Everyday Thanksgiving: September 2013

This is my archive that I will post at the end of the month. Note that some of the things I am grateful for have not happened yet, but I am creating the reality of them happening through gratitude.

So much to be grateful for this month. I love fall in NorCal. Lots of friends, love, and beautiful weather. Hope you are enjoying your fall.

September 2013

Thank you for Commonwealth; carrot mochi; 7 years of support and love from my wife–Happy Anniversary, Honeybee; Uncle John for watching the boys; the Mission District in SF.IMG_0623

Thank you for Wong Kar Wai; the train station scene in The Grandmaster; PDFs; fruit drinks with boba; auxiliary ports in car stereos.

Thank you for our “new” 2007 Prius; learning my insecurities through mistakes; Labor Day; after-school Wu Shu, Lion Dance, and Percussion; 40+ miles/gallon.

Thank you for congruence; Jett’s new soccer league; the kind parent who watched Jett, while Fox finished napping; the patient and gracious employees at the DMV; my wife calling me for help with organization.

Thank you for finishing my ebook; Seth Godin; early morning work time; a weekend full of Spirit Rock; electric vehicles.

Thank you for a wonderful conversation with Rick Hanson; fog creeping over the hills onto SF Bay; whales—my spirit animal; driving a Prius to Spirit Rock; my wife giving the boys a mini-vacation.

Thank you for my wonderful wife being vulnerable with me; coaching from Alicia Rodriguez; so many smiles on a sunny day; BBQLUV; Leoni Dawson.

Thank you for creative insomnia AGAIN; having our own laundry machines; construction being near completion on our building; Tracy and the other members of our homeowner’s board; balls—soccer balls, plastic balls, bouncy balls, basketballs.

Thank you for the library where my son retreats to during lunch; Richard Davidson’s work; Viktor Frankl; my wife’s understanding; The Diamond Cutter.

Thank you for the positive vibe that has entered our household; finishing my ebook; my son being invited to his first sleepover; quinoa and kale salad; balloon artists.

Thank you for Orenchi Ramen; Craigslist; Lion Dance; bamboo; date nights with my wife.

Boy in Foam PitThank you for palm trees in our courtyard again; bouncy houses; jumper cables; carpet cleaner; Dyson vacuums.

Thank you for Insight Meditation Center’s Sunday gathering; Dharma Sprouts kid’s program; zafu pillows; massage chairs; lazy Sundays in pajamas.

Thank you for Kate Swoboda’s Coaching Blueprint; honing my interview skills; my wife’s positive attitude; sturdy beta fish; the George Forman grill.

Thank you for my mom watching the boys; my old iPod shuffle; the four day seminar that starts tomorrow; all the insightful response I got from my Black Box Warnings Guest Post; Le Clown and Rara looking after me.

Thank you for the open hearted experts I met last week; MarieTV; my brother teaching me about condescension; my brother helping me edit; the inner prince.

Thank you for The Little Prince; Diamondsordust.wordpress.com; Casaba Melon; Melon frozen mochi; Hokkaido curry.

Thank you for Merrit Vegetarian Restaurant; gentle Asian men; a revision of my business; getting my email hacked which lead to contact with old friends; my mom’s help watching the boys.

Thank you for aluminum water bottles; long lunch breaks; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Tiny Desk Concert; NPR.

Thank you for you for unplugging tone from my conversations; awareness of my overbearing certainty; coaching; the end to being clever; opening my heart to opening my heart; knowing that I add value just by releasing the love in my heart.

Thank you for Marianne Williamson’s ego check; my wife attending a silent meditation retreat; a whole week with the boys alone; sleeping in; Trader Joe’s Frozen food.

surfing with friendsThank you for Richard Davidson; an eye-opening coaching session with Kate Courageous; a compassionate interview with Dr. James Doty; the wonderful Li-Young Lee poem my brother sent me; the culture that is San Francisco.

Thank you for my wife’s great energy after her 6 day meditation retreat; empty parking lots to play in; selling my car; Being Human 2013; meeting Clifford Seron.

Thank you for Santa Cruz; surfing with old friends; sea lions; cypress trees; memories of high school. friends


23 comments on “Everyday Thanksgiving: September 2013

  1. Sun says:

    love your gratitude for September, Kozo – Dyson vacuums, yes, Hokkaido curry, hmm, sounds like something tasty i need to try and wonderful to read on all your blessings and your reunion with surf buddies. ☼hugs!

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Thanks, Sunshine. You were with us in the ocean since we had clear skies. 🙂 The Hokkaido Curry was from a visiting chef. It took him about 15 minutes to get each order perfect, but it was worth the wait. {{{hugs]}} Kozo

  2. Thank you for being one of my teacher with the way you are living your life. Hugs to you Kozo 🙂

  3. Kozo, you have made yourself a beautiful life. Rock on…. ***hugs***

  4. Alison says:

    Thank you for you!

  5. This is so beautiful, melodious. Thank you for the inspiration and reminder of our every day happiness.

  6. NIKOtheOrb says:

    You wrote an e-book? How awesome is that!

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      I’m going to release it for free as soon as I get some editing done, Niko. I’ll send you a copy. {{{hugs}}} Kozo
      Meant to send you this earlier: http://fora.tv/conference/being_human_2013/
      Check out performance by ELEW.

      • NIKOtheOrb says:

        That was awesome! He is like the Jean-Michele Basquiat of pianists. I have never seen someone play the piano by playing the piano strings, like a percussion instrument *and* play the piano keys. That was amazing. Will be looking at the rest of the videos from the conference, as well. Thank you very much for the link, Kozo! Wow. What a mind-expanding performance to see. I owe you a {{{hug}}}. 🙂

        PS Can’t wait to receive the copy of your book! Congratulations!

  7. PhotoGrrl Pictures says:

    Thank you for helping me change my attitude today.

  8. Beautiful my friend, absolutely beautiful. {{{Hugs}}}

  9. Sandy says:

    Hi Kozo, you are awesome! Love witnessing how life is unfolding for you!
    Much Love, Sandy

  10. You’ve really made me think about what I am grateful for in the everyday, thank you. And yes for the Prius and Dyson vacuums! I have to say I love them every time I use them!

  11. BroadBlogs says:

    Wonderful to see a all of these things to be grateful for. And inspires me to think about my own areas where I can be grateful. Like right now: Thank you.

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