Lammas FB CoverA very Blessed Lammas to all! May your harvest be bountiful, nourishing, and joyful. May your cupboards overflow with the blessings of this season, your heart overflow with love, and may magick find you, wherever you are!

Today begins the annual Gratitude Project.Β  I plan to add my entries to this blog post so they are all in one place.

The Gratitude Project:Many, many moons ago, over on livejournal, a Harvest tradition was started by Estara T’shirai. That tradition has since taken on a life of its own, growing beyond her circle of friends, past LiveJournal and even beyond the Pagan community.The Gratitude Project runs from Lammas/Lughnassadh (August 1) to Mabon/Fall Equinox (Sept 22) and you find something to be grateful for each day between those dates. No repeats – you can be grateful for your spouse/kids/job/friends, but the reason for the gratitude needs to be different for each entry.Please join me πŸ™‚ And no self-punishing if you miss a day. Life happens. Just pick the ball back up and keep bouncing it πŸ™‚ In this seasons of abundance, of harvest, the important part is to cultivate gratitude! πŸ’šπŸŒ»πŸŒ½

GP Day 1: Today, I am grateful for the wonders of modern medicine. Last night, I woke from a nightmare into a wave of pain. There is something particularly miserable about migraines in the middle of the night. It is a remarkable thing that a little tiny pill can dial the pain down to the point that I can sleep. Feeling that wave slowly recede, and being able to slip back into slumber, was amazing. I am grateful for modern medicine. #GratitudeProject2017

kittenGP Day 2: I wasn’t going to get a kitten. I’m around available ones pretty regularly – I teach Yoga with Cats, I have the local animal shelters on my Facebook feed, friends regularly share kittens looking for homes….I even went and played at the Kitten Corral at the Berkeley Springs cat cafe. And I was fine.

But then a friend dropped me a line. Some jerk human dropped a litter at their mountain property. They sent me this photo. And I just knew.

Today, I am grateful for the excitement of adoption. I am looking forward to meeting a new member of my family. And I’m even grateful that the Gods routinely laugh at my plans and introduce unplanned-for variables.

I suppose, as someone in service to a deity associated with cats, I shouldn’t be surprised. Lol