gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

{1} I’M THANKFUL FOR MY BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY BABY GIRL DAPHNE JOSEPHINE. {that one deserves all caps}

{2} i’m thankful for all our friends and family and all those sending us love and support from near and far.

{3} i’m thankful for my birth team – our midwives, doula, my husband and daughter – for being by my side and helping me have the most wonderful experience of my life. they’ve all continued to be by my side through postpartum and i feel so propped up during this major life event.

{4} i’m thankful for my parents. they’ve given us so much love and support over these past few months. my mom is currently making me biscuits and bacon…enough said. so thankful for their example and presence in our house postpartum.

{5} i’m thankful for a strong and capable body, mind and spirit. yes, i’m thankful for myself. i can say that proudly. it’s a gift from the universe to be happy and comfortable with thyself.  i’m thankful to be me, experiencing this life.

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

{1} donuts

{2} my husband and child for procuring said donuts

{3} the kicks, jabs and punches of a strong, healthy little babe

{4} our pillowtop mattress gifted by my mom and dad.

{5} our midwives and the midwifery model of care that sees the value of a flexible birthing window. i’m thankful to let my body do it’s thing, my baby do his/her thing and trust in the natural process of life.

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

1. fleece lined tights. they’ve changed my world.

2. chorizo tacos.

3. visits from my mother.

4. mike’s family for feeding us on thanksgiving. sub category: i’m thankful for stuffing and gravy.

5. my parent’s willingness to host a visitor of their own while we get some stuff organized at the new homestead.

 

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

{1} Destroyer week!

{2} unpacked boxes and house progress.

{3} new neighbors & friends!

{4} christmas movies in the morning, snuggled with my fam.

{5} bacon. again. and always.

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

{1} my husband, an expert mover and an excellent father to our wild girl.

{2} our good friends who help haul our crazy heavy furniture all over this town, feed us fried chicken, help us paint, spend time with our girl, and are there to lend an ear for important conversations.

{3} bacon. i think i will always be thankful for bacon.

{4} waking up in our new place, feeling at home after one night, next to my favorite two people in the world.

{5} the continuous, consistent ways i’m reminded that i’m not in control in this life and the fact that i now have a spiritual well to remind me that my only job here is to turn it over and trust in my path.

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

{1} daylight savings time. hello again sunny mornings!

{2} helpful friends. we’ve had so much help from friends already during the moving process. i’m genuinely thankful.

{3} WCBE for gifting me with free tix to Dr. Dog.

{4} my parents and their support

{5} my husband for working with me to have a lower stress move this time around

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

{1} mornings i’m awake to see the sunrise

{2} generous, anonymous people

{3} new experiences, new places and journeys to new destinations

{4} my family

{5} my working legs and healthy body that allow me to spend so much time outdoors exploring with my girl.

gratitude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

{1} my mom, the maker of wonderful stews and sponsor of relaxing trips to the woods. she does so much for us and i’ll always be thankful for her

{2} maple bacon flavored everything

{3} cider, of the hard and soft varieties

{4} a week of long nature walks

{5} and ummmm american horror story on netflix. my new obsession :)

daily moment

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i was hiking in the woods, focused more on my end destination rather than the moment. all of a sudden i had an overwhelming sense that i just needed to stop and be still, to slow down. i stopped dead in my tracks and impulsively covered my face with my hands. i just let me ears take in all that was around me. i then realized i could see tiny waves of energy pulsing towards a point between my two eyes. i stood there focused on that energy reaching that point between my two eyes. then, gradually, that point began to glow a golden red color. i stood there basking in that for a minute and then felt i needed to open my eyes.

i took my hands down from my face and opened my eyes and there before me, not even 50 ft away stood a doe directly in my path. we both stared at each other for some time until she took off into the woods.

i felt overcome by this as a deeply spiritual moment. i felt that deer spirit telling me i needed to spend more time in her woods and that i was welcome whenever i like, as long as i would slow down and enjoy my surroundings while there.

gratitiude adjustment

sunday is the day e’rybody’s gettin’ spiritual, right? gratitude is an important part of my spiritual path within this world. here’s my weekly list:

5 Things I’m thankful for this week:

{1} my daughter’s imaginary friend named Hot Dog Water. I do not make this shit up.

{2} the beauty of a lunar eclipse in a clear night sky.

{3} fellow humans who are willing to talk things out when there has been a misunderstanding.

{4} the still, calm voice inside that consistently urges me to be patient and wait for the good things to come.

{5} my little family that loves to get out and experience life even if it means dishes pile up and laundry doesn’t get folded in a reasonable amount of time.