Friday, November 14, 2008
Day 13 - A rich, beautiful life
When I turned to the Soul Coaching site this morning, I was a little surprised and delighted that today was about gratitude. Yesterday I met with my coach, and was talking about how to be with things I had asked for and received (more money, a new dog). I was having a hard time believing my good luck with the new work in my life/new money, and worrying about whether I'd made the right decision with the dog (I tend to be a bit of a worrier). She answered that the right response was gratitude and I smiled, feeling it. She also helped me confirm, in lots of ways, the rightness of my direction, and I was less worried. All of which put me in a frame of mind for gratitude. I get pulled out of seeing the good things I have when I'm worried, worried I should have more, should be better, should be trying differently and/or harder to make sure things are okay, or stay okay. I really appreciate it when I get reminded (kindly) to see what I have to be grateful for. I then feel so much love for who/what I have in my life. After reading the Soul Coaching exercises for today, I sat and let my mind touch on everything I feel grateful for. Many, many things. And I wonder why it's hard not to keep them in mind more. I have a rich, beautiful life. I know this on some level all the time. And I think I need to remind myself to take note in a more conscious way regularly. And I will.