It feels kind of crazy to write about gratitude while there are truly horrible things going on in the world, but it's not crazy. Even now, while the threats of nuclear war that were so prominent a few days ago seem somehow less threatening than the racist violence that has erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, there's more going on than just the horror. And by remembering what we're grateful for, we can nurture what is good, energize ourselves, and serve peace and love more effectively (both inwardly and in the world).
What do you see that you're grateful for right now?
For me, here are a few things:
Would you share a few things?
I'm a mom, wife, daughter, friend, and teacher who has long struggled with the desire to be the perfect person I imagine that I should be. Practicing mindfulness helps me find peace with my imperfect journey--being with myself as I truly am, loving my family as they are, and showing up for a messy world with openness and compassion.