I’ve been working on embracing that “attitude of gratitude.” Really, I have. And part of me truly views my life through that lens and is grateful–for opportunities with work, for meaningful relationships, for new creative endeavors. Such richness. And still…I’m feeling quite swirly. I’m a sea inside of stress. I’m a runaway train of thought. I’m a dark and twisty shadow.
I’m trying to honor these swirly parts of myself. I’m trying to embrace that they are my truth, at least for right now. I’m trying to hold them, gently, reassuring them that “all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” And while I’m allowing the sea to rage and the train to run its course, I’m still working to embrace gratitude. To see the happiness and love that also surrounds me. To hold the juxtaposition of my multiple truths.