ten things i Am grateful for on monday
How did your Monday morning start? Is it Moan-day or Monday for you? Did you wake up with a spring on your feet, or did you bemoan the beginning of another choc-a-block week? Did you enjoy your coffee looking out of the window, and kiss the children a happy good-bye, as they left for school? Or was it a morning of frayed nerves with the alarm not ringing, and your maid taking a rainy-day off?
My Reiki teacher gave us an exercise for Monday morning. She asked us to make a list of five things we were grateful for upon waking up.
My list over-exceeded from a five to a ten! I’ve noticed every time I sit to write a gratitude list, there are so many little things that pop into my mind, which I am grateful for. Thus the list keeps growing. Do you experience the same too? If we were to actually look around carefully, the countless, small blessing in our life, over-exceed the inane and unhappy stuff. What do you think? Agree or disagree? I would love to hear your views.So much to be grateful for, if we opened our eyes and looked! Click To Tweet
Without further ado, here is the list of ten things I’m grateful for this rain-drenched, wispy, windy Monday morning:
🌸 I’m grateful for being in this universe and the power of Reiki I experienced before and after I slept. (For the uninitiated, reiki is a powerful healing modality for the self and others.)
🌸 I’m grateful for waking up at 4:30 AM today, without an alarm. I woke up refreshed, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and experienced the simple joy of “me time”. (In the last couple of months I’ve struggled to wake up early.)
🌈 I’m grateful for my two furry girls who wished me a wagging tail and gentle licks “good morning”.
🌸 I’m grateful for the cool, calming morning breeze that blessed me with its company, on my morning walk today. This, along with an arm-load of profound and insightful conversations with my co-walker.
🌸 I’m grateful for the blooms of Night Jasmines/Harsingar/Parijat that carpet the road. I’m thankful for their intoxicating fragrance and beauty that I experienced today, and during all my recent walks or cycle rides. I’m also grateful to carry back a handful of Night Jasmines every day. And the divine fragrance that fills my home.
🌸 I’m grateful for my rendezvous with the palm tree that allowed me to hug it, and hugged me back in return.
🌸 I’m so grateful for the morning chai on the terrace; biscuit dunked in chai, and my dear family for conversation and company. I’m grateful for the reassuring chat with the DH and his calming words of wisdom, when I was overwhelmed.
🌸 I’m grateful for the refreshing lemon grass and ginger chai that my help made with so much love.
🌸 I’m grateful for the little fellow that made a sudden appearance this morning, next to my flower creepers. A sole bitter-gourd, while the creeper has been slowly withering away.
🌈 I’m grateful to be blessed with the beginning of another new day, a fresh lease of life and my Reiki teacher’s precious guidance.
Look around carefully, the countless, small blessing in our life, over-exceed the inane and unhappy stuff. Click To Tweet
On Second Thoughts: Just to let you know, here are a few things that didn’t go the way I would have wanted them to. My cook called in sick, got to my desk to blog, way past my work hour (it’s usually 9:30 AM, I just started at 1:30 PM), not chanting first thing in the morning, the rains not letting the laundry dry. But, these are such trivial things, and they won’t really matter a few moments from now.
I enjoyed the leftovers from yesterday – cabbage vegetable with ragi roti (flat-bread) and a piping, hot daal. Managed to finish writing this blog. I also chanted for twenty-five minutes, when I thought I’d have time to just chant for five. My twenty-year old girl came and sat by me in meditation, when I was chanting. There is enough clothing in the closet, so damp clothes really don’t matter. I’d rather focus on the good that the universe has bestowed upon me this Monday.
So much to be grateful for, if we opened our eyes and looked! Right?
*DH: Darling Husband