Monday, September 26, 2016

Hello there, friend,

At yoga Friday night, I set a new intention: carry a lightness. I said it to myself all through class and on into the weekend. I said it to myself when I walked hand-in-hand with my daughter as we shopped at the junk store. I said it when I sat at the pottery wheel and couldn't figure out why my hands weren't cooperating. I said it as I walked through the woods with my husband and kids. I said it when we went to a family party.

I laughed more this weekend than I had in a long time, grabbing each laugh and wringing it out. Sometimes it was almost to the point of tears, but almost every one came from deep in my belly. Laugh. Carry a lightness. Enjoy your life. By the end of the weekend, I was tired but not worn out. I sat on the couch and tipped my head back, closed my eyes and felt it all at once: gratitude.