Thankfulness, Day One

Yesterday, Daisy suggested using the month leading to Thanksgiving as an opportunity to find gratitude and thanks in each day. I thought that was a great idea, so I'm joining in (that sounds so much nicer than "stealing the idea," doesn't it?! :D)

What am I thankful for today?

• My chiropractor. Yesterday was a wonderful day (see below), but moving tables, standing, and walking on a concrete floor for most of the day was hard on my hips. Worse, the pain referred down my leg to my knee and ankle. Serendipitously, my monthly appointment with my chiropractor was today! He fixed me right up; I could distinctly feel my SI joint move into its correct position. Dr. Dan is awesome!

• Yesterday was our non-profit's* big Red Tent event. A Red Tent is a safe space for women to tell their birth stories, resurrecting the oral traditions around birth. Additionally, we had a potluck meal, twenty-four vendors, and charity raffles that raised $300 for our designated charity, which is a "comprehensive housing program providing shelter, mentorship, resources, and guidance to homeless expectant mothers." It was a huge success, and I'm thankful both for the success of the day, and for the four women with whom this was planned. They knock my socks off in the best ways, and I'm so glad to know them!

*We aren't officially a non-profit yet, but we're working in that direction.


Daisy said...

Awesome! I'm so glad the Red Tent event went well yesterday.

And going to chiropracter just about saved Jon's life when he was struggling with that neck stuff. Glad to hear your feeling better.

Bright Sky Mom said...

We're thankful for chiropractors here too! I had scoliosis as a child and my dh was a gymnast in high school (lots of falls on the head/neck!).

The Red Tent event sounds great, I love to share birth stories!


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