May 3, 2007


I am thankful for this body.

Head to toe.

Wow...that sounds pretty vain.

Let me explain.

My body can NOT wear all the skinny-mini little fashions. The cutie pu-tu-te sundresses. I am happy if I can put on a pair of jeans in the morning and not feel fat in them. Come on...--- you know what I mean. I am thankful this body has not failed me. It has been doing LOTS of overtime. I have been using it HARD lately. I am getting all the flower beds ready for planting in 2 weeks. The kitchen herb garden soil turned over. Plants divided, Veggie garden soil turned and compost tilled in. Not to mention the tree pruning and many..many other projects. Oh.....and moving rocks seems to be a constant thing. There is still much more to do.....but every morning I am able to get out of bed.
Thank you JESUS!!!!


Denise said...

God loves you just the way you are, which is beautiful.

Crystal said...

I know exactly what you mean....I have had the same kind of projects! I always say if it doesn't hurt it doesn't work!

Unknown said...

That was cool...because, no matter how we look, what size we are, or how well it still functions...God did give us our bodies, and they serve us well, don't they? What a marvel He made when He created human beings!!

Thanks for sharing!!

By the grace of God ... said...

Amen! I am thankful for mine too -- as imperfect (in my eyes!) that it is! This body will be working in the garden once all this rain slows down. Blessings!

Grandparents Corner said...

Wow you've been busy. Come do my yard next? It's going to be beau-ti-ful!!! Hugs, Bonnie

on the Rock said...

Yeah, I keep wondering if my gardening pains are normal lately too. Thank you for sharing.

God Bless, Betty

Halfmoon Girl said...

Great post- I can relate!

eph2810 said...

I agree with you--I too am thankful that I can still get out of bed every morning, without too much trouble (I might over-sleep *grin*). Cool that you get your garden ready. I love fresh herbs :) - I need to plant some basil and parsley.

Thank you for sharing with us your thankful heart this week.

Be blessed today and always.

Full of Grace said...

What a great thing to be thankful for! I am usually very grumbly about myself, so how refreshing to read about someone being thankful for themselves! Thanks also for swinging in, and hope to see you next Thurs.

Diane Viere said...

You are a crazy woman! Oh--what I really meant to say is...

You are an inspiration!

I barely get the grocery shopping done...and you're turning soil for herbs! Phew!

Still, you are so right, whether we buy our products....or grow them...we need our body!

Great thankful list!


Praise and Coffee said...

Amen sister!

Reminds me...I saw a guy on TV today that does all the botox treatments for women and himself- he looked ridiculous.
I can take the wrinkles- but who wants to walk around looking surprised every where they go?

I've earned these "laugh lines" I'm going to wear them proud- can I get an AMEN?!

Anonymous said...

Our health is truly a gift! I am thankful for mine as well! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

I appreciated this! We are beautiful because God created us! And this post inspires me to want to strive to take better care of a bit healthier, exercise more...sometimes I take it for granted, and I don't want to do that!
Thank you for helping me to remember this - and to be more handles and all! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Monkey Giggles,

I want to tell you that God had me praying for you yesterday.. Last night in the middle of the night.

Love your site. Will be back.

Anonymous said...

When it comes down to it, that's all that really matters!

An Island Life

Sallie said...

AMEN, for that!! I love gardening but without my dad around I just don't seem to do so well. I will be glad to visit them in the summer and hopefully take some work off of my parents...

God bless,