Nov 2, 2013

30 days of thanks: mobility


Day 2 of the 30 days of thanks challenge. I am thankful for a lot of things in my life, however, this morning I thought of something to be thankful for that a lot of us take way too much for granted.

This morning we were working on some of the not so fun parts of owning a farm: clean up. As I was walking around in the chilly air surrounded by mud and wet grass cleaning up some scrap metal with my husband, father in law and granny, I found myself appreciating the fact that I am able bodied to do this kind of work. There are so many people in the world that are not physically able to get up and move around. There are also so many people in the world that are able to work and move around but choose not to. It's sad, but I know more elderly people who use their mobility more than some people from our younger generations. My husband's 86 year old grandpa uses his mobility like a boss. He still chops wood, wrenches on machinery, drives and works in his garden. 

So today, I am thankful for mobility. 

Mobility is an important part of my day every day. From cooking in the kitchen, taking a shower on my own, doing laundry, cleaning the house, walking to my vehicle, driving my vehicle, making my bed, carrying things upstairs, working on my landscaping, hugging my husband and chasing my silly kitties. I take so many of these things for granted along with the fact that I am able to do them all on my own. 

Dancing with my little brother on my wedding day
I couldn't imagine my life without mobility. I know that it can be lost in a matter of a split second. So many of the things I enjoy doing in life couldn't be done without it. 

2 comments:

  1. Such a great one - I take this for granted so much!

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  2. Such an easy one to take for granted but I am appreciating more as my parents age.

    (& welcome to Indiana women bloggers group!)

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