When I was young and upset my mother would say,
“Ten fingers, ten toes, be grateful for those.”
As she lovingly touched each one, distracting me from whatever or whomever it was , and the hurt went away.
It was a meditation of sorts as her fingers touched my hands, my toes, my heart.
It was a reminder that led me to what was right in the world, rather than what I had to be sad or upset or angry about.
It still reminds me to this day, to ask myself “what am I grateful for today?”
As I touch each digit while breathing slowly, deeply, evenly into myself.
And you? What are you grateful for today?