365 Days of Prayer – Day 62

The first thing I do every morning is to make myself a cup of latte. Alan and I keep a Mr. Coffee Espresso/Latte machine instead of a regular coffee pot. The rich taste of the coffee combined with the steamed milk is a real joy to wake up to, and reminds me of the importance of being present to the delights of the five senses.

The second thing I do every other day is a weight workout routine to maintain strength, flexibility, and health of body and mind. It adds a little discipline to my life that further keeps me mindful and present in the moment.

The third thing I do most days of the week is to head off to my day job as a school bus driver. It is a job I like and it pays the bills.

In short I have a relatively ordinary life, but it is one that can be lived with extraordinary presence and attention. The rest of the time I am working to honor my calling as a Rune reader, author, and healer. I am still a student of life, and every day has something to teach me as long as I am willing to listen. If life were a solitary pursuit, it would be really boring, but as it is, people and circumstances are entertaining enough.

Creator, today I am expressing thanks for the ordinary things, for the things of the day to day. Thank you for good coffee, for pleasant companions, and occupations that fulfill the needs of my soul. Amen Aho.