Good Sunday to you. It’s early here. I woke up at 5:30 and that was that. Not sure what’s up. Maybe I’m finally acclimating to the time change. In any event, I awoke to a deep sense of being present. I’m contemplating gratitude and what I “get” to do instead of what I “have” to do or what I “should” do. I noticed that I have been very quietly (and maybe not so quietly) grousing about this and that. Nothing serious just... habitual, I think. Grrr, there are dishes to do. Argh, I have to fold clothes. Ugh, it keeps raining.
As I’ve tamped down my consumption of social media and online time, I notice I am more open to what is right and beautiful and a privilege. For me, I am so grateful my mom is home front he hospital (non-virus related issues) and doing well. That I am healthy and my family is healthy. That my kids have jobs and are working and figuring this thing out. I am grateful that I have a solid food habit in place. Three meals a day, no flour, no sugar. Goodness knows in the old days I would be on a tear with the junk. What a good excuse for drive through, right? But I have no interest. I’m so thankful. AND that good habit helps me stay sane. I’m not negotiating my food, which is a complete waste of energy.
Instead I GET TO choose how to spend my days being of service to myself, my family, my community, my world. GETTING TO is the gift in a shift in perception. We all GET TO. So today, I get to feed myself good food, learn something new, spread good vibes, and sit in contemplation of all that I am grateful for.