Yesterday morning I was getting ready for work. Being the coffee-obsessed, caffeine-deprived human I am, I was frantically looking for the lid to my coffee mug in the dish drainer.
I was cursing my lack of organization. Then cursing my partner for not putting the lid front and center.. when I realized something profound. I have a partner that cleans my coffee mug for me.
Every. Single. Day.
This got me thinking a bit about gratitude (‘tis the season after all).
I used to keep a gratitude journal. But this became just one more item I would check off on my to-do list every day. Another task, rather than a feeling I would truly connect with.
The difference is nuanced but, I believe, important. Treating gratitude like a task allows me to say I’m thankful. Congratulate myself. Then move on to the thing I think I want to do/see/be next.
When I allow myself to actually feel gratitude it is like savoring that first smell of freshly burning leaves in the Fall. Or watching a kid belly laugh without reservation (you know, the full-on kind that shakes their entire being).
So this Thanksgiving I am taking time to pick 3 three things I am REALLY grateful for. And feel all the feels that go along with savoring their amazing awesomeness. If you’re feeling frisky, maybe you can find three too.
Aforementioned coffee mug cleaner extraordinaire. Leaving no coffee cup unclean. This dishwasher warrior ensures his zombie-like wife is always able fill her cup and go at a moments notice. And for this, sweetheart, we thank you.
Sunshine. Waaarm sunshine. Seems simple right? But have you ever just sat in a warm sun patch, like a cat? There’s something deep that gets healed when you choose to close your eyes and experience it. It is also a great reminder that the sun still rises, even on the darkest dawns, to flood the world with light & (hopefully) new opportunity.
This one’s a little out there but here it goes…This Thanksgiving I am thankful for those with whom I don’t agree. Yup, I said it, DON’T agree (I can’t believe I just said that). Left to my own devices I can become pretty conceited. Like I know all the answers. But duality gives me the gift of seeing past my own limited perspective into something greater than myself. This beautiful life where I live in choice. And, this Thanksgiving, I am choosing compassion for everyone I see-ALL perspectives-including my own faceplants.
I would love to hear what your Thankful magic 3 are today. Drop a comment if you have the time to let me know. I am definitely thankful for awesome you today! You are such a gift to this world. Love and light beautiful souls.
Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble. Gobble