Training my eyes to see beauty in unexpected places. Standing stones in the midst of rapidly flowing water. The coursing water speaks to me of the unwanted hard places of life, when entire seasons flow mercilessly out of control. And there in the midst of the chaos stands a defiant pile of stones as a testimony to grace.
Since ancient days, standing stones have served as memorials of thanksgiving, testimonies of deliverance. I have seen them before and they always captivate me.
Yet, it’s placement is jarring to me. I expect such a memorial to be placed by the water’s edge, close to the soothing pool that comes after the tumultuous flow. But these stones rise up out of the chaos and declare the builder’s thanks for having come this far.
The builder’s journey is not complete, there are many more fast moving waterfalls clearly visible up ahead. And yet, this moment of thanks. We don’t have to wait until all of life is settled and in order before stopping to build a memorial of grace and thanksgiving for having come this far. Perhaps our standing stones are prayers of thanksgiving, or the lighting of a candle. A special meal lovingly prepared or a fresh bouquet of flowers to grace the table. Perhaps our stones are just a moment of pause to be still amidst the swirl and receive. Receive grace and love, and yes, even peace from the hand of God. #hope #chronichope #keepon #keepgoing #keepthefaith #t1d #diabetestype1 #t1dmom #t1dmomma #type1mom #t1dstrong #type1warrior #type1diabetes #t1dlife #godisgood #godsgrace #peace #peaceinthechaos #standingstones
Have you ever taken a moment to watch children in a playground? They run around with sheer delight, curiously exploring their environment. They hang from bars, climb on things, crawl through tunnels, swing through the air, slide, tumble, fall, and balance. Think back to when you were a child, when a playground was happiness and exercise was something you did automatically. Now think about your life as an adult, when was the last time you sat on a swing, climbed a pole or walked on a balance beam?
When did life become so serious that we stopped all the fun, and exercise became this dreaded thing that we just had to do.
I know this may not be true for everyone but I am pretty sure a large percentage of people can relate to that statement. As we age the one thing we lose is our ability to balance and to remain flexible. Years of sitting down, hunched over the computer or slumped in our lounge chairs have created a less than optimal body for health. Did you know that to simply walk you need to be able to balance on one leg. Think about it. When you walk, one leg has to come off the ground to be put in front of the other and that requires core strength, flexibility and balance.
Older people shuffle because they have lost the confidence and ability to balance on one leg. Health and happiness go hand in hand. It's pretty hard to remain happy when your body keeps letting you down. That’s why you need to do everything in your control to keep healthy. Here are my favorite ways to exercise that don’t feel like exercise: walking, dancing, playing with kids, hiking, and even cleaning the house. You can definitely visit a playground in your area and get creative! ;)
In other words, do anything that gets you up and moving.
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#memory #meme #childhood #playfullearning #toplay #beplayful #playgroynd #площадка #фитнес #challenge #first #execute #noexuses #getcreative #transform #goingback #ppl #swingset #walkaway #keepon #juststart #dosomething #beactive #вперед
Woche 4 startet heute! Ich kann so viel verraten, es ist Halbzeit. Somit wisst ihr, dass das Programm 6 Wochen geht! 💪🏿
Die ersten drei Wochen sind ganz gut vergangen und man gewöhnt sich schnell an alles. Fortschritte sind schon ersichtlich, aber Fotos gibt es erst am Ende 😎 Durch Kontinuität, Geduld und Disziplin lässt sich einiges erreichen. #Nevergiveup
Werde euch die nächsten 3 Wochen mehr berichten und auch mal posten was es so zu essen gibt. 😉 Es macht echt Spaß zu sehen wie sich der Körper langsam verselbständigt und alles quasi von alleine funktioniert ✌🏿😃 Irgendwann kommt der Punkt an dem alles zum Selbstläufer wird 💪🏿😊 Also dann, auf die letzten 3 Wochen!! 😎💪🏿
#keepgoing #focus #cleaneating #muscles #keepon #keepthefaith #fitness #programm #6wochen #kontinuität #disziplin #motivation #icandoit #sayajinmode #beastmode
Surprising things you should know about E.R .. 1- We are efficient, but we can’t do everything from the ER. Not everything can be ordered and performed from the ER. Some tests, like MRIs, are of extremely limited availability, if at all, from the ER. We are trained for evaluating whether you have a medical emergency or issue that requires you to be admitted or have an urgent procedure. Once we have determined this, we need to pass your care along to the next provider to help you with your medical needs from there.
2. We are primarily there for emergencies. This means that even though almost 50 percent of medical care is provided in the ER, not all of that care is emergent. Triage nurses are trained to help prioritize which people are most likely to be having a medical emergency over the people who are not. If you are not having a medical emergency, you may have to wait until we tend to those that are. This is frustrating, but you will appreciate it the day you or your loved one is the one with the emergency, and we drop everything to take care of you.
3. Your doctor may have sent you to the ER, but what we recommend may not be what they sent you for. People are sent to the ER because their problem cannot be adequately evaluated by phone. So even though your provider thought you might need lab work, an X-ray or in-person consultation with an orthopedist, they have not seen you. After we evaluate you, your needs may end up being very different.
4. We spend a lot of time sitting. We are required to enter a lot of electronic data. So, yes, you will see us sitting in front of the computer. A lot. We don’t like it any more than you do. We also do a lot of communicating with other providers all over the health care system, which means we are often talking to, waiting to talk to or trying to reach someone to talk to on the phone.This necessitates more sitting. This leads to our next ER truth …