I often get caught in the frustration of day to day minutia - red tape of establishing new programs, frustrating campaign ads, buying toilet paper - and it is easy to get into a mood of brood. I am beginning this next year of my life (my birthday was last week) with a mindful effort to cultivate my attitude of gratitude!
I am relatively healthy, those I love are all relatively healthy, I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food on my table, I have a wonderful practice I get to share with others, and I have friends and family that I love and who love me. I am TRULY blessed! I am reminded of this so often - when I see the devastation from the super storm Sandy on the east coast, or when I teach classes at Haven for Hope (the shelter in town) - that I don't know why it is so easy to forget! For today, I will remember and be grateful!
For what are you grateful today? Think about it...
Here is a Meatless Monday recipe from the Ayurvedic Institute for kitchari - it's good for every constitution, and is great for being gentle with your system. Especially nice if you overindulged this weekend in less than healthy foods like I did! :-)
Have a JOY filled day!