gratitude-a-thon day 950: portable calm

An ABC Carpet display. Makes me calmer just looking at it.

The American Psychological Association (APA) says 52% of adults who participated in its survey acknowledged that this year’s presidential election is a big source of stress.

But in between the cracks of the 24-hour news cycle and social media lies the quiet that can change you.

In this place, we are always alright, even when we’re not. Enter inside and settle, connect to your breath, and there it is — you’re ok-ness.

I’m finding meditation more helpful than ever these days. Frazzled, I jump into a breath-a-thon and within a few minutes, my shoulders have stopped hunching and my mind is re-setting to a calmer, more balanced place (my ban of all things Donald hasn’t hurt this state, either).

No matter where you are, you can just sit on down and breathe.

Endless gratitude for this thing we carry with us, that’s always available and free for the taking. Only six days left. No problem.