(For the first 12 and an intro to this post, go here)
13. Acupuncture. About three years after a year of physical therapy, pain medications, chiropractor appointments and conversations with surgeons, one session with my acupuncturist allowed me to lift my leg off the ground more than three inches for the first time in almost a year. My back only goes funky 1-2 times a year now because of her. I can’t tell you why it works,it just does.
14. Being a vegetarian. A decision for my health 20 years ago has turned into a spiritual path for me that I learn from constantly.
15. Not being that kind of vegetarian who doesn’t think it’s hilarious that my friends constantly post pictures and jokes about bacon on my FB wall.
16. Songwriters. I am profoundly grateful to the many talented songwriters out there who put words to music that resonate with my heart, my soul, my very being.
17. The Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald – My younger daughter has recently discovered the joys of reading to herself thanks to this series. She’s amazes herself every time she finishes a new book.
18. The internet. Seriously, how cool is it that we have the ability to look up any random piece of information at any time? My sleep cycle thanks you.
19. Wool socks, alpaca anything, flannel sheets and long underwear. I love staying warm in the winter.
20. Camping trips with groups of friends. Sitting around the fire at night as the kids fall asleep.
21. Smart, creative board games and their developers. Thank you for giving me more than mind-numbing Candyland and Monopoly to play with my girls.
22. My best friend. We bonded over candy corn fangs our freshman year of college and have laughed and cried our way through life together.
23. Meditation. I’m inconsistent and my brain only quiets for momentary flashes even in the best sessions. But I truly believe meditation has helped change my life for the better.
24. Writing. Many days I want to poke a spoon in my eyes just for other stimulation than staring at the blank screen. Writing is hard and arduous and often leaves me in a state of self-doubt. But when I am not writing, I am thinking about writing. When it goes well, I feel a true sense of accomplishment. And, no matter the quality of my writing sessions, I am always glad to have written.
25. You. I am always amazed to look at my blog posts and find out that people have read what I’ve published. I fully realize that is the exact point of blogging and I let people know every time I publish a new post, but still…The thrill of knowing that others are out there reading what I’ve written happens every time I post. So seriously and completely, thank you for showing up here and taking the time to share in my little corner of the world. I am truly blessed.
This is day 30 of the 30 day National Blog Posting Month Challenge.