Today I took note of the fact that I am starting to slow down a bit, to linger on the good moments and to allow a breath or two to pass before moving forward. For me, this is a new practice. When something great comes along, or when something goes right, I often let it glide by, taking for granted the good stuff, and then take a breath and stew when something goes wrong. With my gratitude goggles on, I notice, and take a minute to appreciate, a lot of little little things that deserve a spot on a gratitude list. So, here goes: Day Seven, a list of the little greatnesses.
1. Edem got up and dressed and then fed himself before I even realized that he was awake.
2. There was little traffic on the way to work, and I seemed to get only green lights.
3. My students surprised me by organizing themselves and getting started right away with morning routines.
4. One of my students, who has been really struggling, gave me a hug today and thanked me for the extra time that I give to her. "I know I am getting smarter, "she said, "And soon you can give your time to someone else!"
5. I had two wonderful opportunities/possibilities come my way. (To be shared soon!)
6. I saw a truly stunning lotus opening in a garden.
7. I am working on a committee with a woman whose insights taught me a few great things about design and sourcing.
8.Just as I turned the car on, a song I love started on the radio.
9. I had alone time in the car on the way home from work.
10. Edem squeeled with delight and ran to hug me when I walked through the door. Yeah for feeling loved!
Erin Michelle Threlfall
Theatre Artist, Activist, and Educator, Erin is the mother of a budding genius in his 7th year of study. Erin and her little man, Edem, have a plan to investigate world theatre and influence education one continent at a time. Ghana, South Korea, Togo and Bali have been checked off the list of places to live; these days they call Brooklyn home.