I’m a member of this Facebook group where some friends and acquaintances share gratitude lists. It ebbs and flows, with people dropping in when they feel like expressing what they love about their current moments. This week I’ve been deliberately focusing on gratitude, so I posted on the group every day. I want to share today’s post with you:
“Today was a long poem of gratitude, rest, and just BEing. I love sleeping in. I love rising slowly, and my lover making me breakfast. I love meditating, and writing in my journal. I am thankful for my home and I love keeping it tidy and pretty. I love my cats hanging around, purring, preening, sleeping, the usual cat things – and sharing their intense beauty with me. I love reading. I love taking a nap, just because my eyes got sleepy. I love the breeze flowing in my window. I love making salsa to share with my family, and making it together is fun, the laughter and kitchen ballet. I love having my kids and their loves around. I love that I worked on my book because it felt like the most fun thing to do before dinner. I love eating together and telling stories with my family. I love that we adopt people into the fold so seamlessly, and that my kids’ companions feel comfortable and cared for here. I love that BlackLion offered to go out so I could still stay in my PJs – I love staying in them all day without meaning to. I love this restful day.”
That’s just what I needed after a very busy week. I’m still making steady progress on the Heart of the Goddess book. My word count is now 74,296 on the way to a target of 120K. Getting there! I don’t know if I’ll finish by my self-imposed deadline or not, but luckily since I’m creating the deadline, I can move it as needed. Well, within reason. I do want this book to launch in early November.
We have nearly all the material we need for our Divine Feminine e-book collaboration. We have 14 amazing contributors, and I cannot wait to share this material with the world! It’s really fantastic. And we’re making all kinds of wonderful connections with people around it, already. I’m so excited! We also make our 4th video for another collaboration we’re part of – and discovered that even though we were very late submitting the video, it’s okay because they’ve had a delay in the launch. We’ve got some time to make our 5th video when we get to it. We had a little extra fun with this video, as you can see in the picture – that’s BlackLion about to interview my daughter ElvenTiger.
I’ve been walking and swimming a lot, still. The weather is just gorgeous. Summer in Maine – there’s nothing like it. I know I’m really blessed to live in a place that is considered a vacation destination for so many people. I’m very thankful.
I guess that’s all for now. I wish you a fun and creative week, and I hope you enjoy the final weeks of summer!