Sunday, 7 August 2011

Grateful Sundays

This morning I got up early to go to the free yoga class at my local Lululemon. At the time, all I wanted to do was stay in bed and be lazy, but sadly I have been lazy all week, and I promised myself that I would go today - no excuses, no questions asked. As I was getting ready to go, I could feel that my muscles were tight and sore. The thought of doing yoga really appealed to me at that moment, knowing the amazing feeling of the stretches. My body was craving yoga, and the class did not disappoint. Not too strenuous for first thing in the morning, but still challenging enough to feel like you're getting a bit of a workout. When savasana arrived, I felt so peaceful and relaxed. All day now I have been in a great mood. Even though it's a rainy day here, I am still finding small things to make me smile. That brings me to the name of the post. For the last couple of weeks, I've started keeping a list every Sunday in a notebook: "5 Things I Was Grateful for This Week." I thought it might be a nice way to look for the positive in everyday life (something I have trouble doing when the long mundane days start to add up!) Today, I sat outside under the cover of my big maple tree while it was raining and watched as the sun tried to peek through the clouds. It seems so magical when the sun shines during a rain, and it never fails to make me smile. So that will go on the list. Earlier this week, I had a single serving mini Hagen-Dazs (Dulce de Leche). So good, and it even came with it's own mini spoon. I didn't even know they made those! That will go on the list as well. I think it's all the little tiny things in life (that seem insignificant on their own) that add up to happiness when you take the time to pay attention. My intention this morning in class was to be present during the practice, and I think it's followed me through the rest of my day. I'm enjoying each little part of this Sunday, focusing on the present moment, and not wasting my time worrying about tomorrow. The only part of the future that has crept into my mind today? I'm having sushi for dinner. And I can promise you that it will definitely be going on the list!

Namaste, ERIN

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