finishing up the day with gratitude.
This morning I got up and went to a 9am yoga class. The studio holds 50, but there were 75 of us there, scrunched together, sweating out our gratitude. The teacher, Joe, made a special gratitude playlist and it was awesome. I was VERY happy to be in a downward facing dog pose when Sly and his family came on … “Thank You Falettinme, B Mice-elf Agin…” my toes were tapping ad my butt wiggling. Maybe not exactly the pose, but…
After class Joe led a short guided meditation for anyone who wanted to stay. I wanted to stay and did, sending gratitude out to blanket the world along with about 25 other yogis.
How grateful I am to be part of a yoga community that offers this type of worship, this type of church.
When I got home I ate (I know…not a lot but I was starving!) and checked emials. Showered and then curled up with a book. I didn’t say a GOOD book…it’s so predictable! But it’s fun to read. (NOT naming it, no controversy here!)
Then off to a 3:30 invitation at my friends. Such a lovely time, such good food and spectacular friends! And to-go bags!
Thanksgiving always reminds me of this story by Brian Andreas:
So true…no matter what we do the real reason we are here is to connect. I had such a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, connecting. In person, through texts and emails… Oh so grateful.
Finally, home. Settling in to finish this and to write my daily gratitude list I clearly see why this day was so special. Because I do it every day, I am grateful every single day. And it is a practice like any other, a muscle that needs flexing, a talent to hone. This day was another day to practice.
With a bonus of so much good food….can’t get any better than that.
And now, for your listening (or dancing if any of you can move at this point!) pleasure: