I made it to the beach! Going out to a beach my family enjoys, we had forgotten there is a short hike out to the beach from the car. Normally, this would not be a big deal at all. It was the longest walk I’ve done to that day while recovering.
Early in the dating years with my wife I bought Carl’s Jr. (Fast Food,) brought it to my house, lit some candles and invited her over. Candle light dinner! That was over twenty-five years ago.
Fast forward today, our kids set up a reenactment of that dinner.
While I was in my wheelchair I tried to get as much sun as I could. Thankful for the sun
And most of the time I had a cup of cacao with amazing herbal mushrooms (Lion’s Mane especially, because it helps so much with nerve damage.)
I know I keep saying this, but finding gratitude in the small things (to me) are equal, if not greater, than being grateful for the big things. Really, I strive to find gratitude in all things.
In the picture, I’m relaxing in the sun. Gratitude for the sun’s warmth, light and energy. It truly feeds life and healing.
I’ve had a few beards over the years, yet I typically keep a shaved face. I thought maybe I’d shave.
This was a big workout for me. The hand-eye coordination took a lot of focus and I forgot about all the funny faces I make to get the harder spots.
It is amazing to notice something that normally is so simple and unthought of, now takes much thought and effort.
I am grateful for the progress I’m making.
My physical therapist said, “In order to become a good walker, you must first be a good stander.”