I often get a little sad at this time of year. I think it’s from all the expectations stored in my body from when I was a kid. Especially the expectation that something with my name on it would appear under the tree to magically transport me to a different place, take away all my little girl sadness and make me the happiest person on the planet. Of course that never happened, but I have discovered other ways to cure the blues and they don’t come from outside of me. Except from all the amazing teachers that came before me. Here are some words from some of them.
“No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today.”
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
“Without looking out of the window, one can see the way of heaven.”
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
Thich Nhat Hanh