Sunrise over the inlet, in Tofino
"The day you can be grateful for every single trifle in your life, for the moving train, for the water than runs down a tap when you open it, for the light that comes on when you press a switch, for clean sheets on your bed.........your heart will be filled with a deep contentment and with almost continuous joy. The secret of being always joyful is to be always grateful." So said Anthony De Mello in Sadhana: A Way to God.
So, this Monday, still suspended in the middle of Jasmine's unfixed injury and waiting for the vet to call, I hauled out my gratitude book, to write down a few reminders that this, too, shall pass (hopefully today!), and that life is much more than the situation in which I find myself.
Today I am grateful :
that there is a vet to call who will soon ease my dog's pain
for gray clouds moving across a silver sky, and the rain that is turning this valley green again
for the sound a creek makes dancing over round, glistening stones
for laughter - the cackling black humour of women on the edge
for my daughter's amazing poem, followed by her incredible piece on Kindness at
the loving brown trusting eyes of both my dogs
the memory of the anticipation that ripples through a crowd as the conductor raises his baton, the slicing first notes of the violins, my heart winging across the ceiling to dance among the notes
the scent of my pineapple candle, wafting through the room in competition with the Nag Champa incense, my favorite
the remembered sound of the waves, and how that sound feels a part of my consciousness
this small home of mine that wraps around me like a cocoon
this blog, and the amazing community of creative souls, who visit me here and whom I visit, who have become my friends. I am grateful for each one of you!