YA novels I’ve read in the past two months.

In Gratitude

Now bear with me here as I dig deeply for this. Gratitude is one of my most cherished values, an inherent part of who I am, and I'm currently being challenged in more ways than I've ever experienced. This is life. Messy, uncertain, beautiful, transformative.

I'll write more about what has been happening as a I process it but for now here's what I'm grateful for because there's always, always something. In fact, a lot of things.

My friends and family who are holding us in a giant bear hug right now, all over the country.
Young Adult novels by Sarah Dessen. I've read three just this week.
Breakfast burritos. (True story.)
My foster parent friends. You are my lifeline!
Dreaming about the future - a big farm table in our backyard surrounded by friends and family and our babies.
The relationship I have with my husband. Our bond has never been more real, never been stronger.
Surrender. I had it tattooed on my arm in Sanskrit when I was 30 and only now am I able to even slightly understand what it means.

In Gratitude

This furry little angel who laid next to me for the past two days while I was sick with a head cold.
Rose quartz.
People coming together to help those affected by the California fires.
Being home. Our home grounds my heart and my body. I love what we've built here.
That I will be home for a long time.
A walk around Echo Park Lake.
For funny texts from my parents.
This matcha. Game changer.
Running into someone magical I hadn't seen in a long time at the grocery store.
My brother's new home in Puerto Rico.
Going back to Verizon. (For real.)
My alma mater, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and their wave. I bawled. 
Daydreaming about what's to come.
Bubblebaths with Clary Sage essential oil for hormone balance.
Listening to meditation music and burning Nag Champa while I work. Spa vibes up in here.