“Reflect upon your present blessings–of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
I wake later than usual this morning–a heavy waking that feels as if I am crawling through Jello. I surface from a dream in which we are busy packing and preparing to move back to Canada. As my mind begins to clear I think it is Friday.
A consequence of last evening’s busyness and lateness to bed. On top of that I’ve got an appointment this morning so I’m feeling rushed before the day even begins.
I ground myself, calm my mind, settle into gratitude for the simple blessing of sitting in bed sipping coffee. I read some scripture, wrangle a few words, and gently allow the day to take form.