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.
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.
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.
Thank 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.
Thank 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.
- Everyday Thanksgiving: August 2013 (everydaygurus.com)