Happy Friday friends! It has been a good week. I say that simply to praise the Lord. I need to mindfully praise Him so much more. Truthfully, my week started off much the same as the previous two/three/six weeks. Despite my best efforts, winter has lately been getting the best of me…and I start cocooning. All the best intentions to get outside every day came to an abrupt halt and, well, winter is just not my friend. And the sun started shining. The snow melted. The temperatures rose. I met with friends. I laughed over meals that lingered too long and – just like that – I ended the week thinking, “it has been a good week.” Monday is somehow forgotten and I feel as if I stood from being curled on the couch for days (figuratively and perhaps a tad bit literally) and had the best full-body stretch!
It is no secret that I am not an exercise enthusiast. I think it would be wonderful to really enjoy running, doing pilates, or otherwise pushing my body physically. Some days, I try but even then I never exactly enjoy it. Which is disappointing. However, I enjoy stretching. I do several different stretches every morning – and I enjoy it! Stretching just feels great. It feels good in my stiff limbs and it feels good in my lower back. And, just as I instantly feel the benefit of stretching my body, it felt good this week to stretch my soul. To resist the inward pull to hibernate and to reconnect.
I know I will need to stretch again tomorrow. Stretch my mind, body, and soul. And that’s okay. Regular stretching. Daily stretching. It makes such a difference. I’m thankful for the reminder this week – just how good it feels. My five-minute thoughts (largely unedited and with no overthinking) on this week’s prompt at Five Minute Friday.