Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thankful Thought 3

  1. My Cuba book arrived. Wonderful.
  2. I've ordered 2 canvases: Photos #1 and 3 - I'll switch them out of the grouping for some variety. I'll post a photo once they arrive.
  3. June is Bike Month.
I only chose professions for the first 5 months this year, but when I cycled passed a sign that read "June is bike month" I found my focus for this sixth month. My sister has organized a 'cycling relatives' group: my mom, dad, sister-in-law, her and I. We try to cycle in the river valley twice a week. I have it the easiest because I'm not a senior citizen, nor do I have to drag a child along behind me. I know that gives me an unfair advantage butt I still quite enjoy waiting for them to catch up to speedy me. Haha. Cycling reminded me that getting out to enjoy nature makes me happy. And it's been super fun visiting with my family more regularly.

On June 10th, for our 17th anniversary, my husband and I packed up our bikes, picked up a picnic supper at one of our favorite restaurants, and headed to our city's gorgeous river valley. We rode our bikes to a spot with a gorgeous view of said river, enjoyed our picnic (complete with sticky toffee pudding. Drool.) and then went for a bike ride with that super awesome evening sun reminding us of how good life is.

On June 13th, my friend organized a morning for the Kayaking Kraycees at a lovely little pond that is about a 20 minute car ride from my house. I figured that I could get there faster by bike. I checked out the route with the helpful satellite map and rode my bike BY MYSELF on a route that I'd never been on before. THAT is as adventurous as I get, people. And it felt so gooooooooood!

My 3rd thankful thought is that I was able to so thoroughly enjoy this morning:
  • physically - how blessed am I to be able to pedal a bike, and to feel the sun on my skin?!?
  • visually - one of the reasons that I love winter is because it helps me to enjoy the beauty of summer
  • socially - so thankful for a friend who organized an awesome morning around sharing her kayaks
  • emotionally - my body was so full of positive energy that there was no room for anything else
  • auditorily - I arrived before the others and just sat by the still water enjoying the call of those red-wing blackbirds!
  • mentally - it is so rewarding to accomplish something challenging! 
Photo courtesy of Jeanette, featuring Julie.


    Julie said...

    Great post! And thanks for the guest appearance on your awesome blog! The lighting looks super great in that shot.

    Heather Landry said...

    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you very much for visiting my blog on the Jessica Sprague blog hop. You're welcome back any time! I have lots of free digital template freebies and I love making new friends. Thanks again, Heather

    P.S. Your photography is really stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us.