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Small, Yet Remarkable

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Practicing Gratitude is not just recognizing the ‘big’ things in life, such as a great job, a home, or fulfilling relationships.  Instead, I find that looking for small, yet remarkably large points of gratitude humbles me into a deeper practice of appreciation.

I was thinking about the women around this world who are as physically tired as I am.  Aching joints and sore muscles with long days of hard work that tire their bodies as much as my body tires. As I soaked in the sweet-smelling bubbles I realized that not only do I have a giant soaking tub, I have hot water to fill it.  What a simple, yet profound luxury that I have at my fingertips each day.  How many women across this planet have never slipped into a hot bath?  How many women whose aches and pains are never relieved by hot water much less epsom salts and lavender bubbles.

This morning I was not unconsciously washing my body and warming my muscles.  I was taking in the glory of just how fortunate I am not just for the home that my tub is in, but for the availability of hot water.  I imagined women all over the world who work tirelessly and have no relief.  I marveled at just how abundant my life is.

What can you be grateful for today?

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Author: embracingspirit

I am a yogi, mom, advocate, optimist, dog walker, and lover of trees. While I am raising a girl with autism and two typical boys, I am on a journey of self-discovery. I share Yoga with people living with traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities.

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