The upside to exceeding exhaustion and hitting delirium is that everything is much funnier. My imagination can grow wild and bouts of giggles are welcome. Is it just me or is there a wolf growing out of my deck in the picture above? A simple piece of bark cast down by a storm has transformed to a spirit animal.
And has anyone else noticed that it is July?! How did half a year disappear already? Tomorrow is the fourth which means with any luck I will be camping tonight and may even take tomorrow off. It's all up in the air as far as plans, yet the stubbornness of my jaw says I will be in nature tonight.
So what does all this randomness have to do with gratitude? In it's own weird way it inspires me.
I'm grateful to be in a good mood despite little sleep. I'm grateful to see the ways I can help renew my body and spirit to get more sleep soon. I'm grateful for my wild imagination. I'm grateful for the friends that know my truly child-like playful side and do not judge. I'm grateful to get to spend the majority of my day with my daughter and I'm grateful for the ways it renews my youthful eyes. I'm grateful for fresh perspectives on things I have seen a thousand times. And I'm grateful for time spent connecting with nature.
When was the last time you felt delirious, either from lack of sleep or from excitement? When was the last time you camped out in nature? When was the last time you let your imagination run free?
May today allow us to get in touch with our child-like awe and imagination. May we find the positive and the humorous in things that don't go as planned. Have a beautiful day and in case I don't write tomorrow, have a beautiful day then too!