Today was a wonderful day. Started with a WW meeting which just felt… good. Not packed with people, but great energy. Then I went to a Nia class, something I haven’t done in what feels like a long time. (weeks?) It was one of those transcendental, beautiful Nia classes. It felt so energizing/calming all at once, and very moving. It ended with everyone sitting in a circle while we listened to a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace” by the Soweto Gospel Choir. It was so emotional for me, sitting there and listening to that music.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
I really felt those words. A year ago I truly was wretched. I was unhappy, unhealthy, and sad. I can’t believe the journey I have been on this year. A few people were crying as we sat there. I got a big lump in my throat. Then she played a chant of Om Namo Bhagavate, as a send off for her upcoming trip to India. As we sat, the instructor walked around and I heard a little “plink” on the floor. She put a little Buddha charm in front of each of us. Another beautiful anchor for this year. The back of it has an inscription that translates to “Buddha bring me safety and comfort” or something like that. I felt so so happy when I left that class.
It’s truly been a year of grace.
December 28, 2009 at 12:53 am
Oh Foodie!! Just by reading this I can feel the emotion!! That is so cool about the keepsake you received. It also sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas…(I just read that post as well). Isn’t it amazing the difference a year makes??? Cheers!! *tink* Here’s to another amazing and life changing year in 2010!!
December 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm
Wow!! Sometimes its the simlest of posts that move you the most! I, too, felt a lump in my throat ….while reading your post, I felt your emotion! 2009 has been a year of Amazing Grace…. It brought me Twitter….AND YOU!!! 2010….LOOK OUT!!!
Bonzai, My Friend….BONZAI!!!! 😉
Love Ya Lots
December 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm
Wish we had Nia here, but Zumba goes a long way 🙂
I wish you a peaceful and joyful New Year!
December 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm
I’m gonna try Zumba soon! My Saturday AM Nia class just got cancelled, and a new Saturday AM Zumba opened up at my gym (so I won’t have to pay extra). I think it’s a sign!!
December 28, 2009 at 9:29 pm
Oh, I know what you mean, my friend! What a year it’s been! I’m glad we got to meet in person, and I’m enjoying your blog and tweets immensely! Wishing you and yours a happy new year in 2010 and a smooth path to your goals.