Friday, February 22, 2013

More Graditude

Originally, I had a post written out and ready to publish about this week's emotion: feeling misunderstood when it comes to my eating disorder, but I think I will save that for another week. After taking a morning walk in last night's fresh layer of snow, I changed my mind.

This morning I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and was feeling irritated with the week's events, but a scenic morning walk seemed to heal my soul. Instead of feeling misunderstood, I suddenly feel grateful, like my previous post. Once again, I'm going to refer back to my "I Need A Break" post and use one of the strategies listed to take care of myself- taking a walk.

This wasn't a walk an unhealthy walk, my motive was not to burn calories. I simply needed to get outside and experience something greater than myself. With a few fresh inches of the white fluffy stuff, I knew this would be a good way to clear my head. 

This is a fairly simple post, but I can't say enough about how something as small as feeling grateful can change everything. Yes, some weeks are harder than others, but I am finally learning to see the importance of paying attention to all of the beauty that is still around us. What are you grateful for today?



  1. I love this post! Partly because I can really identify with it - I am a walker too.
    You said how 'experiencing something greater than yourself' had a therapeutic effect, you make such a good point. And gratitude is powerful stuff too, such a gentle emotion, such far-reaching effects. Glad you had a good day.

    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! You're right, it is such a gentle emotion, but it can be so powerful. I hope you have a great day today as well. :)