Bliss Diary – July 4, 2015

I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free. –Rosa Parks

Happy Independence Day, America!!

American flag flying in the wind

Nutrition:
morning delight
16 oz green juice
big green goddess salad with nori sheets
chocolate delish muffins
lemonade (lemons, stevia, sparking mountain valley water)

Meditation: 15 minutes + 45 minute napitation

Movement:
30 minute cruise around town exploring with E
45 minute walk + family adventure to park
15 minute myofascial release on foam roller before bed

Body Goodness: My immune system is definitely working it. I am pretty sure it’s fighting a sty that looks to be forming on my eye. I’ve had this happen a few times over the years. Hoping it will ease quickly and easily. Other than that I am feeling good in my body.

Mind/Heart/Spirit Goodness: Freedom. I am grateful for all of the men and women who’ve made it possible for me to have the life I have today. The courage and commitment is astonishing. Today was about celebrating freedom,  independence and the legacy that was created by our Founding Fathers. I felt a deep sense of gratitude for the freedom I experience every single day. We are truly blessed. I honor all of those that have powerfully taken a stand to make that a reality.

Gratitude & Appreciation: I am grateful for my Mom and Dad. Today is the day they were both born. I am grateful they gave me life. I am grateful for all of the love and support they’ve given me. I am grateful for all the long (+ frequent) chats I’ve had with my Mama. She’s been my best friend and has always believed in me. I am grateful for all the hours my Dad invested in helping me become the athlete I wanted to be. He always made time to practice with me. And, I think I’ve made him proud with how I’ve lived my life – even if he wondered about my path sometimes. 🙂 I am grateful for all the games they went to all over the country to support me. I am grateful for my Mom’s passion, energy, enthusiasm and creativity. I am grateful for my Dad’s groundedness, persistence and his rock solid support. These values have been instilled in me as I mother my own child. I now know the great commitment it takes to be a parent. I am grateful for all they’ve given me.

Final thoughts…It was a simple, sweet and good family day. We rested, ate good food, read books and played outside. It was ordinary yet extraordinary, as most days are. I’ve found I really enjoy simple normal days. The joy, gratitude and presence can bubble up more easily in the simplicity. I like that. 🙂

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