Another Boxing Day, the stores are packed with bargain hunters, and I can't imagine anywhere I'd less enjoy being . . . Best Buy will just have to get through another BD without this Snake . . . So, I'm right here listening to an internet bluegrass station as I write this post . . . I'll get the urge to listen to some bluegrass maybe twice a year, and today is one of those . . .
I always tend to become somewhat reflective as we move into the last week of the year . . . No doubt that's very common for people to do . . . The one thing that I feel is a deep sense of gratitude to have the life I have . . . Not that 2010 has been without challenges, but everything has played out as it should, and life is beautiful baby! It's a mindset that we can all develop, but sadly, many don't . . .
Gratitude is the mother of all emotions . . . When we're sincerely, consciously grateful, everything else is enriched and things just flow a lot more easily . . . There is so much to be grateful for . . . Unfortunately, so many people simply take those things for granted and tend to fixate on what isn't working out in their lives . . . It all comes down to perspective . . . What is our world view? What is our personal reality?
One of the things I'm grateful for is having the opportunity to maintain this blog . . . In many countries, I couldn't do this . . . Our freedom should never be taken for granted, because it can slip away right under our noses, something like the death of the thousand cuts . . . It amazes me sometimes that this technology exists, which allows me and others to speak literally to the world . . . And I'm so grateful to be able to read the blogs created by some very talented people . . .
When I started this thing in April '09, I had no idea how it would unfold or how many hits it would get . . . All I knew was that it would have a focus on a particular, crucial aspect of my life and being . . . I wouldn't talk about politics, I'd leave out the X-rated parts of my life, and so on . . . I put that stuff in my other blogs . . . I know, you think I'm kidding . . . Or do you?
It's been a terrific year, and I wouldn't change a thing . . . I'm looking forward to a great 2011 and traveling further down this path . . . Yes, there will be some ups and downs here and there, but I'll embrace it all and try to learn more lessons from whatever the Universe throws in my path . . . Everything and everyone is a teacher . . . The Universe speaks to us all in a myriad of ways, but not everyone is listening . . .
Oh, and by the way, I REALLY need a massage! Time to call Matt and set that up . . . If anyone wants the name of a terrific masseur, I have one for you!!
Life is beautiful baby!!
Peace and love . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!