"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." ~ Denis Waitley
Today, February 18, 2014, I am grate*full
1. For the quietness in the office this week as we have no students. I love our students. (CFA really has a good group of kids.) However, it is also possible to enjoy the students and enjoy the time they are not here. The quiet, plus the work I am doing on a Creative Dream e-course, is connecting me with my inner vein of gold...that place inside me that says, "Yes!" and jumps for joy. When I first connected with it, the power of it scared me...I grew up with two bipolar aunts and my mom used to describe my one aunt's manic phases as "revving." The first time I connected with it was about ten years ago, and it felt like revving. Now I think of it more as that first time being a huge power surge and subsequent connections being more like a flow of electricity.
2. That my office phone is now working again. Who knew that all I would have to do would be disconnect it and reconnect it? Technology sometimes. It makes me laugh.
3. That I appear to be embarking on a journey toward transforming my relationship with money. Whereas up to now in my life it has been a big scary monster like the dragon that Maleficent turns into in Disney's Sleeping Beauty or the snake that Jafar turns into in Disney's Aladdin, I'm working on transforming it into a cuddly monster like Cookie Monster or Telly from Sesame Street (Or maybe Bip Bippadotta, the Muppet who sings Mahna Mahna?). Money worries have a tendency to turn me into a five-year-old who's afraid of the dark, so the children's movie/TV show character references are apropos, I think.
4. That I seem to be recovering from my cold. I feel more like myself today than I have in days. Of course, it's not even 9 AM yet. It's still early LOL.
5. That the snow that was predicted for today seems to be under original projections. Roads were not bad coming to work and it doesn't look bad now.