This should be sub-titled: It Takes A Great Big Village!
In descending order, with particular emphasis on the end:
1. As my mind has quieted, the gratitude has gotten so much easier to sense deeply, manifest gently and express lovingly.
2. The crazy, lyrical eclectic music of Starbucks Wayzata, who also have the best internet connection in the area. It really is the little things.
3. The food! I have eaten Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian, Barbecue, Mexican, Ethiopian and Thai. All of it as I was surrounded lovingly by some of the most beautiful generous people, all of whom had a story to tell and so graciously inquired about mine. Honestly and truly, I will cherish the memories of these meals and the care in which they were served to me forever. Here is Bevie’s and my Thai lunch from Bangkok Kitchen. The plates were $4.99 each:
4. There is a lot of history in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Here is one of the houses on Summit Ave, birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald, each Victorian house so unique, special and full of mystery!
5. Minnehaha Falls, 10,000 years old, created by glaciers and gave me an even greater appreciation for the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
6. Sasha, she calls me every day!
7. Seb, the oldest by 10 minutes. Loves me even though I don’t call enough.
8. Lilo, I know your shocked Sasha.
9. G, the Beautiful Baby!
10. Dylan 2014 Rutgers University Grad, finished on Wednesday 8/14. On the Dean’s List every semester. Way to go Dyl, I never, ever doubted. (Colie, please call me and send a photo of you).
I am upheld by all of it, people, places, encounters, engagements, celebrations, challenges, past, present and future, all swirling around me and coalescing into this one finite moment that I am so, so grateful to be able to experience.
Onward with my life….
Big Loving Namaste!