Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thankful Thursday: 12/12/13

[Thankful Thursday is a weekly segment that began 1/10/13 - read why here.  I invite you to join me in practicing gratitude!]

There is much gratitude in my air tonight.  I did 108 prostrations here at home on my yoga mat, which filled me with much appreciation and calmness.  (It also warmed me up and got me sweating!  Meditation + exercise in one? Count me in!)

Earlier this afternoon at school, a teacher from my hallway pulled me into the office next door.  (Seriously, without saying anything he took me by the arm and led me into the adjacent office).  When we walked in, I saw the other 5 teachers from our hall sitting around a pizza and box of chicken!  A tasty surprise afternoon snack.  One of the third grade teachers had bought it for all of us -- I'm so glad they thought to invite me in!

And it was just a few minutes before this that my co-teacher told me to look out the window.  It was snowing! Much more than it previously had, and kids were outside enjoying in the schoolyard (even though their school day was over).  At 3:00, the Vice Principal messaged all the teachers and told them to go home now so they could drive home before there was even more snow on the roads. Early release!  (It still took my co-teacher 2 hours to drive home!)

And for dinner tonight, I had delicious pork leftovers -- but I didn't cook it.  My conversation partner and I met on Wednesday this week instead of Thursday, and he ended up making dinner and forcing the leftovers on me!  Happy Thursday, everyone.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity."
- Melody Beattie
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