Gratitude is both a feeling of thankfulness
and an expression of appreciation.
About a month ago my mom emailed me a link to this video. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of drawing our attention to the good things, the tiny gifts in our lives. The pink clouds that dot the horizon, that first morning hug, tiny melons hiding between leaves, mugs of tea.
Because what did I do to deserve this? To be so lucky? What separates me from the homeless or the refugee or the crushed or the disabled except chance, except for a few miles, a few seconds?
I close my eyes and feel it, the closeness of us all, the thinness of our security. I feel how fragile, beautiful, dangerous it all is.
I wore my clicker for two weeks and it was an experience in awareness. I feel like I am already pretty observant and open to the gifts around me, but to stop and click, to acknowledge them in the moment, was an exercise in intention.
And don't we all need more of that?
I would love us, as a small community here, to practice drawing our attention, drawing our love, during the month of December. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the most sacred of the year, but they can also be crushing, busy, hectic, material. It seems like the perfect time step back, look around, breathe a little, see the small goodness.
I've ordered 30 digital clickers. This is where I should probably list some giveaway guidelines, but that's not me. If you want one, email me your name and address and I'll send it to you. If you want to follow me or grab my button that would be lovely, but not necessary.
More details to come. I look forward to sharing this small journey with you.