My Gratitude List — 8/18/12

I woke, quite late this morning, with a feeling I haven’t had in a few weeks:  inspiration.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to write, but I knew today that I needed to get back to more thoughtful pieces.  Many of my readers are writers, and I believe you know of what I speak.  That spark that says I need to start writing now!  I hopped out of bed, put on Krishna Das, and started to write.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnpQTevBD0w&w

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This is the only video I could find, and I don’t know what to do with mp3, so you get his picture sideways.)  Krishna Das’ biography, found at the link above, and this partial video of the first chant of his I ever heard, are long.  But they are well worth the read and the listen.  As almost always, I must thank my sister S. for my introduction to his music.

So, what has this to do with my gratitude list?  Finding the spark inside myself, for writing, and for attending to my spirit, are happenings for which I am truly grateful.  Somewhere along the line, I forgot about the work needed to maintain a balanced life.  I felt good, but I didn’t have that little touch of happy that informed my writing early on.

Today, I sense that inspiration, and for that, I am truly grateful.

I am, as always, grateful for my wonderful family, and I am wishing them peace and rest and health and happiness.  I am thankful for my job, for my friends, and for my kidneys, which were once again sturdy enough to pass through difficulties.  I am grateful for the rain we’ve experienced lately, as the outdoor plants and trees and grass really needed some water.  I am grateful for this apartment, and especially thankful for my friend D., who gave me Spot, my black leather chair.  I am currently tied into Spot, so I won’t slouch while typing — I know that eventually my posture will improve.  Hooray!

I am really grateful for my bloggy universe, and all of the friends I have found here.  Just the thought of them brings a great smile to my face.

Great thanks to the universe, and that being of energy and love that connects us all, for giving me this life.

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