“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more”–
This is my monthly gratitude post. Everyday we have the opportunity to choose abundance or lack, pleasure or pain, gratitude or resentment. I chose a joyful rich life full of gratitude. Feel free to join me.
Thank you for my wife feeling better after taking vitamin D; strider bikes; long walks in our neighborhood; a call from my dear friend, Nancy; my cousin’s critical thinking.
Thank you for Sunday picnic; my 5 year old son scoring 3 goals sporting a Mohawk; a whole day with my family; a purpose driven life; dreams that reconcile a past wrong.
Thank you for my wife’s love even when she is exhausted; reconnecting with friends who I thought had abandoned me; ripe, juicy tomatoes; Vega-One supplements; all the inspiration I am blessed with everyday.
Thank you for clean fresh water; time spent outdoors; my sons’ healthy appetites; the simplicity of Thich Nhat Hanh’s writing; realizing that I am like my step-father.
Thank you for parallel realities; releasing those around me who are on a different vibration; walking my sons to school with my wife; realizing how little I need from the outside world; the bonds that grow stronger with my blogging best friends.
Thank you for meditation premonitions; Peace in Marriage; the Tibetan 5 Rites Yoga; changing my reactions to a lagging reality; my son’s demands to “sweep wit me right NOW!”
Thank you for raspberry fingertips; the dinner discussion about meditation I had with my sons; twisted logic of childhood innocence: “Are monks bald like my pee-pee, Daddy?”; the new website; slowing down to enjoy my sons.
Thank you for Sunshine’s Gratitude post; Costco rotisserie chicken; Scooby Doo and how my sons try to sing the theme song; the vision to see we still have injustices to overcome; MLK’s I have a dream speech-“their destiny is tied up with our destiny.”
Thank you for the amazing under 12 soccer game we watched today; dreams of travel to Japan; how my 3 year old mimics his older brother’s kung fu moves; clarity of purpose in my life; my wife, the mother of our children. Happy Mother’s Day, Honey.
Thank you for Coldplay; Rarasaur and all the magic she gives for free; Mother Gaia and all she provides; Seva and Dana; faith in the Universe–“Life is so intelligent.”
Thank you for cutting and pasting between different programs. Word>Firefox; release of need; the talk about raising boys I listened to today; thoughtful emails; another bout of creative insomnia.
Thank you for the abundance of laughter from my sons; my younger son’s ploys to avoid bedtime; feedly.com; the phone call from Chuy that reaffirmed my purpose; all the Light and Spirit I am showered with everyday.
Thank you for the reminder to stop thinking about money everyday; 30 day money back guarantees; field trips for my kindergartener; the wonderful birthday wishes; the massager and thoughtful gifts from my wife.
Thank you for the tenderness of my younger son; my older son’s homemade Kung Fu staff; my parents and brother coming out to see my son’s soccer game; my wife’s text message–I love u “3,4,5”; learning to persevere with patience.
Thank you for the sunny disposition that shines through the daily clouds of darkness: the vision of how to serve others; all my loved ones who have passed away supporting me in ways I cannot imagine; the spirit I had as a child resurfacing 40 years later; all the messages to just be, rather than do busyness.
Thank you for shrimp curry; bitter melon; the amazing guided meditation I did last night; 8 hours of deep sleep; Alison guiding me towards Adyashanti.
Thank you for John Gray; Zach Sobiech; the Origin of Love from Hedwig and the Angry Inch; the power of the internet to spread love and goodwill; woe in life to bring forth growth.
Thank you for holidays; courage to be truthful; ice cream socials; water pressure; youtube.
Thank you for the amazing capabilities of Mac; races between 3 year olds; ice to soothe my sore knee; bold enthusiasm; the confidence to tell my story.
Thank you for my son’s wonderful 6th birthday; the thoughtful parents who bought my 3 year old a gift as well.; a day full of smiles, laughter, and good energy; playing Operation with my sons–with the new fart sounds; feeling good about myself again.
Thank you for Freedom; the kind thoughts on Memorial Day; all who have sacrificed for our freedom; all men and women in the armed forces who put their lives on the line for our safety; selfless service.
Thank you for fresh fruit for dessert instead of sugar; naps in the car; a whole day with the boys; self-actualization and social contribution; Amit Goswami and Quantum Physics.
Thank you for Pema Chodron; Persian food; being at peace with wealth; 3 am epiphanies; reliable internet and phone services.
Thank you for faking it, until you make it via Professions for Peace; mattress pads for potty training toddlers; extra hours of sunlight; countdown to summer vacation; 7 months of no cable television.
- Everyday Thanksgiving: April (everydaygurus.com)