On my bedside table there’s a brass anchor and a candle. It serves as a reminder of my need for stabilizing as I question and learn and grow. A reminder of those things that hold me to the earth and bring me back to myself and the present moment when my mind begins to wander, as it has a habit of doing. Here’s a quick list: my dog, a warm shower and clean clothes, sitting quietly in the morning, deep and sustaining breaths, holding hands with my husband, and a dear friend’s face. The more I look for examples, the more I find. And it begins to look a whole lot like a list of gratitude.
What’s on your list? What brings your mind back to what’s important? Find out. And let the list grow.