Grateful for a warm couch on a subzero night and a good book to read. Grateful I don't have to listen to people at work yammer on about the Bears for several months. Grateful I can still see stars at night even though the light pollution here is terrible. Grateful my crockpot rarely fails me when I want a cheap meal instead of eating out. Grateful for spectacular linguini when I do eat out. Grateful for cheap red that tastes good (sorry about that, wine snobs).
I think another little layer of neck muscle released. I have a session with my massage therapist tomorrow and can't wait to get her assessment. Last time, she told me that there's a pesky glob of scar tissue that she's trying to get to, but she said it's partly buried within some other muscles. Maybe this release will help.
grateful for an inspiring young woman in my cycling class tonight who shared that, despite an MS diagnosis, she is going to keep training for a triathlon....I felt blessed that she deemed me worthy of sharing such an important thing and inspired to change my own attitude about so many of my own recent limitations
grateful for an inspiring young woman in my cycling class tonight who shared that, despite and MS diagnosis, she is going to keep training for a triathlon....I felt blessed that she deemed me worthy of sharing such an important thing and inspired to change my own attitude about so many of my own recent limitations
Yes. Recent news that a friend has a motor neuron syndrome and possibly not more than 5 years left, helped me to change from thinking of all the things I don't have (yes,that includes no comp or practice partner) to "What CAN I do?".
I now find when I practice by myself, I get immense joy from simply having the choice to do so. Yes there are times that is is lonely and hard work, and I feel a bit jealous reading about those of you who are able to compete, or even have a lesson every week, and I wish for those things. But in the end, I am grateful for what I CAN do, and have (like a new pair if shoes if I want them, and a garden, among other things).
grateful that my first pro's mother is a seamstress ...I have decided that I want to wait until the end of this competition year for me before I make any investments in gowns but I think I have some really good ways to tweak what I currently in order to maximize the positive and minimize the negative ...just hope she can do some of it before an upcoming comp
I'd started physical therapy for my neck two years ago last week and have worked on it consistently, if not patiently, that whole time. I've noticed over the last couple of days that the soreness has disappeared. And this morning, it seems that my neck and shoulders are much freer, and that my sternum is able to move outward. So maybe now I can stop "guarding" my neck and start moving again! I'm so very, very grateful for the people who worked with me to get me to this point. And, I'm going to pull out pen and paper and write an updated thank-you letter to the family who so selflessly donated the tissue of their loved one so that someone totally unknown to them could benefit the way I have.
If you've never thought about becoming an organ/tissue donor, please consider it.