Thursday, July 22, 2010

Walking and Breathing

I visited my chiropractor yesterday and got more relief from my pain. She also told me I can go out and walk - not run. It was so wonderful to get out this morning and witness the sunrise. The above photo was actually intended to be focused on birds - which you can't see. But I love the photo anyway. I wish you could smell what it was like out there.

I want to thank you for your prayers yesterday. I really believe they helped. I also got phone calls from lots of people who care about me. I need to focus on them and not on the people who have shown me they don't care about me. My sponsor keeps making this point to me, but I persist in trying to have relationships with people who have proven themselves to be cruel. You know what? I don't need to have cruel people in my life. It is that simple.

God is faithful, always there. I am the variable. He is not.

So, when it is like this, I need to break it down to the tiniest little things to relish, to enjoy, to thank God for.
  • The walk this morning was nearly overwhelming - it was so glorious.
  • I am about to get into the bathtub, I love that every single morning.
  • I have a long linen skirt to wear to work this morning, it is pretty and it feels nice.
  • The presentation went well yesterday.
  • I have an uncanny ability to put things together at the last moment - unfortunately, I have an uncanny inability to put them together ahead of time.
  • My running coach referred me to a wonderful chiropractor, I think I am going to get many problems with my back resolved for the first time in many years.
  • It may cost some money, but I can actually scrape it together.
  • I have many friends, and when I chose to, I can focus on them instead of who doesn't seem to appreciate my many fine qualities!
  • I have a homegroup that is still intact 26 years later where I can celebrate my birthday on Sunday... that is a rare blessing.
Thanks again for your prayers.


Mary LA said...

So glad to hear you are in less pain. Take care Mary Christine.

dAAve said...

All good.
That's good.

Syd said...

I am glad that you got some relief from the pain. I somehow knew that things would be okay for you. And I agree with you about friends.

Pam said...

I wish I could have taken that walk with you!
How awesome that God has put someone in your life that may have some healing powers for your back.
I prayed for your chiropractor yesterday that God would give her intuitive thoughts about what would help YOU specifically, because I've seen him make ordinary people--quite extrodinary.
So glad you got to get out....little cherry blossom