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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to take a peek to see what is here. This is an up-coming offering from TrulyTryshah Grateful Yoga. If you have a topic you would like to see covered, please reach out to me and let me know! In the meanwhile, I want to share a thought I had today.

I woke up this morning to slushy precipitation falling from the sky. Within an hour it turned to snow and I was bedazzled by the large fat fluffy flakes falling outside my window. I felt such intense gratitude that I was in the right place at the right time to be able to witness the soft white snow falling against the backdrop of the grey winter's morning sky. With my coffee, my dogs and cat, I sat and watched the show. Then, I started to feel this discomfort arise within me. I began to sense a feeling of sadness, and maybe dissatisfaction. I was perplexed by this. Here I was, in the beautiful and sacred space of my home, surrounded by love and warmth, witnessing a snowfall that isn't too common anymore in Northern Virginia and I was feeling uneasy? What was wrong with me? I sat with the feeling and slowly started to realize part of what I was feeling felt something like greed. Somewhere between when I settled in to watch the snow and the moment I started to feel uneasy, my brain reminded me of the forecast. Like a little pestering monkey, my mind reminded me the snowfall was not forecasted to last long and would not accumulate to much, so don't get too excited, no matter how much you want all the above. And I did want all the above. I wanted the snow to fall all day and into big piles that would blanket everything in a white glow of magic. I wanted a snow day.

To me there is something so comforting and homey about a snow-filled winter day. The kind of day that invites candles and soft music and baking or reading or cuddling all snug under piles of blankets. A hygge kind of day. A day that is like a big comforting hug. You know...the kind of hug that melts all the tension from your shoulders and resets your system and reminds you that you are okay and that everything will be fine? That's the one. That is what I wanted, or was in the mood for, this morning.

I continued to sit and watch the snow fall and ponder this feeling of wanting more. I came to the conclusion that possibly, what I was really wanting was comfort during a time when life seems unclear and, at times, scary. Then, I realized I already have a connection to that comfort in the life I live and how grateful I truly am that I have the opportunity to sit in this beautiful space, with these beautiful furry souls and watch the snow fall. Tapping into my gratitude started a release of my attachment to needing a day of snow, to needing an external source to remind me of what is wonderful and beautiful and warm in my life. I thought of the people who don't have the ability to sit and watch the snow fall for whatever reason. I thought about people who are incarcerated, people working long shifts, people in hospitals or people who otherwise do not have the opportunity to sit in a place of comfort, surrounded by love and just watch the snow fall while sipping responsibly-sourced coffee from a handmade mug purchased on an AirBNB get-away with their loved one.

As I consciously began the process of releasing my attachment to reassurance, to guarantee, to having my way, (something I have to practice often) I sensed myself stepping into a place of gratitude and love, awareness and compassion, and a heart-felt desire for others to know the softness, the kindness, the peace, the good hugs and soft falling snow in their lives I have known and experienced this morning. I closed my eyes and said thank you to the Universe for the moment and sent out to all who need it, the energy of the beautiful morning.

As I write this, the snow has long ago stopped. The sun is trying to peek out from behind the dome of clouds in the sky and I am about to go out into the cold for a walk with my dogs. I embrace the day as it unfolds, doing the things I need to do, want to do, enjoy, filled with gratitude that I have these choices. With a heart of love and space-holding for those who do not, I step with gratitude in this day.

I share all of this simply in the spirit of being real and to offer a place of connection for anyone who might be able to relate. How often do we miss the opportunities the Universe offers us to step into our gratitude, and possibly to step into a place of action to share and support others who could use a little of what we sometimes may take for granted?

Thanks for reading and be sure to check in later this month for the first blog post.



The place of warmth and comfort to watch the falling snow for Sophie.

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