Gratitude

Consistently finding peace in my heart, despite all external pressures and events, whenever I turn my focus inwards.

A warm, dry vehicle when rain is softly soaking the earth.

Breathing into patience, and letting it subdue frustration.

The comfort of warm vegetable soup when the family is tired and not in perfect health.

Unwinding into the gentle subtleties of rhythm and lyrics.

Giving a small gift that unexpectedly lifted a heart I hadn’t realised was in need of soothing.

The joy of movement, and thrill of dance, even in memory.

Finding over and over and over again how infinite love is, and that it can expand endlessly.

The excitement of knowing I will be seeing my beloved father, siblings, nieces, nephews – all together for the very first time – in less than two weeks.

Shifts and changing patterns.

An ever-more-wide-open heart.

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