Finding ways to be grounded…

when the world feels like a batshit crazy place is pretty challenging. I don’t know the best way to access a more grounded version of myself, but I do know the quickest. When I’m acting childish and feeling like I deserve more (or less) of whatever—a little gratitude for all of the good things in my life seems to ground me the most.

Gratitude not attitude seems to do the trick.

grounded—mentally and emotionally stable: admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious (Merriam Webster)

I’m not entirely sure about “admirably sensible” or “unpretentious“. However, feeling grounded, well, that’s worth a little exploration.

Ireland 2016—part two/The Cliffs of Moher

About the Cliffs

The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland are on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.  Isn’t that an awesome name for a dramatic shore drive…Wild Atlantic Way?  The Cliffs of Moher are 320 million years old.  They have been used in films such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Father Ted and The Princess Bride.  The trails on the Cliffs of Moher are part of network that enables walkers to walk town to town.  Inn to Inn.

My husband and I got to see them from the ferry returning from Inisheer (part of the Aran Islands) as well. However, with huge sea swells we were too busy losing our “Full Irish Breakfast” into the sea to take in the beauty all around us.  It’s a good thing we spent time walking the Cliffs the day prior.  It will be a while before I’ll get in a boat with swells like that again.  I’m always glad to have the story though.

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