It’s really easy to be focused on the future, on what you’re trying to achieve. I feel like I sometimes get stuck between the present and still trying to “get there” with a lot of things in my life, which sometimes is helpful to keep me driving forward, and other times is less helpful when I feel tired and realize how much time I spend trying to fix the future without taking time to enjoy the present.
I’ve had a few days off work that allowed me time to rethink things and made me really appreciate everything I have. While I haven’t written down everything I am grateful for, I am going to focus on my gratitude for my body. While I’ve had some recent health curve balls over the past few years, I am so grateful for being pretty healthy. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t have limitations and my pain is managed. And most impressively, I recently rode a bicycle for the second time in four years (with the first being two years ago and only briefly) for 13-14 miles and had no problem. I’m really grateful for a strong body, especially those legs, that let me walk, hike, and now bike for miles at a time. A body that helps me get to where I’m going and remind me to slow down enough to enjoy the ride.
What do you appreciate about your body?