The sun is peeking through the leaves overhead. I can feel the fall air on my skin. The voices of other people in the park are dropping away, blending into the background.
I am early for my yoga class. A rare occurrence. I had the day off and thought it would be a mad dash to get everything done, but things aligned just right. In the morning it turned out my doctor was away still on vacation opening up another hour or so that I did not to spend in a waiting room. Straight after I unexpectedly ran into one of my best friends on the way to the market putting me into a great mood. Spending some quality time with my husband in the afternoon made my day…
Some days everything works out just fine…
I wrote this a couple of days ago and just realized that today was another one of those days, where everything worked out just fine.
My son had his “starting school party” today. In Germany, this is a big occasion with lots of food and drink and family and friends and….
It was a lot of work to prepare everything but the day was great. Everyone including me enjoyed themselves and said so after. The atmosphere was relaxed, everyone found someone to chat with and there were quite a few people which had not seen each other in years that were reconnecting.
Now I am tired, grateful, absolutely stuffed with food and trying not to worry too much about the actual first day of school on Monday. This reminds me a bit of his birth. Everything and everyone was focused on getting us prepared for the birth process and after that the real work started and we had no clue what we were in for.
But the last six years went quick. And being parents has been such a great adventure and learning experience that I would not want to miss any of it. Now we are off to the next leg of the journey.
I think gratitude will serve us well no matter what. Counting our blessings and knowing that after rain there will be sunshine; and there certainly will be times when we have to go with the flow not knowing where that will lead us but above all that some days everything works out just fine.