It is delighting in this:
Now until 6 weeks ago, I had never been in a Sauna. I did some research and there is some preliminary data stating that the heat from a sauna and/or hot tub can help with muscle/bone pain. Since chemotherapy I had been experiencing horrible joint stiffness/bone pain. I am excited to share that since I have become more routine with my physical activity and indulging in hot tub and sauna...the pain has significantly decreased.
Typically while in the sauna, I just rest my eyes and relax quietly. Last week, though, God had a surprise party waiting for me at my weekly retreat. My surprise was meeting Margie. This delightful and inspirational woman is one of those people that you meet once, but remember forever. Margie has been taking swimming lessons for the last year as she was very frightened of the deep water. She excitedly shared with me that with every lesson she has developed more confidence. I also learned (now this is the so cool part) that every year since she was 40, Margie has set a new goal. One year it might be to learn how to play piano. The next year to take an adventurous trip. Another time it might be to try Zumba or Pilate's, learn more about computers, or take a foreign language class. One year her goal was to volunteer for a year with a certain community organization.
Isn't this one of the best things you have heard? One thing....that's it....after she has met the one goal/achievement...than she makes new one thing.
So.....my one thing this year: to increase my physical stamina!
Question: Do you treat yourself to something special every week? If so, care to share?
Or what could be the one thing you want to accomplish in 2012?