Which Comes First the Pleasure or the Passion?
I’m sitting in the sunshine on my back deck soaking in the warmth as I write this note. After living in New England for over forty years, it still feels like such a treat to have warm weather in November. It’s one of the simple pleasures in my life.
It’s these simple pleasures that fuel my passion for life, or maybe it’s the other way around my passion for life allows me to appreciate the simple things.
Either way with the holidays upon us along with the joy and fun of the season it’s bound to get busier, people can get a bit crabby, and it’s easy to slip into ‘should’ mode (you know where you do what you think you should instead of what you really want). It’s a good time to pause and take stock of where you are and what’s going well for you.
No matter where you are in the world, I hope that you take a moment today to connect with all the blessings in your life.
Honoring, Appreciative, Joyful, and Reverent
for personal growth and expansion,
for laughter and for tears both symbols that emotion is alive and well within me,
for the deep soul-full connection with family and friends,
for the solid sense of who I am,
for the intellectual and creative interaction with my colleagues,
for the beautiful ocean and beach that nourish me daily,
for the crazy completely “get you and got your back” support and honest feedback from my friends,
for the love, big dreams, and kinship that is fostered in my tribe,
for the opportunities to share my gifts and give back to my community,
for the easy access to fresh local food,
for the dolphins that play offshore reminding me to play more,
for the sunshine that warms me when I step outside,
for my clients who inspire and teach me and allow me to share my gifts thoroughly,
for love and unconditional acceptance,
for my beautiful little cottage oasis that I call home,
for who I am, who I have been, and who I am becoming,
and for You and all that you contribute to this magnificent dance we call life
Grateful Am I
Please remember to honor yourself in your gratitude, YOU matter….a great deal.
I would love to hear one thing that you are grateful for just leave a comment in the comment box below