Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal
December 10, 2011

Lunar Eclipse by Geraint Smith
Lunar Eclipse by Geraint Smith

I am grateful. I think that frequently we take way too much time to look at all of the negatives, the what-ifs, the woe-is-me’s, the “but I should have’s”, and the “OMG, I can’t believe I just did that!”‘s. We chastise ourselves, we beat ourselves up, and we tell ourselves that we “should” (I don’t care for that word), have known better, done better or been better than we were or are.

I woke up this morning minutes before the lunar eclipse….and was fortunate enough to be able to lay in my very warm bed with a cup of steaming hot coffee, and experience the event until the teeny, tiniest sliver set on the west mesa. I was grateful.

And, I contemplated. This lunar eclipse’s meaning was “The energetic support is present for transformation of our lives”.And, again, I was grateful.

I made a commitment to start a gratitude journal. A journal listing all of the aspects of my life to be grateful for. One that I can go back to and peruse when I start falling into a pity party. (okay, don’t tell me you don’t do it also….I think we all do every once in a while). A journal that helps me to remember (I’m old….) what I am grateful for.

This morning…I am grateful for incredible friends. A warm bed. The ability to watch the eclipse from my very warm bed (have I rubbed that in enough yet?). And, my very favorite part….the steaming, hot mug of coffee.

Much love to all,

Paula

PS… check out Geraint’s web page – he really is an incredible photographer. www.geraintsmithphotography.com

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