Saturday’s Grateful and not so Grateful List. 

Today I am grateful for my busy busy week. 

Today I am grateful last Sunday I did a small river loop on my bike with David. 

Today I am grateful for doing The Happiness Program through an organization called The Art of Living last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I learnt a lot about meditation, breathing and other strategies that contribute to happiness. It was a wonderful program that I would recommend highly to others. 

Today I am grateful for doing Pilates on Monday and having very sore muscles the next day. 

Today I am grateful for attending the launch of the 150 year celebration of the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Today I am grateful for going to Ladies in Black at the Playhouse on Wednesday. If you get a chance to attend the season go – it is wonderful. 

Today I am grateful for doing yoga yesterday. Well I am sort of grateful. I have a lot of trouble sitting on the floor these days and I used to be able to do yoga quite well. Yesterday I couldn’t do many of the poses and it did my head in. I cried a lot. It reminded me how much I broke myself 18 months ago. It reminded me I am different now. It reminded me that I probably will never go back to the way I was. It totally sucked and so I cried. I cried for what I have lost and I cried for being different. I am ok now and hopefully it was good to get it out of my system. It caught me totally by surprise which also sucks. Anyway I am better today.

“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.”

~ Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor

Today I am grateful for doing my first park run this morning. I registered 12 months ago. I am exhausted but in a good way. 

Until next time

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One Response to Saturday’s Grateful and not so Grateful List. 

  1. Remember Me says:

    The honesty of your blog is infectious:’attachment’ is a problem we all have to deal with and I find Buddhist teaching along with meditation helps me to deal with mine. I don’t know about sore I’m exhausted from reading your exploits in the last week Jen..

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