In yoga, we practice SANTOSA, which means contentment. According to B.K.S. Iyengar, "Contentment has to be cultivated. A mind that is not content, cannot concentrate." The yogi feels the lack of nothing (does not want) and so he/she feels naturally content. Contentment gives bliss.Fifteen years ago, my husband dragged me across the country kicking and screaming so he could continue his education at Arizona State University. I am forever grateful to him for his foresight. Since that time, life has been a giant roller coaster ride of adventure, with every curve just as exciting as the last. It's easy to be grateful for the big, life-altering events. The real challenge is finding gratitude in the mundane tasks of day to day life.
Today I am grateful for:
- After two weeks of sleeping in, I am grateful for an easy start to the day. Both kids arose without complaint and with positive attitudes about returning to school.
- I am grateful to have been up early today to witness the beautiful sunrise.
- I am excited and grateful that school is delayed by two hours tomorrow due to cold temperatures. I was beginning to feel left out by the excitement of the Blizzard of 2014 that my friends in the North are experiencing...plus I get one more day to sleep in!
- I am grateful that my youngest son didn't whine about going to baseball practice tonight and I'm grateful that this is the last month of agility training until the season starts.
- I am grateful to my husband for agreeing to pick said child up from baseball practice so I didn't have to go back out tonight.