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Full Moon Yoga Gratitude

After already feeling gratitude for my Full Moon Yoga class last night, I was extra pleased to come outside and see the moon between the clouds. We had tapped into our divine feminine energy and filled the indoor space with such beauty. Now the sky was gorgeous as well.

Rarely do I capture a decent shot of the moon, but these aren’t too shabby. At every stop light on my way home, I took a few shots. The street lights often got in the way, but some views were spectacular. Of course, the camera never does it justice.

It really never seems to matter how my day has unfolded. I can be frustrated, uptight, sad, angry, discouraged when I arrive at the studio to teach. But, a mere five minutes in, it all melts away. It is the sacred space, the people, the breathing, and the energy that soothes and restores me. Gratitude.

Here is a wonderful article by Jen Reviews about the Benefits of Yoga.

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Fate and Friendship

Have you ever wondered if fate determines friendship? I thought a lot about this on Monday as Emma and I (and eventually Jeff) spent all afternoon and evening with, what I affectionately call, “The Crew”. We hadn’t seen each other in a couple of weeks and it was obvious that we missed each other.

We are made up of three families, living within a half block of each other. There are a total of five kids ranging in age from 16 months to four years. The couples range in age and length of marriage by several years. We have varying jobs, hobbies, and interests.

So, here’s my question. Did fate, God, the universe (whatever you want to call it) bring us to these houses so close in proximity because the friendships were destined? Or did we just happen to live close to each other, meet, and become such good friends on our own? Maybe it’s a bit of both, but I tend to believe that God had a hand in it, because these people mean so much to me. I can count on them, lean on them, and most of all, be happy with them. We laugh so much!

Bottom line…I really love these people and feel deep gratitude for their place in our life.

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