Today I Am grateful for a wonderful day in stark contrast to yesterday’s “lazy Saturday” – more like a “pleasantly overloaded Sunday.”
I Am also grateful for being invited to participate in the boys’ religious school programs celebrating Sukkot today – and while it was too soggy outside to decorate the sukkah, we still had fun learning songs, enjoying ice cream (which the Rabbi said was an ancient Jewish custom – or at least should have been), and building an etrog box.
I Am grateful as well for watching David play his soccer game today, as his team is beginning to understand the techniques of teamwork and all played a great game. I was proud of one particular save he made while playing goalie, block-kicking it out of the box!
I Am grateful further for a rare family gathering with my sisters, cousins and extended cousins – and my Uncle Gene, who came up from Alabama. It was great to bond again with his cousins, whom I have been getting to know more in my adult years, my cousin Linnea – whom I didn’t know until I was an adult, and especially my cousin Brittany, who was born when I was an adult, and whom last I saw was in my arms at the age of two months… and is now married with two kids of her own. I am especially grateful for my cousins Allyson and Laura, who took reins in order to help make this event happen. And I Am grateful the my kids are getting to know their extended family at their ages… and hopefully will continue to grow up with an ever-deepening bond.
Finally I Am grateful for living a day well spent, and ending the day feeling spent. I have some extended sleep to catch up on after staying up too late for the past few days, so…
“Goooooood niiiight a-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding-ding!”
I Am grateful for NOW, the only moment there is, metaphysically speaking, knowing everything I could possibly want is in existence NOW and is in my grasp NOW. In respect to this physical plane in which we use “clock time” to measure the Eternal Now, I Am looking forward to an amazing tomorrow, filled with love and joy, prosperity and abundance, creation and completion, new possibilities and new realities. I anticipate ending the day in complete satisfaction, knowing that only good comes to me, always. It is going to be the best day of my life, and I Am grateful for tomorrow today!
And So It Is.