This Sacred Sunday I took inspiration from two friends: Rick, who challenges us to make a blessings list, and Chani, who shares her journey from a desperate situation to true happiness. I made my own blessings list, which I share below.
This is more important for me to blog about today, so I also have to apologize for waiting a little longer to share my news with you :) It's good for me to process it for a while.
So here, in honor of Sacred Sunday, is my gratitude list (in no particular order):
1 - Home: My peaceful, quiet home in the woods.
2 - Health: My healthy body, mind, and spirit that have survived so many challenges.
3 - Financial Security: Not having to work only for money but being free to work at what I like (a gift from LoveHubbie, the gift of financial security).
4 - LoveHubbie.
5 - Freedom: Living in a country where I am free to choose, free to express myself, to choose my own religion. Free with laws that protect me, in a land of abundance.
6 - Hawaii: Being able to vacation in a place I truly love.
7 - Internet and Technology: Unites and connects me with friends and family-of-choice, enables me to have a like-minded community.
8 - God, the Universe: Who I am just beginning to come to know as good and kind. Who keeps me safe, even in difficult and painful situations. Who lives in each person. A spiritual path that is fulfilling and expansive.
9 - Protection: I feel protected from so many things that could harm me. I know that there are many threats as life is fragile and an adventure, but I still feel as though whatever difficult things will happen to me, I will still be "safe"---as in being taken care of by God, and cared for even in death---not necessarily protected from "bad things".
10 - Opportunities: I feel that life's choices are limitless, that much of what happens I create, and that the opportunities are endless.