by Laura McCorry
As Yoga One Teacher Nam Chanterrywn likes to share after his yoga classes, “The more gratitude we have, the more we have to to be grateful for.”
What things great and small do you have to be grateful for and appreciative of? What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comment section below.
Thanksgiving Gratitudes: (a non-comprehensive list)
• bright sunshine on a cold day and the constancy of the natural world
• a warm coat that keeps out the wind, and the many other forms of shelter that keep me comfortable and safe
• the groceries I lug up two flights of stairs, because we have the resources to buy, transport, and cook good food for our family
• my partner, who is always ALL IN on this wild ride of parenting small children
• the limit-pushing toddler, which means she’s healthy and growing just as she should be
• the baby who brings so much joy with just her smile
• neighbors who drop by to visit
• family that are only a phone call away
• restorative yoga for the days when everything feels like too much
• for sharing the truth of Thanksgiving with my children without losing its spirit
• the belief that Justice and Truth will prevail
• the work of my hands, the words of my mouth, and the power of my wallet which work towards Justice and Truth
• the meditation of my heart: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu, May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom for all.
Yoga and Laura had an on-again-off-again relationship from 2004 until 2009 when they decided to move in together and there’s been no looking back since. Passionate about both yoga and writing, Laura loves to introduce others to the joys and benefits of yoga and healthy living.