Namaste: 26 June 2011

Anjali Mudra: Gratitude Namaste

Anjali Mudra: Namaste

I’m inspired my Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro‘s weekly gratitude post. So, I’m going to cultivate a little more gratitude in my life by joining her on a quest to be thankful until we absolutely exude gratitude. I hope you’ll also join Amanda in sharing just five things you are thankful for this week. Thank you for helping bring back genuine gratitude.

This week I am grateful for:

  • Bloggy friends. On a whim, I decided to start the Mindful Mama Carnival, having no idea whether it was a good idea or if anyone would be at all interested. I was overwhelmed by the wonderful response and gorgeous writing. I’m truly grateful for this wonderful online community.
  • The totally open smile Buddha baby gives me when I walk into a room. No matter how preoccupied I am, he reminds me that I am enough. I am loved and accepted.
  • Yin yoga class that allows me to feel supported and safe even while I work the edges of my flexibility.
  • The little snores of Gan when he passes out on my arm immediately after saying he’s not tired at all. He becomes so soft in his sleep.
  • The defiance of Nat. It has been a tough few days where my usually melllow almost-5-year-old has been angry, yelling, and generally trying to push everyone’s buttons. I’m learning how dearly I love my obviously struggling oldest son.

I felt as though I just stood under a clear waterfall. Thank you, Amanda, for reminding me to give my gratitude a voice (oops! Does that make 6? 😉

9 thoughts on “Namaste: 26 June 2011

  1. This made me smile – and love your feeling of standing under a waterfall – it’s surprising how a little list can do that! Happy to be joining you both in this – and thanks to Amanda for the inspiration! 😀

  2. Yet another inspiring post! Between the Mindful Mama Carnival and several of the follow-up posts I’ve read, I’ve definitely got some ideas for my own mindfulness journey. I started by participating with a weekly gratitude post of my own. (Does it seem like I copy a lot of your post ideas? I can’t help it, so many of your posts are so motivating and inspiring!)

    • Thank you for your kind words, Shana. It’s one of the things I love best about blogging-vibing off one another. I have received so much inspiration from other bloggers. It has infused my passion for writing and exploration.

  3. I don’t think anyone (especially me) will reprimand you for being TOO thankful! 🙂

    I, too, am very thankful for the online community that I have grown, though haven’t directly thanked them yet…I guess it’s about time!

    Thank you for participating! 🙂

  4. Beautiful! I couldn’t believe I missed getting something in to your carnival. Time, she flies sometimes… I’ll be ready for the next one.
    And I still get to read everyone’s posts… if only I can stay awake some night past my daughter.

  5. I really enjoyed your list Zoie. I too was deeply grateful for the carnival. I wonder and hope that I was able to give to others as much as I was able to take from the other entries. Truly inspirational. : )
    I adore the grateful list idea, have got to join you guys next week. ❤

    • ORM, thank you so much for commenting. I found your post deeply inspiring. I have been instituting several changes from your list as we’ve been going through a challenging time with ds1 this week. I want to yell at him when I get mad, but I’ve been doing my best to take a breath and connect. Oh, and music, too. Music to change the mood. I can’t help but feel better after “Give Love Away” by MC Yogi

I love comments and try to reply to each one. I look forward to connecting with you. Namaste

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