It strikes an even greater chord with me after a trip to Africa about five years ago. Now anytime I hear that song I am back in Yamaronsa with these adorable faces in my mind.
The song also reminds me to stop during this busy season and truly feel gratitude for what we have.
This morning I had a client cancel and I’d just settled in with a second cup of coffee to work from home and crank out some project work that I’d been putting off.
Then the power went off.
No biggie, I’ll just head to the library to work.
Oooh, it’s dark in my closet, not sure what I’m grabbing to wear.
Need to just print this document first so I can work on it for my afternoon meeting…oooh, forgot, I can’t print…..might was well head out….oops, need to open the garage door manually to get outta here.
I certainly take electricity for granted.
Reading The Magic (see info below – and feel free to join in anytime) has kept gratitude at the forefront of my mind and has challenged me to work that muscle in even deeper ways.
Today’s power outage was another little sign to stop and be grateful. I certainly haven’t given much though to the gift of electricity lately, until I didn’t have it. I definitely take it for granted.
To be honest, I haven’t felt as much in the holiday spirit as usual, but this simple reframe can really shift things.
What do you take for granted? Take a breath and take a moment to be grateful.