As I was preparing for yoga today (and yes, you do prepare all day - timing of food, hydration, that kind of thing) and it struck me about how much of a non-event it was feeling. Like, yoga has become akin to brushing my teeth, or showering. Something I do every day, no biggie. Gosh! What a head-space shift!
I was hiding down the back in the corner again, tonight. Just not feeling like leading, not feeling warrior-strong. When I mentioned this to my teachers, she said "Ah, up to that stage, huh?". It's a stage?! Kinda nice to know I'm textbook. Gives me a feeling of comradeship.... many have gone before me in order for there to be "a stage". I like.
So, today is day 16. Beginning of the second half. So far, so good, yes?!
What am I grateful for today?
Nothing outstanding really. Little things. The sushi guy, knowing our order. A friendly, familiar face in the shopping centre, giving me an excuse to stop and chat about school next year. A peer whom I studied with working in the health food shop, allowing me to snap quiz her on funky facts to do with wholistic health that I needed to get my head around. Strawberries on special. Mangoes in season. A day with the best company a mama could ask for (Goose was so scrummy today, I could have eaten her whole, starting with her out-of-this-world-cute toes, if she'd have let me).
A car that works. A man who happily gives up his evening to hang out with my girl, while I meet my challenge commitment. Money to buy groceries. A computer and internet connection to stay in touch with my world. A body that bends and stretches, without too much pain. Little things, that make up the eternal gratitude that travels with me everywhere and touches every part of my life.
I am so damn blessed and I know it.