Last night, as slave angie and I dropped like stones into our bed, I was having a rough day with a drop of epic proportions. So, I invoked the “Gratitude” ritual that we both use when we need it. We each name one or more things that we are grateful for during the day. Small things, small victories, or even the most fleeting of moments – this allows us to go back to that moment, to invest in it, be grateful for it and cement that in our hearts.
As I was driving to work this morning, it occurred to me that it would be nice to share the gratitudes and things that bring us joy in our M/s.
So… three things in our M/s relationship that I find joyful:
The growth that angie has gone through in the past four years has been extremely impressive and it’s brought me so much joy. In public speaking, in preparing for presenting both together and on her own, in dealing with rigors of traveling, in opening her heart and arms to the greater M/s community, to standing up and letting her voice be heard, to looking deep within herself to grow and discover herself. There is no greater joy than to see one’s slave grow, especially in ways that far exceed our expectations.
When we have effortless authority/surrender, when we’re feeling it in the most simplest of things, but yet we feel it so powerfully within ourselves. Those moments come at times when I least expect them, and they always bring a smile to my face and I feel the depth and “bigger than the two of us” feeling of what we’ve made.
When we have those conversations that dive us into unexpected learning of each other and ourselves. That we continue to learn something new about each other even after eleven years, and that the possibilities feel endless in the places we can go.