It’s just the way I’m rolling tonight. Top 10 reasons I’m grateful for today, in no particular order:

  1. Aylin Collier and the fabulous Califon Yoga Co-Op. The Wednesday night Advanced Class had me playing with Vashi 2. Great, awesome expansion.
  2. Robert Veit, my father’s College Fraternity brother, who, when I called him today to thank him for inviting me to be his guest in his home for 26 days during the month of August while I achieve my 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training said,”Sus, it is our pleasure!” I cried so hard after I hung up the phone; so much lovely serendipity in this connection.
  3. My back, which, cracked from the top of my cervical spine to my tailbone one vertebrae at a time, (at least that’s what it felt like), when I practiced the aforementioned Vashi 2.
  4. My beautiful student Robin Cassidy who, posted a picture of her beautiful 40 year old pregnant self, 28 week exposed belly and all, to a delighted me, and several dozen of her other Facebook friends. She put Demi Moore (I know, I date myself) to shame.
  5. My daughter Sasha who went to a friend’s wake today, Jacob, just 17 years old, who was found dead in his bed on Monday. “I don’t understand it Mom.” “Me neither, Sasha.” It’s so sad.” “Yes.”
  6. My son Dylan who always says yes when I invite him to Indian Buffet lunch and doesn’t even flinch when I exclaim over the okra.
  7. The enormous graciousness of forgiveness. I’m overwhelmed by the powerful role it has played in my recent life and will be forever changed, in the humblest of ways, by its expansiveness. More blog posts to follow on this, I believe.
  8. My mother who is shifting in her grief, reaching toward a more hopeful place and settling into a life without my father. Living without someone, at least physically, who had been in your life for 53 years, is just plain fuc*ing hard.
  9. PBS and Brian Green, the physicist, who, while I write this blog post, are riffing, fairly compellingly, about a theory of physics, string theory, that makes my heart beat just a little bit faster, every single time I attempt, in any capacity, to wrap my brain around it.
  10. Thundersorms! When I began my day, the car thermometer read 105 degrees. When I ended it, 75 degrees. Nature is the grandest phenomena of all!

Love this list. Much gratitude to all of you!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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  1. jebrahim118 says:

    Thx for 7/18 TOP TEN…gave me a lift…in some pain again. I do think rain makes it act up – tho can’t help rejoicing for my sad plants for the refreshment…


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