A blog by Estelle D.
I am thankful for all my blessings, and there are many – each day is a Think on Thankfulness Day because when Thankfulness is “front of mind”, everywhere one looks they find something, in fact many things, for which to be thankful. Years ago my husband bought me a fridge magnet which says, When I count my blessings, I count you twice, and indeed there are many blessings of life which we should count twice.
Choosing to be thankful might not change the world, terrible things might still happen, but it will change the way you view the world and that will make a difference. I am sure you know of the law of attraction which says we attract into out lives the things in which we invest our energy. Can you imagine your world filled with gratitude and thankfulness and that attracting just more and more for which to be thankful? It works. give it a try.
I am ever so thankful for my legs. Legs come in all shapes, sizes and shades. A man once told me that good legs were legs that could fulfill the purpose for which they were designed and that is to enable us to move from point A to point B and for this legs are a one size fits all. Perhaps we spend too much time worrying about how legs look rather than being thankful for what legs can do.
Anyway, I love my legs and I love what they allow me to do -they allow me to walk. Now walking, as any health practitioner will tell you is wonderful for health and well-being. It is said that if walking was a pill, everyone would want to take it, which says a lot for the general eagerness to pop a pill rather than make a choice which is good for us but requires some action. Hippocrates famously said that walking is Man’s best medicine. Another quote of his states, If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another one.
Pretty good advice and can you image the benefit to our society if this advice was heeded? Rather than the road rage and domestic violence which is a scourge to our communities, everyone could be out walking, improving their attitude and their health. There are all types of walking, and the best part is you get to choose what style suits you. There is no wrong way to walk.
I am aware that for reasons beyond their control there are persons who are unable to walk. This in no way makes them less of a person and as Christopher Reeve said, Some people are walking around with full use of their bodies and they are more paralysed than I am. It is the people who can walk but choose to stay paralysed I urge to get out and go for a walk! In our school library there was a quote attributed to Mark Twain, The person who won’t read has no advantage over the one who can’t read. So I am going to just rejig this quote a little and leave you with this thought;
The person who won’t walk has no advantage over the person who can’t walk.
See you on the pavement.