I hope that by saying that, I am not tempting fate and inviting disaster. And I hope accepting this abundance is ok.
Last night I read about what daily life was like in 14th century England and India. Then I read about how the first transatlantic telegraph came about, cutting the speed of information from weeks down to minutes. When you ponder all the conveniences we have today, it’s mind-boggling really.
I feel like I “have it all.” I have a very supportive family. Mr. B is a true confidant and partner, and he works very hard to support our little family. Because of him, we can travel to cool places. We have savings. We have a lovely home. Because of him, I get to spend my days doing what I love – creating art, writing, reading, and taking care of the 3 of us. I get to experience being a mother, and to a wonderful little girl at that. I was born intelligent, curious, and creative. I get to be myself and create whatever experience I want. How lucky am I???
I do wonder if perhaps I had some past lives that weren’t so hot. Maybe I’m somehow owed this pleasurable experience? Or have I evolved to this point?
When my greatest struggle is how I’m going to take the cat to the vet AND be home to let the housekeeper in, well… you see my point! I am definitely busy, but it’s by choice and I can change my mind. Volunteering in the school and going to so many committee meetings is helping me to feel part of a community and to meet new people.
I was just this morning listening to the receptionist at the vet tell some story about her great-grandchildren in Kentucky. I honestly could care less and I really wanted to get on with my errands, but I think giving her a couple minutes of eye contact and smiles made her feel seen and heard, and maybe she doesn’t get that very often. I feel fortunate that I could do that for her as well.
It’s so easy to get bogged down in the mundane details… What do you feel fortunate about in your life?