When a friend of mine posted this title quotation, I know she wasn’t referring to the amazing heart and what it does for you, however, I regularly do practice gratitude for my little heart “engine that could” and does.
I have to give the heart a big shout out today!
This one muscle, the size of roughly your fist, continually pumps your blood in and all over your body every second, every minute, every day for your entire life. It never gets a break and it never complains about those curly fries you ate that clogged up the arteries today. So, to declare my gratitude, I will substitute one of my favorite biblical scriptures and replace love for heart. After all, the heart is love, right?
Here’s the original scripture from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Here’s my heart “shout out” version:
“My heart is patient, and kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs (that I eat). The heart does not delight in evil saturated fats but rejoices with the monounsaturated avocados and tree nuts. It always protects us, always trusts that we will fix it, always hopes that we will workout, always perseveres.”
I hope no one thinks I am being anything but grateful for the body and heart that I have. I hope to keep fighting and loving with this wonderful heart I have.