Friday, September 11, 2009
Hot, Tired, & Wired
Just finished baking Caffeine, I mean Coffee cupcakes to take to work tomorrow with the new POMx iced coffee ... delish BTW and no, there's no Pomegranate in the coffee. Just the antioxidant part from the POM, so I guess it's kind of a healthy way to crack out :) I'm exhausted and hot, but wired from tasting a lil' too much frosting. Gotta get it just right ya know?
This weekend I'm heading to Palm Springs to R&R and see the parental units. I'll go with the tangent that just popped into my head and say I've been trying to wake up 15 minutes earlier than I need to so I can sit on the floor, get grounded, and meditate a bit before trudging headlong out into the crazy city I call home. Those days are better days ... I can tell you that. The mornings I rise and give thanks, and be quiet, and focus on one intention for the day (today it was compassion) ... those days are more graceful, calm, inspired, and present.
I begin by chanting OM 3 times to quiet my sleepy head and just breathe deeply for a few minutes. Then I express my gratitude and thoughts out loud to the universe or whoever is listening. And I always give thanks for the taken for granted, vital things that are sadly luxuries for so many in our world today.
I am grateful that never one day in my life have I gone without an abundance of food, clean water, shelter, general health,safety, a home free of war, and love.
What are you grateful for right now? What are you grateful for every single day that you get to experience life?
With the deepest gratitude for seemingly simple things that become extraordinary once you no longer have them. ~L~