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July 12 - Every Day Grateful

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Today I am thankful that I am feeling tired and happy. It indicates a day well lived.
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1.9 miles indoor on a treadmill; .45 outside with the dog. It's HOT here, so that's not too shabby! That's in addition to the habit of the exercise bike this morning.
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Today I imbued going to the gym with love. I did not want to be there. I had to work to imbue it with love. I didn't choose the music they play. It's a hassle to change clothes, to have to drive to another location. But I needed to be there. End of workday stress was HIGH, like go run high, but being physically tired I just walked on the treadmill while reading one of my books. As I consciously worked to imbue the gym visit with love, I found myself accepting of the turmoil within. I was reminded of WATERMELLEN's wisdom shared via JEANKNEE, how being in a state of turmoil is normal and natural like ocean waves, the ebb and flow of life. Later, when I imbued walking to the house with love, I found a well of patience with myself while struggling to find the keys in my bag. So imbuing actions with love is resulting in acceptance and patience. Peace. Ironic that the source of peace began as the turmoil of stressors, eh?
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  • WATERMELLEN
    When our kids were tiny we knew they'd had a good day when they were filthy dirty and tired at the end of it . . . from playing and having fun.

    Life well lived at any age!!
    68 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
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    68 days ago
  • EVANS1848
    Sounds like you had a great day time to relax thanks for sharing
    68 days ago
  • ONEDAY_ILLWIN
    Thanks for sharing!! emoticon emoticon
    68 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Still working on accepting the turmoil, myself. I've had some issues with the vocabulary of the system WATERMELLEN references, as it comes "too close" to the system vocabulary of our upbringing. But the basic concept of acceptance is good... so I close my eyes and step over the words.

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    68 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Good for you for getting to the gym. Love your observation that it is ironic for the source of peae to begin as the turmoil of stressors. Yes
    68 days ago
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