30DT: Day 22

Day 22:


Today, I'm grateful for a healthy body.

Sure, it's got its foibles, and now that I'm thirty there are things that aren't quite the same as they used to be. But I'm still powerful in so many ways. Here are a few things I'm thankful for:

Hands that hold on while crossing the street. That chop vegetables and shape dough. That smooth hair and wipe away tears. That pick up that binky for the eighth time this morning.

Legs that walk and run and climb stairs. That boogie during Zumba. That hoof it through the rain while walking kids to school. That bend and stretch and climb in and out of the car over and over.

Arms that carry babies. That heft grocery bags and purses and diaper bags. That hug my honey.

Eyes that give me freedom to move in the world. Sure they need contacts or glasses, but they're still eyes that let me drive to visit family. That relish in golden fall leaves. That spot the first flakes of snow that pelt our sidewalk. That watch Annie dance and spin in circles.

Ears that hear so much, all at once. The cry of my baby, the holler of kids home from school, the whir of the washing machine, the slosh of the dishwasher, the patter of rain on the rooftop. The music of Christmas and every other season.

There are certainly more parts to be grateful for. How about you? What did you do with your body today?