I joined a gym as part of my New Year's Resolutions this year. So did a lot of other people.
It was pretty crowded there a few weeks ago. Not so much now.
From my perch on the treadmill, I noticed there seem to be two kinds of people at the gym each morning: those who love their bodies and those who hate their bodies.
The apathetic people typically to stay at home.
As we round the bend into February, I've noticed that the people with the most staying power seem to fall into the "love their bodies" group. You can see it in the way they stretch and move. I can almost hear the cells of their bodies whispering back at them... "Thanks for this. I love you, too."
• What if we take a break from judging our bodies and take the time to notice how remarkable it is?
• What if every meal, every movement, every moment of mindfulness offers us the opportunity to express our love for each of the 37 trillion cells that make up who we are?
• What if instead of criticizing our bodies, we say 'thank you" for the gift of Life that it gives us each day??
The tragic death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, his beautiful daughter, and 7 others this week is a sobering reminder of the impermanence of our human experience.
What if we remember to say "thank you" to Life a little more often?
With Love and appreciation,
Author of "What If It All Goes RIGHT?"
P.S. I took this week's "What If" Wednesday idea very literally. today. Check out my "thank you" card and share your own!