Snapshots Of Gratitude
Gratitude is a centering practice that can help negative-bent people, like yours truly, focus on goodness, and even feel joy! Every week I’m snapping photos, as one does these days, of seemingly mundane moments. Some of these go straight to Facebook, and some to Instagram, and some just sit on my phone for later. On Sunday mornings I look through my snapshots from the week and pick a few to express gratitude for. It’s a way to bring my focus in to what really matters.
This week I’m grateful for friends. I have a stunning variety of friends. I have fun friends that dance in dressing rooms with me. I have shared-experience friends who cry with me. I have friends who text to check on me from afar, and friends I chase down in the city.
This week one of my friends had a major surgery. A candle burned in the window for her during the long hours doctors worked on her. I am glad she is recovering, with what seems a dramatic speed!
Another friend sent candy this week. I knew what was in the box and who it was from as soon as I picked it up off the front step. There is one friend who spells my name differently, and one size box that brings Cocomels.
There was gratitude this week were when the severe storms lifted from DIA, and my sons were finally able to depart for an adventure, six hours after schedule, but safe and sound!
I am also ever-grateful for my hikes. When my feet hit the trail, no matter the condition of my body, or my level of pain, I am *on* and ready to accept healing. There is something about treading over exposed tree roots and rocks in these barefoot shoes that makes me feel like an ancient woman. I feel the planet below me and I find balance. I scramble up boulders and feel a pulse beneath my palms. There is a radiating power found in the woods, with the tall trees and the bright lichen. I am so glad I’ve found this respite.
I hope your week was filled with ordinary moments, that if recalled now, will make you smile.