Monday, November 14, 2011

Being Grateful For What Is

Inspiration: To continue to be grateful for my health, my life and this moment...

I have been thinking a lot about the trajectory of my life, my path and what is next for me. At times, I feel stagnant, sad that my physical world is not where it should be at 45 years of age. Then again, my interior world, my connection to spirit and all that is, is so abundant.

Yesterday was a challenging day. I was tired, filled with a bit of despair. My favorite yoga class was a 6pm and I just didn't know how I was going to go. Something inside of me said "You have to go. It will bring you clarity." So after indulging in an overload of peanut butter and some snapple iced tea ( this is decadent for me), I got dressed and headed over to Pure Yoga for my favorite teacher Ariel Karass.

To my surprise, class began in an unexpected way. Ariel had graciously spoke of a young membership advisor who worked at Pure who had passed away this week. I did not know her, but tears instantly began to fall down my face. Ariel's words were so beautiful...He asked us all to send her love and light and to know she is finding her way in between worlds. Whatever selfishness I was feeling prior to this moment, instantly disappeared.

Each moment is a gift. Our days and our life are priceless. It is human to worry about the future and what is going to happen as we are conditioned to be conscious of time. Truth is, we are not really in charge. There is a force greater than we can ever imagine running the show.

Let us all be grateful, for what we have....right now. Even if there is heartache and despair, embrace this with gratitude. That you have an opportunity to be here and feel fully your experience. Anything can change in an instant.  When we are positive we attract positive experiences. It all starts with a "feeling" an emotion. Choose wisely, be grateful and be love.

Have a very "peaceful" day.

With gratitude, Denise


  1. Denise, you always know how and when to inspire me. Even if it's just to finish my own thoughts. Thank you.

  2. Dear Sim,
    Thank you. :-).It brings me great joy to share my experiences. Thank you.

    With gratitude, Denise