Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Is there anything better than this? Is a question that I have currently found myself asking several times a day, during many different moments. The moment that currently brought it up for me is sitting on perfectly placed rocks that make a nice chair for me, less than 25 ft from the waves of the ocean. My knees pulled into my chest, giving myself a big hug and I am right at the foot of the stairs to my building. I am in my backyard.

Early today, I recall saying that same statement, “is there anything better than this?” as I left yoga class with an amazing openness in my body as I glided out of the studio (part glide/part stumble actually, getting my bearings back after savasana).

Monday afternoon, I said “Is there anything better this?” as I climbed back into bed around noon, pulled my cozy comforter up around me and picked up a good book to read. Later that day when I was eating a sinfully good gluten-free vegan pizza out of the box while sitting on the floor, I asked the same question.

So, this statement (question) has become a constant in my life. It is quite funny to me because I am asking “is there is anything better than this?” all day long everyday about doing different things. But, I am not weighing them out. I am not comparing one delight to the next. Well, lets see IS sitting by the water better than laying in bed cozied up with a book? Or what about eating pizza is that at the top or bottom of the “is anything better” list. These are all the moments, the things, the loves that make up my life. Not one is better than the other. What the are, are simply moments that make me pause and sit in appreciation of where I am in that very conscious moment and I am so grateful for all of those moments!


  1. Gratitude is a beautiful thing. I'm grateful for so the moment, grateful for having rediscovered myself as I realized what a lovely thought it is to be connected to each and every other being as we live each day. You are you, and I am I, and yet you are my sister, mother, aunt, and daughter. And for that, I am grateful...if that makes any sense, whatsoever.

  2. You are right, its whatever in the moment that fits...I am grateful for making the right choice in ending a relationship, tho at the time the pain of doing so was beyond anything I ever experienced and it can't be compared to the pain of losing a loved one... different degrees of pain, sadness, happiness, contentment...all vary depending on the moment...

  3. Keep up the good work!
    if you find yourself more and more in the present and not the past or future you know you are on the right track!

  4. I think you should write a book! I love reading your words.

  5. You inspire me everyday, thank you very much not only for existing but also telling the whole world that you're being!!