Thankful Thursday – Post 26
I don’t dwell on the past … it’s gone and can’t be relived. But I am thankful for great memories and from time to time, I spend time reminiscing. Today, seven years ago … was the last full day I had without an injured body. It was a fun day in a string of almost-perfect days. (167 days to be exact) We were in California, 3,000 miles from our home in Pennsylvania on a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the country.
We wanted to do something ‘Hollywoodish’ while in that area. During the previous years I often ended my day with few laughs with Jay Leno. (before the Leno/Conan fiasco) So we went to a taping of The Tonight Show. Tickets were first-come first-serve, so we arrived early and were first in line. As the day progressed more people joined us. Personnel from the show made their appearance mid-afternoon and the process of going through security began. Then first-lady Laura Bush was Leno’s guest that day, so there were people with earpieces all around.
I was surprised how many people were involved in taping the show. People were all over the stage, but when the countdown for “action” was complete everyone was in place or off the set. It was fascinating to watch. The show was taped around 3PM, edited, then sent to New York for airing that evening.
After the taping, we picked up a pizza as we headed back to the campground, because who needs a fancy restaurant or food when you can enjoy this view from your lawn chairs?
If I could relive that day … here’s what I’d do differently.
- Marvel at my ‘perfect’ body that has no pain.
- Go for a run … thankfully I went for one the next morning pre-accident.
- Jumprope … though I’m active now, jumping up and down is one thing that causes pain in various places.
- Wear shorts or a skirt all day.
- Get the hell out of
I can’t change the past … so instead I think about what I’m thankful for:
Opportunities I’ve had
Mental photo albums that are beautiful, with every photo in place(unlike my real-life ones)
A few hours of alone time today … then driving to Baltimore
The beginning of Fitbloggin’ tonight.
I will savor my day … no one knows what tomorrow may bring. I will make every attempt to fully look, hear, smell, taste and feel. I will be aware, intentional and thankful.
What about you? Will you savor the day? Will you fully live? What are you thankful for today?