This morning as I woke up and made my way to the kitchen for a cup of coffee I became very resentful because of a sink full of dishes. We ate dinner later than usual last night and I was tired, my husband was tired so we just forgot about the dishes and now they are piling up.
As I started thinking crabby and negative thoughts, my years of yoga training and thought re-direction kicked in. I decided rather than be upset about having to scrape dirty dishes on this beautiful morning, that I will be glad that I have a large, loud, food-loving family in my house. I decided to be grateful that I had the money to go to the store to buy the food that I made this dinner with, that I was able to provide my family with a healthy meal because I live in near many grocery stores and markets to choose from. During the meal we talked and laughed and were able to spend time together. They each thanked me for making them a good dinner, they all had a full belly and are healthier because of it.
The dishes are a by-product of my love for my family. So as I continue to clean pots and pans, I use this opportunity to observe my breath and say many thanks.
Everything is a matter of perspective, how we choose to look at it and how we choose to feel about it. As Wayne Dyer says,"If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change."
Some yoga poses that help change our perspective are Handstand, Headstand, L-Pose at the wall (half-handstand), Downard Facing Dog and Wild Thing.
In Health & Happiness,