My brain! In the past few months, my curiosity level has gone way up. I’m leaning photoshop. I’m training myself in Digital Performer so I can record the songs I’m writing in a more effective and professional way. And I’ve just begun the 500-hour yoga teacher training program—which means, among other things, that I’m launching into anatomy studies, in a much deeper way. I figured out how to fix a cupboard door that was hanging crooked. I learned a new quilting technique. Everywhere I look, there’s something new to know, and this thrills me. The more I learn, the more excited I am about life and the continual mystery that surrounds us.
And all this, because I am gifted with a functioning brain. Where would we be without this beautiful, mysterious organ to work its magic, to spark the curiosity, to help us find information, see it, hear it, take it in cognitively, access it, use it, remember it? What a miracle it is, sitting here in our very own heads. It’s helping me move my fingers right now, as I write this all down for you.
Take a moment now, and become aware of what’s possible today in your life, right now, because you have a brain. Then use it to think of something you can do for someone else. And do it in a way that they can never thank you. (Ideas: put quarters in someone’s expired parking meter, pick up trash in a park…it’s kind of a fun challenge to add the part where “they can never thank you.” Try it. Let me know what you did…)
P. S. I want to acknowledge the source of the inspiration to post 365 days of gratitude. It came from a website called 365grateful.com. Check it out. So amazing.