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365 Moments Of Gratitude: Thankful For Hot Water


As silly as it may sound, I’m tremendously thankful for hot water. Truth be told, I’m thankful for any kind of water. However, there is something healing and soothing on aches and pains / sore muscles that hot water makes feel so much better.

Yesterday, I went back to the YMCA (first time since the tumor removal) and took it easy. I did not want to pull out the stitches or otherwise cause damage/pain. Taking it easy or not, my muscles are letting me know I made them work! It’s the kind of pain that feels good – knowing you’ve done something! Even still, I love the soothing feeling of nice, hot water!


365 Moments Of Gratitude: Thankful for the YMCA


Today will be the first time I’ve gone back to the YMCA since I had the tumor removed. The stitches are still there, but it seems to be healing nicely. I will be taking it easy, but need to continue my quest of healthier living and a greater level of fitness.

I am grateful for the YMCA. Our local YMCA is an amazing place, and truly a community. There are people from all walks of life, and all stages of fitness ability. I’m grateful for a place to belong, and somewhere that welcomes you as you are, and helps you on your fitness journey. It means a lot that someone is there with you every step of the way – always available to answer questions or give you direction.

Thank you YMCA for promoting an atmosphere for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The community and atmosphere that is available makes healthy life change not only a possibility, but a reality.