I really have so much to be grateful for and am reminded of this especially today because some of us who are pagans/witches celebrate the bounty of Lughnasadh (pronounced “LOO-nə-sə;”.) In the Celtic Wheel of the Year today is known for celebrating the bounty of Summer before Autumn starts her dance on the wheel. It’s easy for me to be sad, it’s easy for me to be frustrated and it’s a lot easier for me and forget how to follow my “soul path” (a way of being that my good friend Lyn talks about.) Yet Lughnasadh fills me with a bounty of gratitude and beauty that I just can’t ignore.
I still suffer from horrible depression and I will never be grateful for having it and I don’t know anyone who does. But, sometimes I can sneak in between the darkness and light and am able to count my blessings. A temporary reprieve from depression.
Here are some of the blessings I’m thankful for:
My two cats, Bella and Sele who each day wake me with paws softly touching my face, basically to get me up to feed them, but I love when they do this.
A t.v. to watch the Olympics on (I know this may seem silly and trite to some, but I love watching the Olympics.)
I love the city I’m living in. When I found out I had to sell my house I could never have imagined moving to a city I’ve loved for years and being so happy.
Volunteering at the Ojai Raptor Center where I’m able to be up close to eagles, feed hawks and experience all the wonder and beauty of raptors.
My son, Alex who has really made the efforts to become close to me despite all the rockiness our relationship has taken in the past.
My friends who I’ve met through the blogging world who always know how to support me and fill me with hope and joy.
I have so many things to be grateful for really and today is a good day because I’m not socked with depression and am able to feel gratitude Tomorrow I may be depressed again, but today is all anyone has. Thanks to all of you who have been true friends and I hope that each of you may find something to be grateful for.
What is one thing you’re grateful for today?
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