water

My swimming poem

I started this poem in my head while I was swimming this morning and decided to finish it when I got home. I should probably get a life. Winking

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I wake up early and put on my suit.
I eat cereal and peanut butter, and drink coffee to boot.

I dip my toes in the water. I slip on my cap.
I suction my goggles and start my first lap.

The water feels good and I feel strong.
I know the pool is where I belong.

Butterfly, breaststroke, and free.
Backstroke is what steals my glee.

I take a sip of water. I fix my cap.
This is no time for a quick nap.

Off I go, in my own world.
Inside my head, thoughts always swirl.

This is my time to sort out problems and pray.
It’s something I look forward to almost every day.

Sometimes I think about life decisions.
Or how to cook tonight’s chicken.

Lap after lap, I go and go.
Even when the outside world is filled with snow.

The water is often choppy.
My flip turns are always sloppy.

I swim. I pull, and I kick.
Even though I don’t go very quick.

I know I smell like chlorine.
It’s okay that my hair turns green.

I have my swimming friends, and they understand.
They know that this sport will always be my jam.

My arms slide through the water like butter.
I cough and spit a huge hocker into the gutter.

One last set. I’m almost done.
I finally see the morning sun.

It’s time to warm down and start my day.
I always enjoy my time of play.

I love this sport because it’s so fun.
Especially when I’m all done.

Swimming is for me and I’m for it.
I’m pretty sure I’ll never quit.

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Giving thanks for food

I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; 
   I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17

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I love that Bible verse! Yesterday I was reading my church’s weekly newsletter and my preacher wrote about how we should give thanks every single day instead of just 1 day a year (Thanksgiving). As I was reading the newsletter, I was sitting in my cozy kitchen surrounded by my family, enjoying a warm bowl of soup. So, I decided to make this post a foodie post cause I’m pretty thankful for all the meals/food/drinks I get to enjoy on a daily basis! So … without further ado: Split pea soup in a duck bowl? Cool cool. My mama’s homemade meatballs!Luna bar while heading to classCinnamon apple muffin with a granola toppingLentil soupBurnt eggplant, spinach, and snap peasScrambled eggsSliced red pepperHot chocolateGingerbread spice tea (I have to add tons of sugar to this because the flavor is so strong! I really want to find the Sugar Cookie flavor & Candy Cane Lane but I can’t seem to find them in stores.)Chicken stir fry

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I don’t often realize it, but food is a big part of each day because you need to eat at least 3 meals a day. I really take for granted the fact that I have access to fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, an oven, refrigerator, clean water, etc. I just wanted to post this to remind myself how blessed I really am. God is good 🙂

[I’m considering doing a little mini series of posts about things I am thankful for.. up next? Probably family!]

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Do you ever take clean water/fresh food for granted? 

What do you think about a “thankful series” of posts?