This past week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster. From being so far from family and friends, to figuring out how and where I fit into my new life here....I guess you could say that I've been contemplative about many many things as of late.
Tonight I wet to see Eat Pray Love, a movie I had been dying to see. Truth be told, I didn't like the book very much. In fact I never finished it because half way through Elizabeth's trip to India I just about wanted to scream at her saying "Get over yourself already!" but something made me want to see the movie, maybe it was the exotic scenery, maybe it was Julia Roberts... I don't know.
Anyhow, for what ever the reasons that I wanted to see it, I'm glad I did because it was exactly what I needed, a good movie that really digs deep at the timeless old theme of understanding ourselves and being true to ourselves....hmmmmm...something that I am trying to figure out right now. Funny how art imitates life sometimes. I think I may need to pick up this book again and revisit it.
And so after today and some time to myself to think about what is really important to me I have come up with a gratitude list, one of the best ways I think to help myself refocus and get back to me. So here it is.....
I am thankful for...love in all it's forms-relationships between friends, partners, children, parents, siblings...the opportunity that I had to hold a little bitty baby today and to see and feel the love that his mama has for him...to know that my family (near and far) is safe and sound and healthy...to have food and shelter and more than I need in terms of belongings...to see the beautiful season of Autumn unfold here in the Yukon-a sight to be seen...for time spent with my little family, doing simple things together.
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend dear friends. Live each moment authentically dear friends. Good night.
ps. a photo that I took while out on an amazing country drive yesterday with Winslow and Noah.