Last week was what I would consider a hard one. An ugly show down at work and watching as the company I work for, essentially, crumbles. So I bring it back to…what do I have to be grateful for? What can I appreciate right now?
My honey, my sweetie pie, my Good Guy. I so appreciate that when he had off yesterday he helped with so much around the house…cleaning the tub, cutting up the pineapple, making dinner, posting our ebay items…making my life a little bit easier…for taking stuff off my plate. And for loving me and our pets and animals in general.
For our 3 cats…Little Ling, the tiny wonder, the 6 pound spiritual master, the acrobat and lovey girl, with her enormous appetite and tiny hard body in spite of it, for the way she cries at us whenever we yell, as if to say, “Enough of this!” She always reminds me to do what I enjoy, to put joy first. For Simone, or as I call her, Simoni Roni Ciccone or just “Da Rone”…for opening up and learning to trust me, for her talkative chatter and beautiful eyes. For the way she makes me laugh when she squeezes into some tiny space and always manages to get on the warm laundry fresh out of the dryer, no matter what I do! And for Bosco, Mr. B, the Big Boy, for stepping in after Lu transitioned, for being by my side, for all the purring and rubbing and loving.
For my friends…some who have been in my life since I was 15 ! (Medina) and 20! (Ulana, Cathy, Jim) and many more recently. They make time for me like helping me with my resume and listening to me. And I have learned so much from them…from nutrition and awesome recipes (Adrienne) to spiritual lessons and processes (too many to list!) to turning me onto musicians/artists/movies that I love to reminding me I’m valuable when I’ve forgotten.
For my spiritual community…for giving me the opportunity to shine and to serve in ways I never thought possible.
For every book that has ever given me a chill of recognition, for every note to every song that has ever inspired me, for every laugh, for every kiss, for every hug…I am so grateful.