by Jay Hiller, December 14, 2022
Today my friend Robbie asked what I would like to call the New Year’s Day yoga class I’m going to teach on, well, New Year’s Day. I thought about suggesting “Have Another Cookie Yoga,” but she might not have thought it was funny or worse, expected me to come up with a let’s-eat-cookies-and-do-yoga class. (The appalling part of that is I could do it.) We ended up with a title with the word gratitude in it. It’s a good word and a good concept. Gratitude makes everything better.
About 10 years ago, a yoga teacher I was taking class from described a gratitude journal she was keeping. One day she wrote “I woke up,” because she couldn’t think of anything else. For me it illustrates the point that there’s nothing too small to be grateful for.