Mindful Gratitude Day 2:
For those of you who missed my post last night, I am beginning a daily practice of writing about things that brought joy to my day or made me feel grateful to be alive.
It is my hope that through sharing these lists, you will be reminded of the aspects in your life that fill you with joy and gratitude.
There is a song that I have been trying to write for literally months. No matter how many times I changed the lyrics or the melody,this song just would not work for me. But then, today I changed the key, and suddenly all of the pieces fell right into place where I needed them. Soon, I will have a beautiful song complete and ready to add to my repertoire.
I woke up to the most beautiful morning filled with sunshine. I was able to appreciate this all the more as I went and took a run through my neighborhood. Feeling the wind in my hair and the sun on my face was invigorating.
My aunt is going to have a baby girl. I found out this evening.
I discovered the most wonderful little neighborhood tucked away and hard to find. It is filled with old houses and twisting streets overhung with leaning trees. This is a part of Austin I had no idea even existed. It reminded me of home; of the small Montana town I spent my childhood wandering through.
This day is ending with a cup of tea and the sounds of the night coming through my open window. I am curled up in a cozy room, and I am writing. Because at some point to learn, you simply must do; at least that's what I've been told. This day is ending and I have hope for what is to come. It is good to be reminded of how that feels, rather than the usual overwhelm from the sheer number of steps I must take before my dreams are reality.
It's late and really, if we're getting technical about things, the new day has already come. So namaste, and may your day hold some unexpected kindness shown to you.