Hi Journal & Friends!
Included on my new Checklist is a daily leg stretching routine. Due to several reasons, my legs, at the hips and knees, don't straighten out all the way. I had a physical therapist tell me that with persistance, there is the possibility of getting them straighter. It's hard to walk when you are crinked over like a pretzel! So I am motivated... but I think I had doubts, and some of that old "what's the use" mentality.
So, I have included a daily stretching routine this year! My mini-goal is that at the end of 2011, I be looking back at the year, excited at how Limber I have become. :-)
Yesterday I was standing at the side of my bed and when I leaned over onto it to start my stretches... the bed made a muffled "Mmmmpht!" And then, under the electric blanket, a lump moved. I pulled back the corner of the blanket, and a sleepy black and white face popped up!
Vevie (rhymes with Stevie) had decided she was chilly, and somehow managed to crawl up under the blankets. No wonder I hadn't seen her all afternoon... she had been snug as a bug in a rug!
Moral of story: where there is a will, there is a way (or as Les Brown says, Shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you'll land among the stars).
From Dr Phil's book: "Having specific, carefully mapped out, vividly envisioned goals is an absolute requirement for success."
My verse for today: "...let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield."
My quote for today: "By God's grace, and my will..." --Mother Teresa
Enjoy the Journey,