Tonight, I am grateful for Self-compassion, mirrors and reflections, taking care of myself in all the different ways, seeing me in all of you. This week I am happy to have reconnected with the ocean; salt, sun, and sand, to have created it, two fishing rods waiting in the garage, I am grateful for the Yellowtail Snapper on the line and in my belly. I am grateful to be reminded that getting shit done is not an issue, it is in the doing of nothing that my fear and resistance reside, gratefully getting back to what I committed myself to.

All Mine

Tonight, I am grateful to feel great about feeling exhausted; sun, salt water, sharks, and snorkeling, “fix-a-flat”, and foresight; nearly no light pollution, constellations, and spying my own shadow in the dark. I am grateful to recognize money growing on the trees & falling from the sky and oh how delicious it is; for all that I could ever want, need, or wish, I am grateful to be provided for.



Tonight I am grateful for transitions; moments leading to new moments, curiosity, surprise, discovery…delight; exploring new worlds, turning rocks to peak underneath; doggies named Donkey and real smiles; perfect pinners, pies con piña, and planty’s a plenty.

10/9/2019 This morning I am grateful for the attempt I made yesterday, it’s there, I’m not going to delete it, I am grateful to know that I tried. I am grateful for this lifestyle, created and uniquely mine, ours. I am grateful for adaptability, responsibility, presence. This morning I am grateful for a fair and even exchange. I am grateful for acknowledgement and the opportunity to be reflected by others. I am grateful to be a human, being. Grateful I am not alone on this trip. Thank you to everyone who has shown up with humility, authenticity, and support, for the awe I experience when considering the being-ness of “regular” people. I am grateful for you all!

Infinite Timelines

Tonight I am grateful for outlines compared to plans, for flexibility, fluidity, adaptability, AND for getting all the things done. I am grateful for the Texas heat, the laziness it imposes, and the humility demanded, that it not be lethal. I am grateful for bright, full moon nights, signs of far-off storms, and rocking-chairs; for recognizing the dream. I am grateful for a “new” truck, hard-steel and shiny chrome, soft, creamy vinyl bench seats, and enough room for a third, four-legged passenger.

I thought it might be fun to go back and share my gratitude from last year on this date too…

Oooh, glad I chose this date, I can remember writing this; sitting in a coffee shop in Roslindale, Massachusetts. It’s encouraging to be able to measure the distance traveled since then.

8/31/2019 Today I am grateful for the food stuck in my broken teeth, my sweat stained collar, and signs of wearing on my dump sneakers, grateful this persistent pain in my shoulder, the repetitive samsaric dreams of my waking life. I am grateful to recognize these dream manifestations as yet unresolved karma, the fundamental wisdom contained therein. I am grateful the disappearing of a migraine headache into the spontaneous and improvisational space of pure presence and non-dual awareness. I am gratefully expanding the periphery of my field of vision, allowing relaxation, easing focus. I gratefully witness other-dimensionality, reflections on reflections, under-layer over perfect over-layer between the fore-grounds. I am grateful to explore my own darkness discovering the contours, reaching into depth, sublimating the matrices and sharing what I am finding in the light of day.


Tonight I am grateful to slide in just under the wire, to push it to the edge, to know that I shouldn’t get cocky, to go there and to recognize my ego hiding out, trying not to show it’s face. I am grateful to witness, to gain awareness of my opening heart and to give my head a rest awhile. I am grateful to put my money where my mouth is, quit thinking so hard about what to write and to just write something so I can get back to enjoying my company.

Unimpressive &, Ok

Tonight I am grateful for tacos and kisses ;). I am grateful for the do not disturb settings on my phone, deleting apps, and gaining back some of my stolen time and attention. I am grateful for sleeping til whenever the F I feel like it and doing my gratitude when I feel like it too; long as it gets done, yuh! I am grateful for time and space catalyzing balance, for polarity restored and magnetism once again present.

Photo-Hamza Bounaim