Today I am so grateful ...
For my Christmas cactus that won't stop blooming. I had another picture to share, but evidently I didn't save it where I thought I had and, honestly, it could be anywhere. I just don't feel inclined to look for it. I'm willing to bet that you don't mind.
For cutting myself some slack. I don't need to have a photo with every post. Sometimes I let the fact that I don't have a shot to share keep me from posting. Giving up Morning Pages for awhile has revealed where my other compulsions lie ... those things I make myself do every day that, in the long run, don't matter as much as I thought they did. I'm learning to be more flexible, less regimented. With myself. With others. With life.
Beth's post about The Hundredth Monkey Effect. The idea of moving toward a critical number of relationships as opposed to a critical number of sales through my business really resonates with me. I'm not just talking about "Likes" on the Fan Page, Hearts in the Etsy shop, Google Followers, etc. It's about recognizing each visitor here, each buyer, each student as, well, a friend ... as a fellow traveler on the journey. Maybe there is something here that you find of value. Maybe I'll never know what that is. What I do know is that I'm committed to sacred commerce and I know that what that looks like may be ever-evolving.
What are YOU holding in gratitude and appreciation today?