thank you

October 22, 2012

thanksgiving came early for me over the last few days as i have been hands to my heart grateful for all the windfalls in my coaster-roll life.

a commitment to my pitiful meditation practice remains unwavering, but switching my mantra to “thank you” has turned a pull my eyelashes out, one by one-painful exercise into an indulgence i try to sneak in now twice a day.

this weekend these were the shiny, sharp objects which repeatedly received my indebted acknowledgement:

 thank you lucidity. the picture might not be what i had envisioned, but at least it’s crystal clear without any obstructions, false assumptions or ideological fantasies. how much more beautiful that view is when it’s pared down, raw and exposed as nature intended it to be. and how i love a person and a friendship that’s real and open with yummy honesty coupled with full-fledged compassion. 

thank you tata harper. your repairative moisturizer works miracles. my skin feels like jessica tandy after a dip in the pool a’ la the movie “cocoon.” best of all your potions smell so delicious, hunkiest always insists on a kiss after i’ve smothered myself in product. muchos gracias! thank you to my beloved niloofar for getting me hooked. 

thank you ben affleck. it’s been so long since i’ve seen a really good movie.

thank you closed doors. the new ones that have opened give me the “butterflies-in-my-stomach” allure of a new romance. hopefully i’ve done my work so that lessons and mistakes have been properly absorbed from past relationships and experiences, and can be applied to these latest endeavors. there’s no reason these new burgeoning opportunities can’t turn into lasting marriages.

thank you sourdough bread. for when i’d rather not talk about what’s hurting my heart.

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thank you stubborn love. this heart hammering its way out of your chest anthem, got us all silly high on our spin bikes saturday morning as we pedaled furious with emotion, and cheers’d our water bottles to love, gratitude and camaraderie.

and thank YOU m’loves. thank you for comments, your facebook likes, your visits, and your light.

what are you particularly thankful for today?

monday happy to you.



  • love this post katie. i went back to my long lost meditation practice about a month ago and the results have been so…well the word 'wonderful' doesn't begin to scratch the surface, i don't really have words–i'm glad you're finding time to do it too. and you must share where you're finding that bread, it looks yummy!
    xo mary jo

    • goodniteirene

      see, it\’s just another shot at me trying my hardest to be more and more like my idol, mary jo. you have to let me know your secrets.

  • reveriedaydream

    i'm thankful for you. but i really do wish i could knock on your door right now and give you the biggest hug {and a grand loaf of sourdough}. bisous.

    • goodniteirene

      don\’t tempt me beautiful lady…
      i think about packing this house up all of the time and going north to where the artists play, and the crumb dances.

  • I am so very thankful for you, my beloved daughter.

  • I’m thankful for “YOU” in my lucky am
    I? And I don’t think Tata Harper is the reason
    Your hunkiest can’t stop planting kisses on you
    It’s your grace its your beauty it’s your loveliness
    It’s simply cause you are one in a million Katie.

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