Today was a good day.
There was nothing exceptional about today, no big excitements or anything of huge significance, but it was a day and it was good.
I accomplished a lot of work in the house and it made me happy. I fed my family three good meals and a couple of snacks.
I had fun with my children. We had a tea party in the morning and we played at a spray deck in the afternoon. We laughed, we danced, we sang, we talked. We hugged, we snuggled, we dozed off to sleep together.
All of these things are little things, but they're oh so big that they fill my heart and my soul if I give them room. When I don't worry about the fight we had yesterday or the things I didn't get done last week, my eyes are filled with the sight of my children playing and the sounds of their laughter spilling out of them.
As I think of this, I think of the principles of Reiki:
Just for today do not worry
Just for today do not anger
Honor your parents, teachers and elders
Earn your living honestly
Show gratitude to everything
There, right there, are the words I need on my wall and in my mind for those times when I get swept up in the negativity.
For tonight, I sit with my heart filled and happy.