Yesterday I caught myself saying "I don't know" and feeling in a funk again. But that is not the truth. I do know and I believe we always know, at least on some level. The truth is there are signs all around me they just aren't always the ones I WANT to see. And so sometimes I ignore them. I ignore them until I find myself in a funk because I'm not doing what I need to do and I'm ignoring the ways to get me back balanced. These signs show up in my dreams; stressed that I haven't fully released from my waking hours. For me this includes television. I get very drawn into what happens to the people in the shows or movies I watch and so it is generally my practice to just not watch. But lately I have been watching and those things I see mix with my own stresses from the day making me toss and turn. The aches in my legs at night, another sign. I have not been getting the exercise my body is used to and obviously craving. I have stepped away from balance again. So today I'm grateful for all these signs. I'm grateful to finally listen to what my body is telling me. I'm grateful for all the ways my body provides me the ability to do what I want to do and so today I return the favor. Today I will give it the exercise it is wanting. I will drink more water. I will unwind with my book that has just been sitting on my nightstand and during the day I will work hard to move toward the goals I have set for myself without letting tempting distractions get in my way. I'm grateful for my goals. I'm grateful for the signs that keep me on track. I'm grateful to honor my body in return for all it does for me. What signs have been showing up for you? How is your energy level? How have you been sleeping and feeling? Which signs do you recognize and which ones do you try to ignore? May your day be blessed with many signs. May you choose to follow the ones that are best for you.
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.