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The blessings of movement!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The older I get, the more I realize what a blessing it is to be able to have the use of my arms, legs, feet and all the other attendant body parts that connect and allow me to move.

Every time I see someone less able whether because of weight, injury, illness (mental or physical) I remember not to take it for granted. Each day I wake up able to move is a blessing.

What better way to show appreciation to God for the gift of my body and mind than to use them! I see women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s in the health club everyday working out.

I also see women much younger unable or unfortunately sometimes unwilling to walk to the end of the block.

God stir up the gifts in me and my sparkfriends!
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    Oh, it is so easy to take for granted all we have - thank you for helping me look at the oppportunity to Move as the gift that it really is. Great perspective!
    2410 days ago
    So glad I took time to read this. Big AMEN to this awesome blog. We have so much to be thankful for. The blessing of being able to move is definately one of them.

    Thank you for sharing with us.
    2410 days ago
    What a great blog! I read a quote in Runners World magazine, I don't remember who said it, or the exact wording, but she said when she thought she couldn't run any farther, she thought of those who would love to run but can't, and she runs farther and faster, for them!
    2411 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I heartily agree with each and every grateful word you wrote. AMEN, sparkly sister, AMEN! Often, what gets me out of bed very early in the morning (5ish) to exercise in the cold and dark, is the gratitude that I CAN get out of bed, without any assistance. I may be sore but I will be much more sore if I don't move. I hope lots of Sparklers read this. I wish lots of people, period, would read this - it's very good. emoticon
    2411 days ago
    Thanking & praising Him always for everything! God bless & enjoy everyday! Dee
    2411 days ago
    Using our gifts to show Him we appreciate them, ugh, I'd be grateful for the reminder but for the pang of guilt for the perpetual seat warming I've been guilty of this week.
    Kudos on the reminder!
    2411 days ago
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