I'm going to be very honest here and say that today has been a mixture of good and bad, or rather...ups and downs. I woke up today with major anxiety which really surprised me. It's been a while since I've felt that way. I'm mostly chalking that up to a bad night of sleep. Our poor puppy was sick all night and therefore, we were up taking care and cleaning up. I'm also thinking it has to do with the holiday coming up as well. Lots to do to get ready!
On top of that, I also found out some upsetting news today, nothing major, just something that isn't sitting right, so I'm doing my best to work through it. Unfortunately, this news is playing into the biggest part of my insecurities. Doesn't it always seem to work that way? Luckily, I'm teaching a few classes today and also doing plenty of work with my hands (mainly baking for Thanksgiving), so as my mind and hands are busy, I am basically forced to be with my breath. It's really nice.
What am I grateful for today? Simple....
I'm grateful for: my yoga practice
Because: on good days and bad days the lessons I learn through my yoga practice continue to carry me along the ebbs and flows of life. Especially on the bad days, which usually follow many good days. These not so favorite days keep me on my toes and show me how much "work" there is to be done as well as how much "progress" has been made. Without my yoga practice, I'm sure I'd be in a far worse off place, and knowing that, I am grateful.
What are you grateful for today?