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I really, really wanted to get to the AM Yoga New Year Flow this morning, but I missed the location update on Facebook and drove to the wrong side of town. That annoyed me slightly. But I was listening to N8's Winter 2014 Mix and drinking hot coffee, so oh well--it was a nice New Year's morning drive. Hello, 2015! You're surprising and interesting already!
Back in my cozy apartment, I felt a little irritated with myself for forgetting to join the facebook event page--one of so many small tasks I've put off during this busy season!--and thus missing the update, and I felt super duper bummed and jealous when I saw the posted pictures of the space! Holy crap--what a view! But I also felt this sense of excitement--this is not what I planned! What does life have in store for my morning, now that it's not what I planned? Veering off course had its inconveniences, but it served the fantastic purpose of getting my attention, so I could pause for a minute and ask: what gift is hidden here?
The bonus gift in this case was an unscheduled ninety minutes that I didn't wake up with. Extra time! Time to FINALLY attend to my gmail inbox, which I've neglected now for weeks! Ninety glorious minutes of humming and sorting with N8's Adventure Mix, more hot coffee, and the leftover pumpkin dip and ginger cookies from last night's beautiful New Year's Eve celebration (Yum! Thanks, Kerianne!). What could be better? Well, I'll tell you what. Finding the photo below in an unopened email from my mom the first week of December (Yikes! Sorry, Mom!), and then finding the Ellen Grace O'Brian quote in today's daily inspiration email from the San Jose Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Perfection. The stillness underneath the everything else. 'Nuff said. Happy 2015!