At the end of my classes, after savasana, I frequently suggest my students find three things they are most grateful for. At that moment while they are quietly contemplating, I also find three things I am most grateful for. But the problem is that once I start, it’s hard to end at just three.
And this, to me, is key in my practice of yoga. Feeling gratitude for the many blessings I have in my life. For the special souls, who have graced my life… my husband, children, friends, colleagues, students, pets, study buddies, and the list goes on.
This year for Thanksgiving I am in Atlanta with my family. Two weeks ago, my mom fell, broke her femur and had surgery. She had post surgery complications that concerned all of us, but I’m relieved that she is back on track at this point. Even though she must be in rehab for a couple more weeks and won’t be able to sit at the table with all of us for Thanksgiving, we will be able to spend time with her and bring her a yummy meal. And for that I am deeply grateful.
I am especially grateful to all of the Journey of Yoga students and teachers who make our Sangha what it is… loving, caring, supportive and fun. I hope you have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving!