Someday I am overwhelmed by the beauty that I see as I go outside and take in all that nature is offering.
To begin with I live in a beautiful country. The Pacific Northwest reflects what some call Gods Country. Majestic green forests, sprawling rolling fields, blue skies, clean air, vast expanse of the might Pacific Ocean. That's just the west part of the state of Oregon.
I live in the Willamette Valley, between the coast and the cascade mountain range. Believe me when I say we have it all as far as a range of different areas to frequent.
This morning I had to go out early to the bank to get gas money for an employee who had a job at the coast. I took Titan with me. He loves to go as most of you know.
When we went out it was cool, I needed to turn the heat on and Titan was shivering in his car seat. But not to worry , the car heated up and he stopped shivering.
We finished our business and drove home. I wasn't planning on going anywhere else, I still had on pj's with a sweatshirt thrown over them. After all using a ATM you never have to leave your car..
Titan was so happy to be out I decided to go ahead and get in a walk. I did have on some good Nikes.
To walk early in the morning, with the sun shining, but still cool is ideal. The flowering trees are in full bloom. The tiny spiders weave the most intricate webs that catch the light and you marvel at the ability of such a tiny creature.
The dew is still on the grass and , the air is so fresh. The world looks clean and all the unrest and crime, and tragedy seems far removed.
As I got home and came into my warm apartment I thank God for all that I have been blessed with.
Starting out with my ability to get up throw on some clothes and jump into my car. No issues with getting around. No problem hooking my seat belt.
Thankful I have a car to get around in and the ability to drive.
Thankful for the income that provides me with my basic needs. Like a warm comfortable apartment. Never lacking in the necessities, of food, medicine , health insurance . And able to provide some of my wants besides the needs.
Sure I have some health issues. But I have good doctors and I am managing.
I realize everyday there are so many who 's health is worse than mine.
When I lost weight I eliminated some of the ailments that were plaguing me.
I also gained one abilities that I am thankful for everyday. To some it might seem silly but to me it's a constant reminder of how I regained control of my life.
I have the ability to walk, run or just stand without my thighs rubbing together. I was so surprised by this that I still marvel that by losing 190 some pounds, this has transpired.
When morbidly obese I would never ware skirts or dresses unless i wore something to cover my thighs, for the rubbing and chaffing was unbearable.
Such a simple thing, to walk and not rub your tights together. Or to see a space between your legs as you stand. It doesn't take much these days to make me happy and thankful for my life changing actions.
What I am most thankful for is the fact that I am living a more healthy life, more active, the fact that I can be more active. The fact that I have all I need to live comfortable. The fact that I am still sharp in mind and have abilities to reach out and help others.
I used to be a very materialist person. I lived to earn more, to acquire more. To dress in designer clothes. Drive the best car, go to the best places. Eat the most expensive food. My children had to have the best I could afford. I wanted them to have everything I didn't have growing up.
It took a while to realize I had the most important thing a child need in their formative years, a good stable home , food and love. All the material trappings can't make up if those aspects are missing. As kids turn out , mine are doing great.
As the years pass I have more time to reflect on my life and what direction it has taken.
At one time in the years of my obesity I wouldn't give it much hope. But I regained my self worth, my purpose and am hopefully headed on a path of being the women I want to be. Doing what I can to make this world a better , cleaner, safer environment. A world that my children and their children can strive and grown in and pass on their hopes and desires for all future generations.
Everyday as we breath and live our lives we take from the world, it's only right that we give back for the other person who will follow us.
Be thankful for what you have. If you want more , do what you can to achieve it.
But do so respectfully and think of others as you go about your daily life.
Time is fleeting, moving faster it seems as I go through my daily life. I used to wish the weekend would be here on Wednesday, but I know it will arrive soon.
And will pass even sooner. So from now on I plan on taking each day as it comes. It might be a full productive day or a day of uncertainty but whatever the day brings i know I will cope with it in the best way I can.
Today I wish peace and happiness for all.
No more tragedy , no more chaos.
Spark on friends, Spark On.!!!
Peace and Love.
Shows that space...Whoo Hoo!!!
Beautiful Majestic Mt. Hood.