Author: Chrysty Darby Hendrick

Gratitude for Health Inspiration

Gratitude for Health Inspiration

Gratitude
It's been a painful week in my body. It was easy to hibernate in my living room and try to ride it out. But I was inspired by a good friend to do my own health research. She is actively working on her own diagnosis and I saw that and thought I can do that too. So I learned much in my foray into online medical information, though always being sure to check the sources and dates of any information I thought might be useful. I am changing my daily routine and I am scheduled to see my specialist. I talked to the nurse today and asked her how to prepare for that appointment. She was quite helpful! I feel more relaxed. There is much I cannot control but I am doing what I can. I am very grateful for my friend sharing her inspirational journey. "Be honest about who you are, flaws and all. Y...
Gratitude for Local Rainier Cherries

Gratitude for Local Rainier Cherries

Gratitude
Every year I look forward to cherry season! It is one of the best things about living in Washington state. I had Rainiers for the first time the first summer I was here. And it was love at first taste. And every year I go through a sadness when I realize they are gone again. This is that week. I am grateful for something so tasty and healthy and eatable for me. Yay for Rainier Cherries! "Life is a bowl of cherries but only for 5 weeks a year."
Gratitude For Madras and Seeing the 2017 Eclipse With My Dad

Gratitude For Madras and Seeing the 2017 Eclipse With My Dad

Gratitude, mindfulness, Photography
It's been a momentous week! The first total eclipse within driving distance from me in my lifetime. A year ago my Dad called me to ask if I wanted to road-trip with him down to Oregon to see it in totality. I was excited about the idea. So after a whole year of planning, we drove down last Sunday through Portland to Madras. I am so grateful for the community of Madras, OR! They didn't ask for 100,000 people to descend upon them all at once to see this astrological event but they took on the hospitality of the situation completely. Everyone was helping. From the teens directing traffic to the local medical community taking shifts on a mobile med unit. Local mechanics were available to jump cars and provide roadside assistance and The National Guard helped to keep traffic moving in the ri...