In my group health coaching session this week, everyone was instructed to write a letter of gratitude either to a friend, family member, or themselves. I told them I would be participating in this exercise as well. Why? Because...
“There’s a growing body of research that establishes gratitude as a practice with a whole host of physical and psychological benefits. Grateful people enjoy stronger relationships and are more likely to be optimistic, inspired, and empathetic. Cultivating a mind-set of gratitude has also been linked to increased levels of immunity, higher sleep quality, and improved heart health”
I decided to write a letter of gratitude to myself- so here goes...
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
This year, you will have circled the sun 30 times; that’s almost 11,000 days of living, breathing, and thriving on this place we call Earth. 11,000 days is more than enough hours/minutes/seconds to make a difference in the lives around you, and you have. With each personal struggle and triumph, you’ve plucked out a lesson and a reason to keep pushing your passion forward; each stumbling block transformed into a stepping stone. I’m grateful for your drive and love for what you do.
A more recent passion of yours has melded and enhanced your focus on health and wellness and that is Motherhood- your greatest adventure, joy, and teacher thus far. However, I would be remiss to mention gratitude toward your physical self- your body. Without your body, it would be impossible to carry out your message and to be a Mother to sweet Savannah.
My body has been my vehicle and, for lack of a better term, my sales pitch when I go around preaching about eating more greens, incorporating yoga, and emphasizing self-care. My body gave me the sheer gift of being an athlete and a Mother and pushing myself to the limits both mentally and physically. My body endured broken bones, bruises, sprains, cuts, illness, inadequate eating habits, birth, exhaustion, heartache, and much more, but still never gave up on me and continues to support me on this journey. Whatever is going on with me either externally or internally, you never miss a beat. Like a puppy greeting you at the door that has been left home alone all day- you continue to treat me with unconditional love and for that, I am forever grateful.
Thank you for continuing to keep me going and allowing me to spread my message of health, wellness, and happiness and for even more days ahead.
Cheers to another trip around the sun,
Welcome to Moms in Harmony, I'm so glad you're here! My name is Meg and I'm a healthy lifestyle enthusiast, holistic advocate, wannabe blogger, Wife, and Mom trying to get the hang of it all. Kick off your flip flops and stay awhile!
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