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Day 195: make a wish!

14 Jul

I am a little obsessed with “three” this week, as in doing 3 things each day that are joyful.  (Yesterday it was a morning bath, organic cocao powder in my coffee, and finding joy in an ordinary miracle at 4:30 am.)

Makes me wonder:
How many good things do I do each day for myself?
What about you?

I’m talking about pure joy, relaxation, rejuvenation, recharge, reboot…

Here’s my personal trifecta from today:

1) A new smoothie. 
This one is called Green and Good from Morning Glory Farm.  Okay, so maybe it flies in the face of all good health advice not to eat my lunch in the car while driving, but I was sucking it up through a straw and it was full of KALE and CUCUMBERS and STRAWBERRIES.  Plus, it was my first green smoothie with more veggies than fruit.  #progress.

2) Watching the ferry board.
I usually watch the ferry in an act of sweating and rushing to make the boat in order to leave the island.  Today it was rather peaceful to sit and observe the boat unloading and filling up again, much like the water it floats on with an ebb and flow of cars and people passing through it.

3) Hot Yoga.
There’s something new on the Vineyard this year and I am so excited about it.  Tapas Hot Yoga in Vineyard Haven!!!  And... it is the brainchild of my yoga insructor from last summer, Claire Parkhurst, who is an amazing teacher.   I mean that sincerely.  Case in point: tonight I was all over Child’s Pose.  Oh, yes, I owned it.   Clearly, it’s been a while … like months … and my body forgot what to do, where to hold, how not to fall, get dizzy, you name it.  But Claire was right there with me, walking me through each and every move.  Here’s the joyful part: now, I feel fabulous.  I also know I will sleep like a little bambina tonight.

Then, there’s this:
On my way walking to yoga I stumbled across this stick:

It reminds me of the wishbone my sister and I used to fight over after Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s not.  It just a y-shaped stick hanging out on a sidewalk.  But it somehow found me, while I was feeling pretty good for doing three little things.

And that made me think about wishes.

If I were going to make a “wishbone” wish it would be this:
That tomorrow you have three joyful moments  … just for you!
(And if not three, two.  And if not two, one.)

Whatever you can fit in, whatever you can do, here’s to you.

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