Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thankful For...

Making a record of things I am truly thankful for... because there really are so many things to be thankful for.

Today: Activities I Enjoy

1) Batting Cages
The whole experience of swinging the baseball bat and making contact (...okay... sometimes making contact) is exhilarating. Such a fun, stress-relieving, thought-provoking or even thought-clearing, endorphin-releasing, enjoyable activity. I love it.
Very thankful for hand-eye coordination (the little that I have), able body & arms that swing, and the fun I can have doing this even when alone.

2) Jogging (...that being no more than 5 miles).
What?! Really?! Jogging in nice weather is amazing. Nice weather like tonight beckons me to run. Of course... at my own pace... with plenty of breaks.... with nice music or a good sermon. Nothing makes me more thankful for my legs and able body than jogging. I know that one day I won't be able to run as I do now. Trying to enjoy it now while I can. Feels so free and relaxing (except for when your side aches). Feels good.

3) Eating
Need I say more?! I may have no sense of smell, but my my am I thankful for tastebuds and a big belly that can hold large quantities of delicious food. I am not promoting gluttony... I am just promoting good food... the heavy eating and savoring of food that makes your tastebuds extremely happy. Wow.

4) Reading
Trying to get back into fiction books (working slowly but surely). But the genre of choice for me has definitely been biographies (of people and events). Boring you say?? No way! I don't know whose lives and stories you've been reading about...but the lives and stories of people I've read have been absolutely fascinating. There are lots to learn from these people who have passed. The life of Jim Elliot, Charles Spurgeon, Corrie Ten Boom, Denver Moore & Ron Hall (much less known), Chris McCandless... endless list.
Thankful that I can learn from these lives. Thankful that I have eyes (small as they are) that see words on pages. Thankful for a brain that takes in information and processes it and learns from it.

There is much to be thankful for.

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