Today I am grateful for:
Being aware of the moment. I recently moved into a new house (expanded post to follow) and just last week I framed an old calendar page for my kitchen. The page is a beautiful drawing of a fish pond with this Thich Nhat Hanh quote: “Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle.” The moment may not always feel good, but at least I know that I am in it.
Safe spaces. Sometimes when Alex is going through a rough time, I have trouble finding the safe spaces in my life where I can calmly, rationally, logically think through the puzzles and find the next step toward the solutions. My boy and I have had it rough the last couple months (expanded post to follow) but I think now we are working through it. And I am grateful for the people and places in my life that help me calm my mind and inspire me to try again.
My readers & fellow bloggers. Who knows who you all are, but I am continually amazed to find you sharing your thoughts or reaching out at the most uncanny times. It is easy to write when life is good, simple, fun– or even completely ridiculous, distracting and crazy. But when the challenges mount I often hesitate to put it all out there (expanded post to follow). Yesterday I read the first part of the prologue to Big Daddy’s new book. Funny, funny guy, that Big Daddy. The fact that someone who makes me laugh so much could also write so candidly about the realities, joys and challenges of autism…. well, that was just inspiring to me. I am grateful for all of you who share your real experience– because it reminds me that no matter what, we’re all in this together, and what we write and throw out into cyberspace does make a difference.
What are you grateful for today?