Now here’s a real rarity.
Snow in Dawlish!
Whilst the rest of the UK has been grinding to a standstill, Dawlish looked positively springlike.
Until 04:30 this morning when Ollie came barging into the bedroom shouting:
“It’s snowing it’s snowing!”
Yeah, thanks Ol. Personally I think he’s only excited about it because he’s hoping they’ll close the school… old cynic that I am.
Though watching him on the patio, catching snowflakes in his mouth and shouting that they taste like: Sugar waffles…
….means I could be wrong.
But who cares?
Seeing Ollie so juiced up is powerful medicine and I’m so grateful for him.
In fact Ollie is a constant source of giggles. Here’re some of my favourite Ollie-ism’s:
“A womble is a mythological creature that likes to suck on the blood of its victims.”
Or can you guess who Ollie was really talking about after his day at school?
“Dad, did you know Nelson Murray was put in prison for 30 years for thinking?’
And I really must find a way to use Ollie’s new word in a sentence:
How cool is that?
Then there’s the line from a poem he wrote describing a polar bear:
“With eyes as black as midnight sky.”
And let’s not forget just how awesome it is to see him sat at the kitchen table, tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth as he concentrates on his maths homework.
I am so grateful for my boy.
And then there’s Clarabella.
She’s so cool and it never ceases to amaze me that she chooses me to be her best friend in the whole wide world.
“Bully for you” – I can hear you say. And you’re rightly wondering why I’m sharing all this with you?
Fair point, allow me to enlighten you.
The snow falling allows me to reinforce an important point…
Every single morning, before I fire up my trusty iMac and write these Qigong Daily emails for you I like to spend just a few minutes focusing on what I’m grateful for.
If you’ve been receiving these posts for a while, you’ve heard me talk about the healing power of gratitude.
How it forces you to focus ON WHAT YOU DO HAVE, instead of what you don’t.
But is this 5 minute habit a regular part of your life yet?
Remember, you don’t know something because you’ve read it. You know something when you do it.
Simply make a list of 5 things you’re grateful for each morning or more if you’re really keen. You can do it whilst you’re brushing your teeth.
Heck, you can even do it last thing at night before you go to sleep. Simply review your day and focus on 5 things you’re grateful for that happened on that day.
Try it for 5 days.
If after that you don’t find it of much value, no worries, stop doing it.
Go on, I double dare you =)
And before I leave you for today I want to tell you how grateful I am that you care enough to read these Qigong Daily emails.
As I write this one, there are 758 people who get this email each day.
But on average only 250 bother to open and read it.
And you’re one of them.
Oh, and before I finish for today, I’d just like to remind you that I have 2 copies of the 6 DVD Qigong Secrets Home Study Course boxset left. And you can get one for $150 off the normal retail price.
Interested? Go here:
Speak again tomorrow.