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:
- I am grateful that it was warm enough today to take puppy for a walk. He is grateful too!
- I am grateful Lowes still had plenty of the clearance tile I wanted in stock.
- I am grateful I had enough strength to face my fear--the scale. I did gain a couple of pounds last month, but I held myself accountable and for that I'm proud. Now I just need to have the strength to stay away from macadamia chocolate chip cookies!
- School not being delayed today so I could make it to yoga.
- Thankful I got online and read reviews for the tile I was about to buy. Will be looking for different tile now!