The Pema Chodron quote that Chel uses as her jumping off point is a great one:
“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”
What ordinary things do I rejoice in? Where is my everyday good fortune today?
*In the amazing shades of green I see all around me. (Especially if I don't look too far into the distance at the hills and their whiteness.)
*In the heavenly scent when I walk by the lilac bushes. That smell is truly one of my favorites of the season. I could stand there for quite a while... I almost inhaled a bee last week, so I'm looking a bit more closely now!
*In the plethora of tiny cherries on the tree just outside my office window. Now for them to grow and turn color and sweeten...
*In my sugar-cinnamon mix that makes my oatmeal just that much better. (It also doubles as a glorious toast topping too, of course!) I don't remember having it a whole lot as a child, but for some reason, sugar and cinnamon together just *seem* like a total kid thing.
*In clean sheets. Even if they're flannel. In May.
*In kisses. And hugs. I am blessed by human touch, every day.
*In the garden sprouts. They made it through what was supposed to be freezing weather on Saturday night (I don't think Mr. Weatherman knew what he was talking about. At all.), and are looking pretty good in spite of the downpour(s).
*In my relationships; the ins and outs and ups and downs of living with two men. I think I learn something new about each of them, every day. I really should be writing this stuff down!
*In my to-do list. It's long this week, as a result of my own putting things off, and having the urgent become dominant over the important... but the list has been written (and will be updated as needed), and I expect it will guide my week so much more fruitfully.
I'm still working on getting fully awake--the constant gray really makes it difficult to come out of dream land and into reality. So if you see this post changes and is updated sometime in the next day or two, it's because I DID finally wake up and needed to edit!
Off to be a warrior in this wet world!
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