November Gratitude Challenge.
I don't know if you noticed how quiet it has been here on the blog but a combination of busyness, writer's block and exhaustion have kept me from posting here as often as I had initially intended. No matter. We should embrace the season in which we currently find ourselves in life and not fight it. Witness without judgement. Right, yogis?
This morning brought the beginning of a new month and with it, a month of that asks us to reflect on our blessings and struggles and to be thankful for them. One of my YTT teachers, Usha is blogging each day about something she is grateful for and it inspired me so much that here I am attempting it for myself.
The way I look at it, if I cannot take up the practice of gratitude while immersed in yoga teach training, I may not ever find the space in my life to do it. So, I hope you will join me as I attempt blog daily this month, each day focusing on something I am grateful for.
Today, I look to the brightest sun in my sky, Zachary. I did not know how strong I was until I became your mother, Z. You are a miracle that we prayed and struggled and worked and cried for. There are so many moments that have made me fall deeper in love with you as you grow into the person you have always been.
You are funny, clever and charming. You love to play and laugh and joke. You also have a good heart. You feel strongly about what is right and what is wrong. You are kind to others.
You are passionate, opinionated and strong. You drive me bananas.
I am deeply grateful that the universe decided to give you to us and even more grateful for the chance to love you each and every day.