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

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

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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