For this week, I feel its very fitting to focus on gratitude. This practice may cause you to be vulnerable, which I'm grateful for but I know vulnerability can lead to fear. I also know, that the more we practice gratefulness AND vulnerability the less scary it becomes and the more pleasurable it will be. If you add this simple practice to your daily life I KNOW that your fear will be replaced with love.
Challenge for this week: Add the 3 Grateful to your daily life. Either ask your family at dinner, friends over drinks or message me on this blog but share the 3 things you are grateful for each day. Do this all week long, month long, or add to your daily practice to see if you feel your heart swell.
The Evil Reverend "India" Santiago Sheppard III, Esq: She's a beasty brindle boxer full of spunk but she's also my protector, partner in crime, dinner dance partner, bed hog, trail buddy and best friend. I'm grateful to have had 9 amazing years with her and look forward to many more!!!!
Cracker Salad: My family created this strange yet delicious Potato salad-esque (sub potatoes for saltines, yes, saltines) holiday favorite. I wasn't able to indulge in this traditional treat for years BUT thanks to gluten free crackers I can now, once again, part take! And what's even better, I get my very own bowl!!!!
Multi Thanksgivings: I come from a multi-family where the holidays use to be so much! I'd race from holiday house to holiday house trying to fit everyone in for some lovin'. I felt this as a burden until I realized this is a blessing. I spent so much time alone during van life that I began to appreciate my large, strange, unique, diverse, loud, weird and amazing family!!! I am grateful for them all!
Enjoy your day and this amazing time with your family. That's what today is all about! Happy Thanksgiving!