Gratitude List 11-1-24
Unexpectedly, my day took me to Thames Ditton. I went via Waterloo. The train scraped along. The railway felt lodged in time. Layer upon layer of journeying. For Agatha Christie Adventures. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
It was good to come out of London. The air felt clean. A black and white cat crossed the road safely. I asked a passerby if there was a taxi rank at Thames Ditton? His answer was a face of utter incredibility. For the energy and spirit of different places: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
I arrived very late to my appointment. The sat nav told me that it was a journey of1hour. I took 2 hours. Thankfully I was still received with kindness. For dispensation: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
This invitation, to a birthday celebration was an event in honour of a work colleague who has become a friend. I very much value her for her steadiness, kindness and rootedness. I have not ever known her to be late! Nor to break her word. For friends who are steadfast. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
At this event I met another person who I liked very much. For connection and for stories: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
I went to the bank of the Thames. It was much swollen and reminded me of The Phillip Pullman Book: The Secret Commonwealth. I dearly love the energy of The Thames. Then Swans bought a synchronicity and magic to the day. We spoke of them inside, and at the moment we went outside, two appeared, as if summoned. For the Grace of Swans: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Ouch, this was a day of cold that ached through to the bones. I was glad to return home. Flo also requested the most minimal of walks. Just once around the block: And that quickly. For shelter, safely and for warmth, my most sincere, humble gratitude. I wish that this most sacred of root chakra requirements be extended to everyone on Earth. For the recognition of the divine and care of each person: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
At this moment there is some space and quietness in my days. Once upon a time this would have terrified me. Now I am grateful. I know that I will fill it with work. For space within which to write: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Slowly, almost imperceptibly, the days are becoming lighter. This fact fills me with gladness: For a return to the light: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
For the weaving of the day, with all of the riches that were contained therein. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.