During the tough weeks, I think it’s even more important to acknowledge what we are grateful for and what we love. I put most of these things in my journal as I still think the private matters of the heart should be kept private and not tweeted or texted for all to know; even so, here are a few beautiful things in my life this week.
Clarity. Courage. Rebirth from sorrow. Release. Taking giant steps toward progress and change and embracing the fear. Scheduling my first Al-Anon meeting, something I previously even refused to acknowledge. A cathartic evening with my best friend; cathartic cries with my husband. The moment you realize the time is now. The most moving Morning Pages I’ve ever written and the vows I took within them. Rosie Molinary’s Shine, which may have been a catalyst for many of these things. My loving and supportive tribe, my group of homeschooling mothers. Dipping into Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart, a gift from a friend, and shifting so much even after small bites of its wisdom.