Today, I am grateful for the following:
I am well aware that this seems like a very disjointed list, but I’m giving myself permission to relax and just jot down what comes to me.
Technology: Ready for the flow of thought on this one? I was thinking it would be cool to come up with a different title format for the 7 day gratitude challenge. I had this thought while cleaning out my laptop bag. I found a instruction manual in my bag for a bike computer. It was a cute size, and I started flipping through it. It’s written in perhaps four or five languages. I looked back to my laptop, realized I was working on my gratitude post, and wondered how to say ‘gratitude, day two’ in french. I opened a new page and started looking around google. I found the answer, wasn’t sure, an emailed a friend to ask for help. My phone buzzed, I looked at a text, entered an order I received from Twitter & sent a snap chat to my kids. Technology is at the center of so much. I am thankful for the potential it offers us to experience the world in ever-changing ways.
Health: I could go on for pages about this one. It’s hard not to think about health as my family and I spend more and more time on our bikes, training for the PMC. Each time I hear of someone fighting cancer, MS, Parkinson’s, etc, I feel like I’ve been punched. Literally – the wind momentarily knocked out of my system. I am frightened by what is happening to so many…SO MANY…people. I used to feel angry about it in a real fired-up way. Now, my head is down, my feet are pedaling, and I cannot help but pray for good health for each & every one of us.
Coffee: On a lighter note, I will round out today’s list with one of my favorite accessories: coffee. Do I need to elaborate?