Giving Thanks

I’m grateful for Alexa. She brings all of the world’s music into my house!

I say, ‘Alexa, make a radio station.’ And she replies sweetly, ‘For what artist?’ And then I pick any artist, and she makes a playlist of similar music. Just for me.

Today I said ‘The Flaming Lips.’ And she obliged with them, and other artists, like Beck, Radiohead, The Stone Roses…

After a while I became mesmerized by one of the songs. It was electronic. I had never heard it before. The same lyrics repeated over and over and over.

Don’t think about all those things you fear. Just be glad you’re here.’

And I thought to myself, I am so very glad I’m here.

This has certainly been an eventful year for me. But through it all, the stresses, the surgeries and the ongoing healing process, I manage to remain extremely glad to be here.

I’ve been doing a daily gratitude meditation for a few years now, so it was already a habit of mine. It was already an established practice that I could easily tap into when I really needed it. If it weren’t, things might’ve been much tougher.

Thanks to my meditation practice, sitting in silence and redirecting my thoughts to the present moment, to the simple and awesome power of my breath, my brain was already wired for gratitude.

Of course there were/are moments/hours, when I felt/feel miserable. Of course there were/are moments/hours when I felt/feel defeated. Of course there were/are moments/hours when I felt/feel completely scared shitless. Almost daily, in fact. But I turn my focus to gratitude. I’m alive. And I am so glad to be.

So I asked Alexa to repeat the song. And I took the opportunity to sit. And breathe. And meditate on the words.

Don’t think about all those things you fear. Just be glad you’re here.’

I am so glad to be here. I hope you’re glad to be here too. I hope you can tap into that feeling of gratitude. And I hope your thanks giving is wonderful.

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Ask your Alexa to play Hayling by FC/Kahuna.

Or listen to it here:

https://youtu.be/BUIzq-HcNPA

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Gratitude meditation

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