Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
Tabitha, my favorite baby girl kitty.
Drugs that put my Tabbers out of misery quickly.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week for three months (actually just 9 weeks) makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
Losing someone you love is so f*cking annoying. I remember when my nephew died I just couldn't believe it. Then it was that I couldn't believe nothing could be done to reverse the situation. Then it was just what the f*ck??!! Losing Tabitha has been this frustrating thing for me. I just had no desire for her to be gone. I am simply not in the mood to lose my baby kitty. Life isn't about waiting for your mood to be just so, however, and it isn't always what you would want to happen that happens. Nope, sometimes you are literally just observing shit.
I am in a place where I don't yet know why she passed. I don't know what the universe wants me to know about her leaving. I know that it was her time, it was destined on some level for her to be gone now, but what am I to get out of it… well I think I may need to give it a few more days to settle and then maybe the reasons will begin to flood in.
There is one thing, I believe, this has done for me. I feel fearless on some levels, once again. When Miles passed I remember feeling like the worst thing that could happen had happened, so what did I have to worry about ever again. As time has passed the feeling of Miles' passing isn't as intense or raw and my feelings of fearlessness aren't as dramatic. With Tabbers leaving I am feeling like all bullshit in my life (Imean all people who are full of it) need to get to steppin'. Seriously. I believe, at this very moment, Tabbers being gone makes me want, even more fervently, quality in my world. She was the top of the top of animals. Beautiful, smart, funny, loving, crazy as hell, sneaky, super quick, Whodini kitty (as one of my best friend's pointed out) and mine. Her being gone makes me realize, even deeper than I live it, how important having quality in my world is.
You and I deserve the best, period.