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Love For Life and Health

Three Gratitude Prompts for today.

By Denise E LindquistPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Love For Life and Health
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If I could share anything with the children of the future, it would be ________________ Rupi Kaur’s Gratitude Writing Prompts

What I may share with the children of the future:

It will be important for you to make some changes in this country for the benefit of our people. Processed food and sugar are poison and addictive.

Some of the things you will know about is how good laughter/humor and tears are for our well-being. Dance, music and art in all forms are healing.

We will help to cure our ancestor's trauma and those coming next by taking care of our own trauma. The good things we do for ourselves will have a ripple effect and will be good for our people, beginning with those closest to us.

Many current things we take medication for won’t be necessary. Anxiety comes from a lack of oxygen. Like when we hold our breath due to fear, stress, anxiety. Practice breathing exercises and prior to having an episode of anxiety or panic, remember to breathe.

Movement is good. Running may top the list. Lifting weights is good for us too. Sometimes we have to walk first to run. Eat more plant-based fiber. Drink water. Using certain essential oils is good for us. Meditation is important and helps slow down our aging.

I could go on and on and wouldn’t if I was sharing with children. I would want to know what questions they would have for me. Some of these things may already be standard practice. Without heavily processed foods and sugar we could count on having geniuses for children.

Thank your physical body for all it does for you. Rupi Kaur’s Gratitude Writing Prompts

Miigwech! I know all that my physical body does for me. You give me strength to address anything that comes up. I am made to live and thrive. I am sorry for the neglect to this beautiful gift of life I have.

When given the right attention, it hums like a perfect ‘well-oiled machine’. With the right nourishment, exercise and overall care it will last for a hundred years or more. With neglect, not so much.

We all do the best we can at the time. The processed food in my world was not like this in my parents age or even when I was growing up. My mother would never have offered ice cream after we ate our breakfast. She started eating dessert at breakfast in her later years because she could.

It was available and is not a big deal in the 21st century.

In the early 20th century, life expectancy for Native Americans was age 45 in some places. I believe our predicted life expectancy in Minnesota was 71.8 years of age in 2019.

Someone has to increase that predicted life expectancy and I will be okay with me being one of them to do just that! It is the incentive I need to change from processed food to unprocessed, increase movement, and to up my meditation and increase my laughter — humor.

I will work on being positive, it is too easy to be negative and addiction demands we stay negative. My goal for this year, next year, and the year after. It may take a while to get there and to stay there.

It will be a good thing to be there when I die. I will have accomplished a life goal, and this is how I will truly thank my physical body for what it does for me.

Write yourself a love letter thanking yourself for surviving and continuing on. Rupi Kaur’s Gratitude Writing Prompts

Denise, my love, I so appreciate your being a woman in long term recovery. Without that I would not be alive today. I am not only surviving but thriving and continuing on and on. I didn’t think I would make age 30 and here I am 40 years later. When I hit 30, I didn’t think I would make age 50.

Then at 59 and receiving treatment for a cancer, that I was told is treatable, probably not curable, I wasn’t sure I would live more than a few years. Thank you, Denise, for doing the things that contribute to your still being here on earth.

My children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren are so worth doing what I can to stay on this earth. Family and friends are so important to me. I love my husband, family, friends, and my life.

Miigwech!

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First published by Mercury Press in medium.com

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Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Thank you! That was a breath of fresh air and reinforces my beliefs about the keys to great health and longevity. Especially the part about talking to and thanking your body. The power of appreciation is really a thing, a powerful force! I believe that!

  • Gosh reading this felt so empowering and uplifting. Well done!

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