DAY 228 Honest Scrap Part 5
Today was a tough morning. I woke up in a lot of back pain, and with a lousy attitude. I had to "thank around the world and back" to reign in that attitude! By the time I got to "I'm thankful I wasn't born in poverty in India..." I started to get some perspective. Sigh. Some mornings I actually have to practice what I preach... ha ha ha.
Yesterday I was thinking about childhood memories, some not so happy... I'm glad for today's topic, I need a good dose of happy!
Today I choose to focus on those wonderful memories I have from growing up.
So, here is another installment for the Honest Scrap Award, given to me by Chris, at a Deliberate Life, and Karen, at Fitness: A Journey Not a Destination.
The Ten Best List, Part 5:
5. Best Return to Childhood Moment:
When I was around 9 years old, we went on "The Big Trip." My Mom packed us three younger kid (me, my sister, and my brother) into our old black and white station wagon, and off we went.
We camped along the way, learning to put up our new tent the first night in the dark. We spent a couple of weeks siteseeing about 5 states, and visiting relatives. Here are some of my favorites that I remember to this day:
The Painted Desert in Arizona
The Petrified Forest
The Grand Canyon
Arizona ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings
A Native-American pow wow
A prairie dog town
And there were donkey rides, lightening storms, Yosemite Park, Old Faithful, aunts and uncles, my first visit to a real outhouse... on and on.
My favorite, though, was Carlsbad Caverns, in New Mexico.
At that young age I was unaware of my Cherokee heritage, or would have appreciated more of The Big Trip.
But I have so many wonderful memories from the The Big Trip! I could fill several blog posts... so I'd better stop now. ;-)
From Dr Phil's book: "Are your thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes moving you closer to what you want?"
My verse for today: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."
My quote for today: "You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in." Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss)