I am grateful for my acupuncture clients and yoga students.
Often my acupuncture clients and yoga students thank me after a treatment or a class. And I always reply “Thank you” in return. I am so very grateful for their trust to lead them through a class or a health promoting acupuncture treatment. I am grateful for their questions and challenges. I am grateful to them for sharing their incredible stories with me. I am grateful for the way that each and every client and student has touched my life.
I am grateful for my sense of humor.
Luckily, I was born with the ability to laugh at myself and have had many, many, oh so many! times to hone this ability over the years.
I am grateful for my brother, Ryan Fulkoski.
My partner in crime throughout our childhood who, no matter how many times I knocked down his masterpieces made of blocks, never got angry. I am grateful for my brother who taught me to always, no matter what, be myself.
I am grateful for Holiday lights!
During the shortest days of the year, these lights keep my spirit bright during my very dark drive home from work.
I am grateful for Wade Johnstone.
My husband who loves me, quirks and flaws included. He happily and unconditionally walks next to me through the challenges and joys of this life. And, as if that wasn’t enough, he always encourages me to fly and sometimes even launches me (figuratively and literally!) into flight himself.
I am grateful for my laugh lines.
It’s true! I love them because they are the physical evidence of all the joy and laughter I have been so fortunate to experience so far in this lifetime.
I am grateful for warm, fuzzy, soft socks in the winter.
Warm, happy feet= a happy me!
I am grateful for my guru, Joey.
My canine companion is so wise. When she works or plays she gives her all. Then, when she rests, she gives that her all, too. When she gets hurt, she yelps, then she (literally) shakes it off and moves on. She loves unconditionally and always exists in the moment. Brilliant!
I am grateful for the sun.
Especially when it has been this warm in December!!!! The sun gives us so much without ever asking for anything in return.
Third Day of Gratitude
My grandfather, John Capparella, 92. US Army. On the beach at Normandy on D-Day. Shot twice. Acupuncture for knee pain, his one and only complaint.
I am grateful for my country, the incredible freedoms it allows me, and those who so selflessly fought, and continue to fight, for those freedoms.
Yes, I know there are criticisms about our country and government. We are far from perfect. But not a single day goes by that I don’t think about the fact that, as a woman and a citizen of the USA, I am allowed to vote, to get an education, to own a business, to leave my home without a male family member. Because these are privileges we have had for my entire lifetime, it would be easy to take them for granted. I am grateful for, and forever in debt to, all who have fought for and protected these freedoms.