I Am Grateful

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I have been feeling grateful for so many things.

I am grateful that I will soon be at Amma’s ashram in India.

I am grateful for the many people that make that annual trip possible.

  • Vince, the co-therapist, who has supported me in taking this important journey each year since 1990.
  • Marla, Kat, Rick, Lee, Dave and Jovanna, who supported me in the same way when they were co-therapists  in one of my groups.
  • Twenty-seven years of clients who have seen my trip as modeling self-care and following my passion.
  • My friend Ramana who takes care of my house while I am gone.

I am grateful that I will soon be with my children, Sreejit and Chaitanya, and my son-in-law Akshay.

I am grateful that I will be at the ashram when Amma comes back from her European and U.S. tour.

I am grateful that I will soon be with my ashram friends.

I am grateful for my spiritual community, friends and neighbors in Seattle.

I am grateful that my ex-husband, Al, and I have become friends again.

I am grateful that I have reconnected with members of my family of origin.

I am grateful that I have reconnected with friends from my past.

I am grateful that I have Amma to love, inspire and guide me.

I am grateful that my children have grown up to be talented, wise adults who are loved by many.

I am grateful for my psychotherapy clients commitment to their healing.

I am grateful that I have developed a passion for photography.

I am grateful that I have developed a passion for nature, and for taking care of nature.

I am grateful for WordPress and for the WordPress blogging community. Through them I have learned so much.

I am grateful for the opportunity to share  my experiences through my blog.

I am grateful for the people who read my blog.

I am grateful for the worms in my worm bins who make the fertilizer for my garden and who give me so much pleasure.

I am grateful for my Seattle home.

I am grateful for the work I have been doing in the Greenbelt and how it has shown me the strength of trees will to live.

I am grateful for all the lessons I receive as part of my life journey.

I am grateful that I have so many things to be grateful for that I can’t possibly list them all.

Life is good.

 

 

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10 thoughts on “I Am Grateful

    1. I love that we are renewing our past friendship and I have loved helping you on your blog. I imagine I will miss my worms a whole lot more than they miss me. I took the indoor worm bin to the friend that introduced me to the “Worm Factory.” She will take good care of them and Ramana will be overseeing the needs of the ones that live in the outdoor bin!

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  1. Karuna, thank you for modeling ” retirement” for me…..or as I’ve begun saying …my next chapter. Safe travel and may your visit bring all you hope for in the days ahead. ❤️🐰

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    1. Thanks Joan. I feel like I’m modeling retirement to myself too! I don’t officially retire until May 31, 2017 but my practice is so small now that it feels as if I am being given the opportunity to transition in an easy way.

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  2. Lovely post, Karuna. I am grateful for WordPress, allowing me to write and respond to prompts on Sreejit’s blog and that eventually fate gave me the opportunity to meet you; I am grateful for all that I have learned from you, especially for having met Amma through you; I am grateful for our friendship that must have started many lifetimes ago.

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