http://www.eph2810.com/ Today, I am especially thankful for this earthly vessel I reside in. When we are young, we often don't give any thought to the things are body is able to do easily; you know running, playing sports and other various things that are so commonplace. As we age though, we find our limitations and often our bodies can dictate just what things we can participate in and want to participate in. When hubby and I were first married we not only water skiied every weekend but also laid cement, built fences, put a roof on our home and did whatever was needed. We played softball, racquet ball, tennis, rode our bikes and hiked. When I was in my 40's I injured my back and when I asked the doctor how it could have happened he said that it wasn't just this one thing but a host of things I had been doing when I was younger. I tell you I didn't give a second thought to lifting heavy items such as rocks or cement but I sure paid for it later.
Today, I am thankful for this frail body I reside in with all its peculiarities and weaknesses. I am thankful for a best friend who needs to walk her dog every day and lets me tag along. I am thankful for this friend who also does the weight strengthening exercises-some of which we hate-so that our bones won't get any weaker and maybe get stronger. Love you Kam and am so thankful for you! I am thankful for my sweet man, who despite continual pain in his neck from bad discs, never complains but will press through the pain to play golf and ride bikes. I am thankful for two legs that work, for walks in a beautiful area with a view of the Rockies and for long bike rides. I am thankful for the struggle with gaining a few pounds because it means I have enough to eat each day. I am thankful for this body, despite the fact that it doesn't look like it did when I was young, it is still functioning well.
I am thankful for life. Abundant life. Sanctified Life. Eternal Life.
How about you?
Enjoy your day today friends. Noreen
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