Gratitude Friday

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This post started as a mashup of The Little Bliss List and Joy Jam, and as such is meant to celebrate: the little things that brought me hope and happiness this week, the sweet stuff of life, those small gifts that brought me joy this week. By sharing them, I not only make public my gratitude, but maybe also help you notice your own good stuff and send some positive energy out into the world.

1. Salted Caramel Cocoa in my morning coffee and Clementines. Sometimes, it really is about the little things, sweet and comforting.

2. Mondo Beyondo. Andrea Scher’s vision, her guidance, Jen Lemen’s powerful and inspiring words, the opportunity I have to help and to learn and to revisit this transformative experience, the amazing group of people taking part. I am gobsmacked with gratitude.

3. Amazing people whose wholehearted work continues to make my life, the world better. Andrea Scher, Jen Lemen, Susan Piver, Jennifer Louden, Patti Digh, Brene’ Brown, Rachel Cole, Hannah Marcotti, Jonathan Fields, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chödrön, Susannah Conway, Sas Petherick, Sherry Belul, Laurie Wagner, and–like any good speech or acknowledgement page, I’m sure I am forgetting more than one someone who should absolutely be on this list. The fact that these and so many others show up each day with courage and an open heart fills me with so much gratitude.

P.S. a short list of those I forgot: Julia Fehrenbacher, Judy Clement Wall, Mary Anne Radmacher, Amy McCraken, Erica Staab, Lindsey Mead, Stacy Morrison, Tammy Strobel, Courtney Carver, Justine Musk…I’ll come back if I think of more (there are SO many).

4. The space this time away from paid work has allowed. As I said before, it’s given me the room necessary to get much clearer about things.

5. Downton Abbey. It’s back and I can watch it for free online. I can’t understand why this show makes me so happy, it just does.

Bonus Joy: Another week with Dexter. Last week, he had a bit of a rough patch, a bloody nose that took a few days to settle down, but this was another good week.

on the oval at csu

on the oval at csu

6 thoughts on “Gratitude Friday

  1. juliafehrenbacher

    I’m here, Jill–feeling such love & appreciation for you. I’m so happy to hear that sweet Dexter had a good week.

    Warmest hugs, biggest blessings. xo

    Reply
    1. jillsalahub Post author

      See, let the list of people I forgot to add being: Julia and J. How could I forget?! I think maybe you are too close. Crap, just remembered another…need to update my list, add a p.s.–shoot, just thought of one more!

      Big hug. I wish we could take a walk on the beach, cry and talk about how hard it is to lose someone so lovely, so easy to love, to have to practice this letting go.

      Reply
      1. juliafehrenbacher

        Ah, Jill. I’m picturing this now–us walking side by side with words & tears & big hugs, the sunshine warming us. How sweet this image. So grateful for you, my friend.

  2. mj

    Jill,
    Sweet congratulations on being part of the Mondo Beyondo group. I wish you were there when I went through, those folks are blessed to have you there, may they know it. I am blessed to be able to visit you here.

    Reply
    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Thank you, MJ! We didn’t do the class together, did we? I was in the September 2011 round the first time, and loved it (I wrote my first blog post during the first week of the class, because of the class). I feel equally blessed to have you here, that you visit me ♥

      Reply

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