You can be heard more easily under the noise than above it.
- I'll Take Manhattan, Sidney Sheldon

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Daily Gratitude Log 6

Gratitude Challenge: 
Give Thanks for Your Life 

For today's challenge, I have to write a gratitude note where I give thanks to everyone/everything responsible for my life today. 

Firstly, I would like to give thanks to my parents, without them I would not be in this world.  I am grateful for their guidance and for always being there for me.    Although my dad has passed away, I know that he is up there watching over me.  

I am grateful for the people who I have met in my life especially people whom I have worked with.  Some of these people have given me the opportunity to show my capability by trusting me which has built my self-confidence and to take on challenging tasks without fear. 

I am also grateful to discover yoga in my life  and  I would like to share below a poem by John Martin where he has put into words how yoga has put a difference into my life. 

"Yoga has become such an important part of my life
Something I can turn to, to help erase the everyday strife

Practising in a class, of all shapes and sizes
Listening to a teacher who encourages, never criticizes

Standing in Tadasana with hands at Namaste
Each class starts, and for a brief time we stay

The asanas always flow gently, one after the other
The class is like a family, with the teacher the mother

Lying on our back or standing on our feet
The postures allow us, our inner soul to meet

Stretching up to the sky, or bending down to the earth
Brings forth a feeling of both personal peace and self worth

By the end of the class, the muscles are stretched and the mind still
And each student, for another session at least, has had their fill

So thanks go out to all the many teachers, present and past
Who have made sure the beauty of yoga will forever last."

Yoga has helped me to become more mindful and to learn to let go and accept things that I cannot change besides reaping the health benefits from my yoga practice. 

3 Things I am Grateful for Today....

(i)   for a wonderful yoga class with props with Delphine who was away for the past  month. 
(ii)  for the sunny weather today for drying all my clothes as it was raining the whole day yesterday.
(iii) for free parking outside the studio, I managed to save MYR5 for not having to park inside the building. 

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