One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


STOP! What are you grateful for at this very moment?

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A few days ago I posted this message on twitter and Facebook

STOP! just for a second and look around. What are you grateful for at this very moment?

The responses were heartfelt.

  • Heather said, "My toddler is currently making me flashcards to help me study for my chemistry exam."
  • Ann, "Healthy, happy family!"
  • Amber added, "My family! They always find a way to make me smile."
  • Carla had a double, "That my legs just took me up Half Dome for the second time! Also that my husband, 120lbs lighter was able to do it with me."
  • And one of my favorites by Noli, "Everything!!!!!! :)"

I could go on and on. They all put a smile on my face.

But there was one thing I noticed about each and every response. Not one was about how they looked or what kind of body they had. I’m going to guess that very few people, even ones we may think are all skinny and perfect, are overly grateful for their physical traits.

Sure you may say things like, "I love my straight hair" or "Thank God I’m tall."

But when someone asks you what you are truly grateful for, the physical things aren’t what first come to mind. Are they?


Because guess what..

They don’t matter as much as we think they do.

So… STOP! And think about it.

What are you grateful for at this very moment?

Leave a comment

I’d love to hear your story or thoughts on mine.

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There are 26 comments so far.

    Becky Perry

    June 30, 2011

    My 15 month old, new-to-me, kidney! :) I think about it quite often through the day.


    June 30, 2011

    The sunshine and birds singing to me this morning, my family’s health, marrying a wonderful man, and this sweet post that sparked these thoughts in the first place :)


    June 30, 2011

    I am thankful for the little guy growing inside of me right now. It took us three years, lots of blood, sweat, tears, money and losing two other babies, but this one looks like a keeper and should hopefully be here in November.


    June 30, 2011

    I am so grateful to be running along a gorgeous rail trail on such a beautiful day. I just stopped to take a little break and I’m looking at a peaceful scene of farms and field. So lucky to be healthy and have a wonderful, healthy family. Thanks Roni. I need to do this more often.


    June 30, 2011

    I am grateful for the amazing support of my blog readers. Today I even got a private email from someone who rarely comments to support me in a big personal challenge I’m facing. Warm fuzzies:)


    June 30, 2011

    It’s almost Friday.

    KCLAnderson (Karen)

    June 30, 2011

    I am grateful for so much, but right this minute I am grateful to my grandson who helped me relearn a lesson (so I caught myself sooner).

    I am grateful for the music of Bon Iver–I am telling you it is medicinal!


    June 30, 2011

    I am grateful for my boyfriend who tried to cheer me up last night and prepped our bikes for a bike ride even though I was feeling glum and lazy. It was a good night!

    Emily Fowler

    June 30, 2011

    That I am safe- That the two young thugs in ski masks at the gas station yesterday (yes, I’m serious) weren’t successful in their attempt to attack another group of teen guys (and didn’t hurt anyone else) and that the police came very quickly when I called.


    June 30, 2011

    great post! Made me a little teary!


    June 30, 2011

    I’m grateful that, after two years of unemployment, I have a job I enjoy and I’m helping to provide for my family!

    Donna Y

    June 30, 2011

    Love this! I think an “attitude of gratitude” is so important for a healthy life. I do “Thankful Thursdays” every week on my FB status, posting a few things I’m thankful for that week and inviting others to post, too. :)


    June 30, 2011

    Im greatful that my body allowed me to give my husband two beautiful little girls when so many other people struggle to have one.

    Lisa H.

    June 30, 2011

    I am grateful to be a stay at home mom.

    Love this post. I can honestly say everything!


    June 30, 2011

    The strength of my husband…I have had a really bad week and he has been my cheerleader, he came and took me for ice cream earlier. I am also working late tonight and he is coming to sit with me for a while. I love him so he is my best friend.


    June 30, 2011

    Very true. Thanks for giving us something to think about.


    June 30, 2011

    I am grateful for my husband for giving me my greatest joys ever, my two boys and for allowing me to be able to stay home with them. Life is good.

    Mary Nell

    June 30, 2011

    Lovely! And the responses truly touch my heart. I’m so grateful for my life–my two darling girls, my amazing husband, a job I love, and my wonderful Jesus who gives me hope for an eternal life that is even more phenomenal.


    July 1, 2011

    This post…for reminding me that I have nothing in the world to complain about right now. Thanks for the kick in the butt this morning. I WILL enjoy my 4 loud kiddies running around the house and I will be thankful that they are healthy enough to be loud :)


    July 1, 2011

    That my daughter is home safe and sound after living in Spain for 10 months!

    Kris @Krazy_Kris

    July 2, 2011

    My friends :D


    July 3, 2011

    That I got the courage up to speak to my boyfriend last night about some things that were bothering me. We cried together and supported each other and are feeling better about where we are heading now.


    July 5, 2011

    my children and my first grandchild on the way.


    July 6, 2011

    Great post…way to keep us focused on the things that really matter.

    To answer the question, at this very moment I am grateful that my hubby is picking up dinner on his way in from work. I couldn’t bear the thought of another night of baked chicken!