gratitude

Those of you that have been following me for years (how crazy is that?!?) know that I have a very devoted gratitude practice. I realized this weekend that I don't talk about it that much anymore. But it is a central practice in my life. 

And, right now, I have so much to be thankful for. In my moment-to-moment life, and in the big picture, things are just amazing. Not perfect. Not worry-free. Not absent of wanting to be different. But amazing just the same.

I am learning that things don't have to be either perfect or bad. I'm learning that I can hold gratitude and contentment in one hand, and a desire to be better in the other.

I am learning that I can both love my body and want it to be different.

I am learning that I can be happy and present in one space while still making plans to change.

I am so so thankful that the more I learn, the more I am stretched. The more I serve, the more I am changed. The more gratitude I show, the more I see to be thankful for.

We were at a craft fair yesterday and I came across a beautiful necklace with a phrase hidden inside that brought tears to my eyes. And I wanted to share it with you.

gratitudeBeautiful thought, right?

I hope it brought a smile to your Monday.

Have a good week, friends.