Today is a cloudy, wet Sunday with temperatures in the mid 40’s. So, it is safe to say that the earl grey tea steeping in my mug is simply delightful. I am at my desk like most of my Sundays, and Jade is napping quietly in her nursery. This block of time that I carve out every week is put to good use. This is when I catch up on filing and accounting. I plow through my virtual to-do’s that I’ve put to the side. Yes, I take Sunday to tidy up my life, so to speak. I thoroughly enjoy it, too. A lot of my days are full; the time passes quickly, and the day is gone in a flash. Sunday is my pause button.
On the agenda this week are super important tasks such as finalizing next month’s yoga class schedule, wrap up Christmas photos, dive deeper into two incredible literary works (“Perfectly Imperfect” & Big Magic”), expressing my creativity, and a few other things that have just escaped me. I’ll take that as a sign that everything I’ve listed so far is officially top priority.
Anyway, reflecting back on the previous holiday week, I am full of gratitude, and I’d like to acknowledge what I’m grateful for. I taught 5 yoga classes and got to connect with my students on a deeper level, my father celebrated his 59th birthday, my daughter experienced her first Thanksgiving, I’m healthy, my husband is healthy, and this list could go on and on, so I’ll spare you all and leave it at that. But I’m curious, what are you thankful for?
In the coming week, I challenge you to tap into your softer side, your vulnerable and authentic self. Explore what life is like when you lean in and shed a layer or two of your tough exterior. Notice if you’re able to connect to others more easily. How does that make you feel? Do you dismiss the very notion of it or are you inquisitive?
We’ll check in on how it goes next week! Until then, I hope you are well.