Gratitude Check: The Body

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?

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One thought on “Gratitude Check: The Body

  1. Good point. It is easy to be critical of our bodies. Our society certainly has all kinds of critical ads- and ads that point to perfect bodies that are airbrushed. I am grateful that I can balance, do aerboics, and I appreciate the fact that eating is so pleasureable.

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