Aside from a voice that didn’t shatter glass beautiful singing voice and maybe an extra few inches of height, there are few things I wish I were born with. One of them is a better sense of organization. It’s not so much that I’m scatterbrained, rather, my brain never wants to seem to slow down. Thoughts and ideas rush in at full speed and things can get cramped pretty quickly. In those moments, it’s easy for something to get forgotten or overlooked. Thankfully, sometime long, long ago in a land of overwhelming things that needed doing, I discovered the calming effects of visualizing all that needed to get done, making a to-do list, and the victorious thrill of crossing things off of it. Admittedly, for all the yoga I’ve done in the past 6 years and all the books on meditation I’ve read, I’ve experienced no greater sense of relief and peace than the feeling I’ve gotten from sending a final inky slash through the last item on a list of things that had once been burdensome.
Today, I kicked my to-do list’s butt and for THAT, I am thankful.
What are YOU thankful for?
This post is part of a project called 30 Days of Thanks, a daily reflection on gratitude spanning the month of November. For all the posts, click here.