Thursday, 28. January 2010 20:25
THANKFUL THURSDAY by ZEBRAFINCH (guest blogger)
I have become surprised by the attraction of thankfulness. It’s more than habit. It creates a yearning to be really grateful, and the alternatives do become less appealing. Having complained so long and loudly in my life, I never thought I’d see this happen.
What, then, if there is a tidal wave of blessing? Lately, a lot has been happening in my life. Deadlines, dreams, friends, work schedules, medications, environment all shifted. A nearly supernatural gift literally fell in my lap. Two people I admire tremendously included me in their work. One of my dearest friends is in town. Someone I had never met showed me healing techniques for free. As I write now, so much more floods back to memory, that I realize just how much I missed. What a great week it was.
Yet it all felt like disruption at the time and threw me off balance. I began to complain, because deadlines are not my friend. I felt sad, because I had wanted to achieve more. In the process, I missed my daily walk across the bridge (where I meditate and give thanks). Did I thank others? I missed an evening gratitude ritual or two. The point is not to worship a habit, and I don’t dwell in guilt. Counting my blessings at the time might have changed life for me and others, and even outcomes. Noted.
The point is not that I had a task called “be thankful.” The point is how gratitude, woven into each moment, creates something.
(Photo found on Yogi Zen Dude)
I was deconstructing, not creating. Thankful Thursday is here again to remind me that people, events, time and space are perfect supports, not obstacles. So, I want to say thanks for everything that happened this week, in perfect timing. How wonderful it is to be in process, becoming more aware and linked with others who keep me in the circle of gratitude.
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