The last week has been packed with two sick children and a mother whose assisted living placement needs changing due to a decline in her care. I am grateful for the opportunity to be available to my children and to comfort them when they are ill. I'm grateful that when they are ill, it is a virus that passes without trauma. I am grateful that I am in a position to be near my mother, to provide comfort to her, and to manage her care.
That is why I can realize that letting my yoga practice temporarily suffer is something that happens but that it was always be there for me. I had to take two days break in a row this week, and I can feel that my flexibility has waned just a bit. I am not ready to publish any of my Mermaid Pose attempts right now, but today I was able to raise both arms overhead while keeping my balance. I've decided that I need to work on the balance piece before I can move into reaching back for a foot. Just a readjustment of my plan. I've been having some hamstring tightness that I have to work on in the coming week too.
This week's unexpected opportunity to work on my patience has been a gift. I know that every experience offers an opportunity for growth. The choice is mine as to whether or not I accept that opportunity as a positive experience in my life and in the lives of those around me.