Dancing around the world

1. Today I am thankful for a guy named Matt. I do not know him personally, but his video, Where The Hell is Matt?is an inspiration. Beautiful people of every ethnicity, race, color … all over the world … dance together with Matt. Every time I watch this I am overwhelmed with joy and tears of gratitude. God created everyone beautiful. Dance and celebrate!

2. Our family dentist. Every time he inspects our teeth he says, “Your teeth are gorgeous !” (Gorwjus: my translation of his Boston accent). My kids love it, and so do I. Today, when he walked in the room, I waited expectantly and he did not let me down. So, ya’ll, today my teeth are Gorwjus!

3. Walking. I took some time to notice as I walked. To be present. To be thankful.

“Not everyone is able to walk, but most people can, which makes walking one of the most easily available spiritual practices of all. All it takes is the decision to walk with some awareness, both of who you are and what you are doing. Where you are going is not important, however counterintuitive that may seem. To detach the walking from the destination is in fact one of the best ways to recognize the altars you are passing right by all the time. Most of us spend so much time thinking about where we have been or where we are supposed to be going that we have a hard time recognizing where we actually are. When someone asks us where we want to be in our lives, the last thing that occurs to us is to look down at our feet and say, “Here, I guess, since this is where I am.” (Taylor, 2009)

What are you thankful for today?

Taylor, Barbara Brown. (2009). An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. 56.

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2 thoughts on “Dancing around the world

  1. I have not forgotton to be grateful each day, but I haven’t gotten to the postings each day…
    Significant things for my week: I am grateful for electricity. One slightly rainy Saturday the power went off and on, off and on, off and on. Seems like everything I needed to do on Saturday revolved around something that used electricity.
    I am grateful to be mostly pain-free. I had a muscle cramp in my foot that lasted 3 or 4 hours, and felt like standing on a hot coal. It felt soooo good when it stopped.
    I am grateful for the online friendships and communities in which I am a participant. Since I don’t have an “office” to visit each day, the computer keeps me from feeling isolated.

  2. Oh, by the way, I *love* “Where the hell is Matt.” I’ve watched it for years, and never tire of seeing it!

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