1. Truth: Snow day! It started snowing yesterday morning and never stopped. This morning we woke up to 14.5 inches and it’s still going. All the schools are closed, even CSU — which NEVER happens. I even had to cancel my 7 am yoga class this morning. Eric walked the dogs (in snow so deep, it was more like swimming than walking) and he said there are cars stuck and/or wrecked all over. They plow the main roads here, but rarely ever the neighborhoods, especially not ours. I’m all caught up on laundry, so I’ll most likely be cooking today — sweet potatoes for quesadillas for dinner, butternut squash, and some muffins. Then I might write a few letters, read, take a nap. I am most certainly doing all that in my pjs. The glory of a snow day is you can do whatever you want, but there’s also not much you can do because you can’t really leave the house (my favorite!).
2. Truth: Having to cancel my yoga class this morning made me realize how much I love teaching. I thought I’d be as giddy to have a snow day for yoga as getting to skip my other work, but I was actually sad that I wasn’t going to get to teach. Luckily, I’m subbing my other yoga class Wednesday and Friday morning, and the roads should be clear by then, so I get another chance.
3. Truth: I am so so so lucky. I am happy, and when I’m not, I’m still okay. I am safe. I am healthy, and when I’m not I have health insurance and good doctors. I am financially stable. I get paid snow days and sick days, and summers off. I just bought a new car. I have a good husband. My dogs are healthy and happy, they love me and are stupid cute. I have people who love me, people who like me, and those who don’t aren’t spending any energy trying to hurt me. I have access to clean water and live in a house with heat and a beautiful bathroom. I have a refrigerator full of food, and when I’m hungry, actually have the luxury of thinking to myself, “what do I want to eat?” I could keep going, make a list of 2000 things, but you get the idea.
One wish (or more): May all beings be happy. May all beings be healthy. May all beings be safe. May all beings live with ease. And when this isn’t possible, may all beings find a way to keep going, not give up. May suffering be eased.