Reclaiming a Grateful Heart

Recently I had a realization.

It felt icky and uncomfortable, and there it was anyways.

I realized that I had not been making space for gratitude and that appreciation had weakened in my life, because I get so wrapped up in my personal journey and goals that I miss THE journey.

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New Breeze

The sun is peeking through the dappled jungle green, the family is still sleeping tucked into a cozy bundle of human and fur, and I’ve been quietly sipping coffee and contemplating turning 42 today.

It wasn’t that long ago that I was contemplating turning 40.

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To Walk The Path

The purpose of any truth is to learn to live it. To embody it. Own it. Let its veracity become the key to liberating our hearts and beings on a deeper level.

After all, it doesn’t do any good to obtain wisdom, truth, and knowledge if we don’t integrate it into our being.

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Message from the Birds

It’s a sunny day on the island, and though bird songs are always plentiful here, they seem to have increased tenfold over the last month. Riotous melodies and chimerical chirps accompany these words, reminding me to find the joy in day.

It has come to my attention lately, that I’m very good at getting ahead of myself in life.

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The Signature of Hope

Hope makes all the difference in regard to the lens with which we view the world.

The jungle is cloudy with unshed rain as I write these words, the roosters are strumming and humming outside my window, and lavender tea cools in my favorite blue mug as I meditate upon my own history with hope.

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Hello 2019

New day. New year. New possibilities.

I awoke with a sense of anticipation today. 4:00 was a bit too early, but I think I just wanted to breathe in the year of 2019 first thing. I always enjoy the new year, but something feels extra magical about this one. Like it’s going to be a change-point for new direction.

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It has been four days since we said good-bye to our sweet, old dog, Samwise. He was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago, and though they thought he would have about 6 months left, things went sideways this time last week and quickly spiraled.

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It’s funny how small steps can accumulate and lead to bigger things.

We don’t always know where we are going when we take the first step, but years later we can look back and see that we were on a journey the entire time, we just didn’t realize our own destination.

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