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Welcome to day 19 of the 30 days of Gratitude!
How often do we take our bodies for granted? When we are little, we jump, run, fall, bounce, and get up again. As we get older we discover that we don’t quite bounce the way that we used to.
Maybe we have just been trying to keep up with life and the hectic day to day routine, that we put our bodies on the back burner. I know I have done this, and at times I fall back into the habit of doing this.
This body of mine has been lean and not, strong and not, healthy and not, abused and treated well. This body of mine has taken a few setbacks and a lot of abuse by the way I have treated her, yet she still gets out of bed every morning and still walks to the coffee maker to be slowly coaxed to alertness.
This body of mine has carried me through decades (I’m not going to say how many) of life. Through many broken bones and a few surgeries.
This body has been stretched to maximum capacity throughout my four pregnancies and my rapid weight gain to the highest weight I have ever seen.
This body has carried 50 pound bags of livestock feed and 30 pound mineral blocks. She has carried babies, small children and sometimes teenagers.
I have pushed and pushed this body while still depriving it of the most basic needs. I know it sounds like I really do take this body for granted. I know I have in many ways, to the point of my body making me take a break by either getting sick or going on strike.
Maybe it takes some reflection on all the times where I had taken my body for granted to really appreciate how far we have come together. This one body is all that we get in this lifetime. This is where my soul dwells for this time on earth.
What attribute does your body have that you appreciate the most? For me I would say my body’s resilience. This body has endured so much and is still going. Like a Timex watch “Takes a licking and keeps on ticking”
I am so thankful and grateful for this body that has carried we through so many stages of my life. She has really gone above and beyond for me.
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