On the first day back home I told John all about the Balinese offerings - about how I wanted to create a little alter in our dining room and begin our little version of the same practice. I love the idea of using it as a sweet, beautiful tool to teach True all about blessings, intention, and gratitude. Later in the day John went out into our yard, gathered up a big leaf, a couple of sticks and pretty petals. He came back in and surprised me with our first offering - we lit some Balinese incense and chuckled a little bit at ourselves. My heart leapt.
I learned so much in Bali and this practice of simple connection, gratitude, and intention was an important one.