I am feeling grateful

I am thinking how rich I am today 

as I think back over the past 12 or so months.  A few years back someone shared with me a metaphor about our personal health as a table.

On our “table” –

We want to keep as many legs on our “table” strong so that if one is wobbly – the table still stands, and doesn’t topple because the other legs are there to keep us upright. 

On our individual tables we have multiple legs, together those leg support the table – those legs include: 

  • Diet – healthy foods, avoid sugars, limit meat
  • Exercise – daily is essential
  • Spiritual Activity – Proverbs, praying
  • Social Support – being with and supporting friends
  • Sleep – plan beginning and ending sleep times, wind down at night
  • Avoid Negative Speech – positive language using words like Thank you
  • Water – three litres a day, starting with a big drink in the morning
  • Deep breathing – concentrate on the breath alone a few times daily
  • Sunlight – get outside, nothing like fresh air and sunshine

I was thinking about that metaphor because how regularly

I have been refreshed and supported by family and friends throughout my life.  That includes the genuine support last year when I was forced to succumb to kidney dialysis again, and this year again when I was recovering from transplant surgery are top most in my thoughts today.

To all of you I share Proverbs 11:25 today: 

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Thanks for reading today- I hope your “table” is strong, and have a wonderful day and as you bring blessings to others, you also feel refreshed. – Dave


About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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31 Responses to I am feeling grateful

  1. magarisa says:

    An apt metaphor!

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  2. Glad to read you’re feeling strong, Dave. From the photo, you look to be handling things well.

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  3. Plenty to reflect on, plenty of hope for 2020. Wishing you all the best!!

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  4. leggypeggy says:

    So glad you’ve had a good year.

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  5. Love your attitude of gratitude Dave. Happy Holidays to you and yours. It’s been a big year. Hope next year is nice and quiet!

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  6. I like the way you feel, gratitude is a decent culture, appreciating those who have been supportive,is a simple way if showing that you are indeed grateful, first to the most high God,the owner of all life, secondly to the members of the family and friends,this is decent, washing you quick recovery.all shall be well.

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  7. Hi Dave. You definitely have your priorities straight. You’ve been through a lot and know what matters.

    Neil Scheinin


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Neil, I suspect you understand that because you have walked a few miles and gained empathy as well as perspective. Thank you for your kind wishes and hope you stay well so I can enjoy more of your posts. i appreciate the work you put into them.

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  8. It’s always good to be grateful. 🙂 I’m happy to know you’re feeling well. 🙂

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  9. I love it. You are such an inspiration, even for our young generations. You are vital and only that is enough to teach us something. I wish you all the best. Huge hug from Rome, Italy 🇮🇹 ♥️


  10. Dina says:

    Bless you, Dave. How are you today? This looks very serious, but you do look good, optimistic and cheerful …?
    Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery. x


  11. I LOVE this – what an amazing approach to life and living 🙂


  12. sahaankita450 says:

    This is a great thought, David. The perfect approach to happy living!


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