Daily Thanks – 18 of 30

In the past two days I met two different friends and heard of a third friend who all had leg surgery recently, which makes it difficult for them to walk.
Walking is something we don’t even think about, we just do it. Virtually everyone in the world can walk & run.
But isn’t it strange that neither doctors nor engineers can actually explain in detail what goes on & how it is, exactly, that we are able to walk? This is why we can’t make robots (yet) that can walk “naturally” like real people can.
Apparently there are a lot of muscles, balance, rhythm, lifting pressure, landing pressure, & weight transfer that goes into every step. The feet, toes, ankles, knees, hips, & pelvis are all key components and need to work together in perfect timing, yet even a one-year old can walk without concentrating on any of that.
It’s only when we cannot walk because of some pain or discomfort that we realize how important being able to walk normally contributes to our daily happiness.
On this 18th day of being THANKFUL for our amazing bodies, let’s also say a prayer for those who are having trouble walking or other problems with their legs or feet making it difficult to get around.

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Taiheiyo Church

I am a fourth generation American of Japanese descent. My great-grandfather immigrated to Hawaii in 1907, and founded Taiheiyo Church in 1931. My grandfather became the 2nd head minister in 1956, and my father succeeded him as the 3rd head minister in 1981. On November 7, 2015, I was installed as the 4th head minister.

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