The holiday season is my favorite time of year. Of course, I find myself saying that about each season's beginning. But like many, I tend to count my blessings a little more around this time of year. As I reflect on the past few years my heart fills with a compassionate ache. I've learned so much in such a short time. For that I'm thankful.
I may not always say it - or choose to recognize it - but these are things I'm thankful for on a daily basis: Breath. Friends & Family. Forgiveness. Truth. Reflection.
More specifically, in this moment I am thankful for:
Spirit. Spirit reminds me to breathe and holds my hand through life.
My best friend, Cheryl, for teaching me how to love through her never-ending love.
My wise friend, Jennifer, for her reflection and commitment to truth-seeking.
My sweet friend, SloMo, for her inspiration, enthusiasm, support and love (just WAIT till you see what she's done!!!)
My doggie, Hunny, for teaching me about detachment and letting go through her unconditional love.
My roommate, Reza, for being the most generous, easy-going roommate in the world! I'm not easy to live with. He makes it easy.
My new journal friends - all of you - for holding the space for my process during my highs and my oh-so-lows.
My AOL-Journal, for providing me with an outlet, support, inspiration and a way to keep myself in check. It's taken on a life of its own. It's a good reminder that the journey happens. It can't be planned. It just is.
This is just a start. There comes a time when words just cannot express the depth of gratitude.