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?