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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 540

So I started reading a new book… Peace in Every Breathe by Thich Nhat Hanh. Right off the bat he states, “every moment is a gift of life. I am practicing the first section this week… The moment you wake up you smile. He gives a poem to review…

Waking up this morning, I smile; Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live each moment fully and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

I am grateful for this practice. I reminds me to take a breathe, remember the tender mercies of the Lord, and to exercise compassion from the beginning of the day. It really is a nice way to begin the day.

Today I am grateful for the courage the Lord gave me this morning to do 20 minutes of Qi gong this morning. It was good to begin the day with deep breathing.

Today I am grateful that the doctor said Lilli is healing nicely. She will have 3 more weeks of the sling and than 2 months of physical therapy. He also encouraged her to teach her dancing classes, but to mark them. That made her happy.

I am grateful that I actually had fun with Lilli going to thrift stores, taking her to Taco Bell, getting my glasses fixed and checking out the new Roth’s Supermarket. It was good to get out of the house for a bit.

I am grateful that I went on a LONG mosey today with John. I set a goal to walk 50 miles between July 1-July 31. I am off to a good start. Tonight we walked to Bi-Mart and back. It was hard. My lower back and T-band got so tight! But I made it … 2.4 miles. I might of bit off too much for my first time out… and I din’t move very fast ( a overwhelming 33 mph… lol)… but hey… I am doing my best to follow through with a goal.

Today I am grateful for a successful day of 23:1 intermittent fasting. I am also grateful for the hard boiled egg, the yummy Greek salad with provolone cheese, veggie chicken bites, and lemon water.

Today I am grateful for the farm bag that came today. I love getting those fresh veggies! I am excited to make a menu using these yummy looking veggies. I am also grateful that we can support the sweet family who grows this food. Within a few week, when my own garden takes off, our grocery store visits will be rather slim.

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