“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.” -Ann Voskamp
Looking back at last week, I can see so many things to be grateful for, even if I might have missed being grateful for them in the moment. To take this pause to reflect on my gratitude is like taking a deep big breath.
Right now, I am grateful for...
:: that moment captured on my camera before I stepped into the woods this weekend for some soul medicine - studying herbal medicine, sleeping under the stars and unplugging. Sure it rained quite a bit, there was a tent leak or two and looking for ticks is a full time occupation in these New England woods, but I went in so grateful to be there, and that gratitude never left me, even amidst some small trials. I think there might be a soul lesson in that.
:: my tea brew of the week: nettles, marshmallow leaf and red raspberry leaf with a little almond milk and raw honey.
:: a new friend making me a dream catcher out of grape vines, feathers, shells and twine. Its beautiful and my pregnancy dreams have been so vivid and amazing.
:: elderberry cheese cake and tulsi ice cream - when a group of herbalists get together, dessert is always delicious and medicinal.
:: finally, finishing one of my sweetheart's socks and starting the second. This man has big feet and after binding off the first time, I had to rip back because I did it too tight and it wouldn't fit over his foot. I redid it and it fits great and I am now cruising on the second. I use the toe up method with magic loop and its my favorite. I have tried everything else - dpns, two-at-a-time, one sock with two circulars - and for me, this method is best.
:: seeing the baby kick - this weekend I saw my first kick from the outside. It was amazing. It brought tears to my eyes.
:: feeling my first twinge of excitement for Fall. I know, I know. I am getting a little ahead of things. Mother earth has her rhythms and we don't want to rush them. I am still very much savoring summer. But I do get a little dreamy about the Autumn. I just love that time of year.
:: cat and cow pose in yoga - this pose has taken on new sensations for me as I grow in the pregnancy and it feel so good - it completely opens the spine and lets gravity align the low back, sacrum and si joints back into place. Aaaahhhh.
With the new moon in just a few days, I hope you find the space and time to move freely with the waning energy. Here's to our blessings big and small in the moons to come.
I count my blessings with Taryn of Wooly Moss Roots, whose gratitude is contagious.