Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Days 24-25: XY

I have to say I'm grateful that this journey is coming to an end. While it has been an eye-opening experience, it's been tiring thinking up creative things to be grateful for each day that I'm actually grateful for! And, Lindsey, these tough letters have made it tough to do something different than you!

Lindsey had a great idea for "X": XO -- kisses and hugs. I thought that was really cute, and certainly something we are all thankful for. However, I challenged myself to find something else I was grateful for that began with "X."

Mac OS X!

This has truly changed my world! This is the operating system that stole me away from Windows, perhaps forever. It's intuitive and fun, and it works! Imagine that. It doesn't crash, it doesn't freeze, it doesn't give up on me. Mac + X = true love.

"Y" was easier than I thought it would be; I actually found a couple things I could use, but I chose the one that means the most to me right now: Yoga.

Wouldn't it be great to be able to do this asana? This is years and years of committed Yoga practice right here. This is what I strive for. Look at her: flexible, strong, confident, centered, toned. After ballet and dance, Yoga has been so good for me. It helps me maintain my flexibility and balance while building my strength. Plus, there is such an enlightening spiritual element to it as well. It is the one proven means I have found to relieve my stress and calm my mind, and for that I am thankful.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and the last of these posts! I hope you have enjoyed this November meme, and I noticed quite a few of you posting our own gratitude lists.

I wish you all, and your families, a happy, peaceful, blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with your families and loved ones.


Unknown said...

I loved your themes for the month! Great job. I would have struggled big time.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Anna said...

i admire your honesty in all of your posts!! you have such a sincere blog, i love it.

have a BEAUTIFUL thanksgiving, in every single way.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

If I take up yoga, will I get a bod like that? Ah ha. Happy Thanksgiving!