Today I began water therapy for a chronic condition.  I have been in a poor me mode since being told I have to do this.  I have never liked to swim, and in fact only learned enough in college to pass the minimum requirement.  Earlier this year I threw away my swimsuit, thinking I would never need it again.  That is probably just as well, because I bought it over 20 years ago!

As I was talking to God about this, with my “why me” whines, I came to realize just how blessed I am to be able to do this.  I am blessed to have a place to go, a doctor who cares enough to encourage me to take better care of myself, and the means to do what I need to do. 

And, guess what?  It wasn’t so bad.  The instructor was very nice and the other attendees were friendly and welcoming.  The facility is new and clean, and the only thing I have to overcome is my own inertia.

So soon after Thanksgiving I had forgotten to “give thanks in all things.”  Well–I had my reality check today and hope I will thank God everytime I get up at O’Dark 30 to go to the Y.