“It is likely that you have shelter, a place to sleep, and food to eat. … These are indications of extraordinary good fortune. Those who find themselves in such favorable circumstances are only a fraction of the world’s people. Recognizing these facts and contemplating their significance is a good way to start the day, helping to erase cynicism and bringing a freshness to each new day. No matter how sore, tired, or unwell you feel, what incredible good fortune that you have the tools to improve your condition and your life.” (from Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living, by Donna Farhi)
Sorry I’ve been absent here for this last little bit — I just returned from an action-packed, fast-paced, fun trip to Alaska and I have a lot of catching up to do, both on life obligations and on sleep! I have a couple more training blogs in the works, as well as a full report on the Alaska trip, but I won’t get these done until later next week at the earliest. Until then, enjoy your weekend and remember to be grateful for all that you have instead of focusing on what you don’t have…it’s always good to be reminded of this, even when we “know” it already.