Giving thanks

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Since I missed the whole Facebook everyday thankfulness thing, I've decided to do my 30 things I'm thankful for right here. Yep, dear readers, it's 30 days of thankfulness condensed into one blog posting! 

1. I'm thankful for my wonderful family and friends. They help keep me sane. 
2. I'm thankful for my health, because most of the time, it is good. 
3. I'm thankful for a career that let's me reach young people and use my love of English. 
4. I'm thankful for running shoes that cushion the impact to my knees. 
5. I'm thankful for Jazzercise classes -- the students, the music, the energy! 
6. I'm thankful for coffee and other caffeine laden beverages. 
7. I'm thankful for peanut butter, ice cream, and all my other favorite edible delights. 
8. I'm thankful for the fact that because I run, I can now consume an entire week's worth of food in one day without gaining much weight at all. 
9. I'm thankful for a warm, cozy home to come home to each and every day. 
10. I'm thankful for the grotto, because it always brings me peace and comfort. 
11. I'm thankful for my soulmates, the people who truly understand me and know me... and love me just the same. 
12. I'm thankful to be helping my BFF plan her wedding. 
13. I'm thankful for the most amazing Godson and Godtwins in the whole wide world. 
14. I'm thankful for trips I've been able to take in the past few years -- a cruise to Key West and Cozumel, Las Vegas, Florida, Alaska, New York City...
15. I'm thankful that I am able to support my students... and that many times when those students graduate, they become friends. 
16. I'm thankful for all the blessings given to my friends lately -- babies, weddings, love, houses, moving, and more! 
17. I'm thankful for ABC Family movies. 
18. I'm thankful for my independence. 
19. I'm thankful for having so many places that feel like home.  
20. I'm thankful for the courage to try something new. 
21. I'm thankful for my parents... because they are the best parents ever and have taught me how I want to parent someday. 
22. I'm thankful for holiday get togethers and celebrations. 
23. I'm thankful for my warm bed. The. Best. 
24. I'm thankful for Thanksgiving, and spending it with my cousies... nothing better than giggling like kids, even when we're 28. 
25. I'm thankful for pedicures to help my aching feet after lots of long runs. 
26. I'm thankful for an iPod chocked full of inspiration. 
27. I'm thankful for all of the people who have offered a kind word, a pat on the back, a warm smile, or whatever else I've needed at just the right moment lately. 
28. I'm thankful that people read my blog and tell me they read it... so that way I know I HAVE to keep running, or face admitting that I've been slacking. 
29. I'm thankful for a body that tells me when I'm pushing too hard. 
30. I'm thankful for love. A lot of love. 

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful list. So much to be thankful for! We are so fortunate. xoxoxo M & D


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