Some days begin and it is not always so easy to find something to be grateful for. I am having such a morning right now.

I am not happy with my progress yesterday with the work I have before me; including my volunteer project for Class of Dixon High 2011.

My stomach is a bit tight; in knots. I feel lethargic and low… a bit of a zombie this morning—walking dead.

Yes, sometimes it doesn’t come easy…

So I am grateful for the words of the Dalai Lama I read this morning, reminding me to do the work with my mind and to remain encouraged. Yes, today I may be swinging low, limbs dragging along… chin scraping the ground. Yet I shall walk. I shall step forward… I feel a ray of light… Joy is increasing within. I am even smiling, sitting a bit more erect… And…