I woke up Sunday morning with anticipation and excitement. I lay in bed wondering what was different about today than any other day. “It’s not my birthday, it’s not Christmas, I don’t even have exciting plans.” So what is different? Sometimes when I wake up all I want to do is go back to bed. I have a lack of enthusiasm for life…or at least for the day. But today…hum, today was different. As I contemplated the possibilities I placed my hands over my heart to hear what it had to say. The answer was profound and tangible…
Deep, humble gratitude.
My thoughts were on (and literally in) deep gratitude. It was almost as if I was having a near death experience and my life was flashing before my eyes. I could see clearly faces of friends, family, neighbors, teachers, students coming into my mind like a kid with a viewfinder toy. Each individual popped onto my in-mind screen and I saw their influence in my life. It was as if I was in my own “It’s a Wonderful Life” movie. My friends and business associates showing up for me every time I asked for what I needed. I was deeply moved by the love and caring of each individual. I realized that where people showed up for me the most was when I authentically asked (and prayed) for help for the things I could not do on my own. It was humbling. I have a network of family, friends, neighbors, and even people I’m not super fond of who support me in who I am. Each interaction is a reflection of me, my thoughts, my dreams, my perceptions. Thank you for teaching me, warning me, loving me and most of all being there for life’s ups and downs – celebrations and heartaches. I can’t think of a single achievement or dream that I have accomplished on my own. My heart is full of thanksgiving today. I can’t wait to get up and share my unique talents and gifts with an open heart, clear mind, and peaceful awareness.
“Today is a gift. I get to choose what kind of PRESENT it is.”
Upcoming Yoga Events/Classes:
The ever popular “Rock ‘n Roll, Stretch & Renew” class aka “Revitalize Your Body” is coming to SLC. I will be teaching this roller/yoga/restorative class at Local Yoga owned by Lisa Smiley. I love this class because participants really feel a difference in their energy, muscles, fatigue and soreness are gone, and mind set is more fluid. It is rejuvenating! Save the date January 21, 2012: 10am – Noon.
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