Days 18 & 19
The other day I posted about how grateful I am for my head. Well, if it wasn’t for my neck and shoulders….. my head would have nothing to hold it up!
Besides holding up my head….. my neck can hold little (or big) arms around it for a hug! Have you heard the statistics about how important hugging is to your mental state? If not, read my post about that here. And be sure and pass around the hugs when you do! Though my neck can hold beautiful jewelry of all kinds too….. hugs are much more valuable!
Sometimes we can feel the weight of the world on our shoulders, but often, we can offer our shoulders as a place for someone else to rest their head, to lean on us when they need to. I know many times I have found comfort from loved ones there, particularly my husband.
Our shoulders are a place our little ones love to ‘ride’ on! And often, it’s easier to carry them there than in your arms for a long time. As the song says… “He Ain’t Heavy… He’s My Brother”
I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to carry little ones on my shoulders and get hugs around the neck from both big and little people. And that I could be a shoulder to lean on as well as have many shoulders to lean on.
I Am Grateful! How Are You?
And just because I mentioned the song….. I have to share this video. I adore the Osmond Family and I love this clip from their 50th Anniversary special because it includes the oldest two brothers, Verl and Tom signing the song. I hope you enjoy it.