Day 5

this site, Rooted Mystic, actually started off (just recently) as An Experiment in Gratitude.

those of you playing along at home may remember that, years and years ago now, i had a site called (wait for it)… An Experiment in Gratitude.

**cue record scratch**

yeah, so let’s back up…

lots of years ago (meaning i really don’t know how many… more than 8, less than 15) i started a website about experiments with gratitude that i wanted to run, for and on myself. it kind of grew and morphed over (a short-ish) time, and i was talking about more than just that… but that was the original intent.

then here recently, with all this heart-work that i keep talking about, i realized that i wanted to get pretty serious about feeling and being thankful again. i wanted to bring gratitude back into my life. but i didn’t want to do the typical gratitude journal. been there / done that so many times, it felt dry and lifeless.

but..

what if i could have a blog where i documented my journey with it.. and what if anyone who wanted to play along could do so, right in the comments with me?

well… i figured that might be kind of fun!

so here we are **looks around, quite pleased with self**

the next thing i’m considering is whether i might create some kind of reminder system for those who would want to play along. for me, i think i’ll set up a reminder on my phone (psst - my Patreon supporters just received a printable and more for June, and i describe how i use the reminders on my phone to help change my mindset and habits. SUPER helpful), but i am wondering whether it might make sense to set up a tiny little newsletter or… i dunno… something.. in case anyone else here would be interested in that.

maybe i’ll just wait and see if anyone comments here or on my Facebook page, requesting something along those lines…

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and now for gratitude…

i’m grateful for this hour of quiet, of time alone

i’m grateful that R got home safe & sound

i’m grateful for working out a way to get a new iMac, in anticipation of this one finally giving up the ghost (it’s been a trooper for years!)

i’m grateful that there’s pizza on the way :-)

i’m grateful for a loooooong nap today

i’m grateful for the library (i really wanted to say books but i know i’ve already said that at least once recently ;-))

i’m just really grateful for the silence in this moment. i swear, silence is more nourishing than any food or drink. i should probably make a point to remember that.