This weekend we had some great family time at isaacs Boy Scout camp, we were able to meet (and hold) jen and mike’s baby Colton and I had a fun fantasy football draft on Sunday. So thankful for my family and friends!
Love this song! (Sorry for the cussing). I am truly grateful for my “occupation” because it truly feels like “Im on vacation every single day cuz I love my occupation.” 🙂
I am reading a great book “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.” It chronicles a long meeting between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama. It is just an awesome book that reminds us joy is up to us and the world needs our joy. One thing I read today really struck me “Everybody wants a happy life-and our individual happy life depends on a happy humanity.” That is one thing the Dalai Lama said.
Now, sometimes this isn’t totally true, because we need to choose to bring joy with us. However, when we choose to bring joy, and serve joy to those we interact with on a daily basis, that joy spreads (studies show how a simple smile is contagious and causes those whom you smile at to smile, and therefore their body secretes the “happy” hormones, stress is reduced, blood pressure normalizes a bit, etc).
So when we choose to be joyful, (joyful doesn’t mean you have to bounce around the room singing the sound of music, it is more like the warmth in your soul that you are grateful to be alive, for your breath and the knowing everything is in essence ok in this moment) we choose to help humanity become happier.
When humanity is happier, we are happier… and the awesome cycle goes on and on.
So… I am thankful for JOY today :)!
I woke up this morning to another BEAUTIFUL Colorado morning. As I was sitting, sipping my coffee I had a couple thoughts. “I am so thankful for the fact I can sit here, grab my coffee, sip and enjoy without truly ‘thinking’ about it.” That led to a whole rabbit hole of gratitude!
I am thankful for the air I breathe and the fact that my trachea and lungs know exactly what to do with it.
I am thankful for my heart that pumps life through me without me “asking” it to.
I am thankful for my eyes that take in information and beauty.
I am thankful for my tongue that allows me to taste such amazing things.
I am thankful for my legs, I can walk to work on such an amazing day.
I am thankful for my immune system, building a line of defense, working every minute of every day to keep me healthy.
I am thankful for my hands that allow me to do such awesome work as a Chiropractor, and they allow me to write, type, and hug my loved ones.
I am thankful for all the amazing people in my life that fill my life with love, laughter and connection.
I am thankful for SOOOOOO much more, and if you take a minute to dive into your own rabbit hole of gratitude, you will be amazed at the quadzillion (yep its a real number….maybe) things that you have to be thankful for as well!
Dr. Joel Lindeman
P.S. I am also INCREDIBLY thankful that my son, Payton is home, healing again after a scary bout this weekend. He had to have his appendix removed. I am thankful for the amazing Doctors, nurses and staff who helped him when his body needed some assistance. I am thankful now that his body is healing on its own and he will return to being an amazingly vital young man in just a few days!
This weekend we had a blast as a family! Friday we met my parents for lunch, and Saturday and Sunday we had big soccer tourney for Payton. We also cooked some amazing salmon and veggies outside, then started a fire in the chiminea and told stories. It was a great family weekend to end the summer vacation. The kids and sheri go back to school this week.
Last night we had a regional meeting with some amazing Chiropractors and their amazing Chiropractic Assistants. It was a great meeting. We focused on the importance of goals, but how goals don’t “drive” us, it’s the purpose behind the goals, the WHY that truly drives. I was honored to speak at the event on the subject and even more honored to be a part of such a special group of people. We don’t get together to discuss billing, or insurance, or xrays or etc. We get together to see how we can serve others better. Our missions “jive” in that we just want to help as many people as we can, and we get together to help each other along that path!