Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Thankfuls

 My friend pointed out that the thankful trend has not taken over facebook this November. We both have different opinions on people's propensity to identify the things they are thankful for during this month. I for one, love it. my friend argues that people should be thankful all year round and not just talk about it in November. I on the other hand, know that people are thankful all year round, and November is a special month that gives people permission to shout their thankfuls from the rooftops. What is wrong with that? In my opinion, it is sweet...

So, I'll plan to be thankful every Sunday this month, since it is HIGHLY unlikely that I will make the time to post twice a week. Here we go. I think what I'll do is post a thankful for every day of the previous week... With a little story about each thankful...

November 1: Organized basements - I have a good story about friends who came over to organize my life. My basement is now an enjoyable space for me.

November 2: Movies - I don't go to movies often, but there is something awesome about allowing yourself to escape in a movie.

November 3: My Job - It doesn't only pay the bills, it enriches my life. I know that when I go to work, the chance of a person's life changing (although 3 times removed) is a high probability.

November 4: My boss - I could tell you stories, but I don't need to. I'm just thankful that there is a person who is willing to help me develop as a professional and as a person.

November 5: Doctors - Yep, just two years ago I had a fear of the doctor, but knowing there are people who have devoted their profession to caring for and healing  a person, is quite honestly a gift to humanity.

November 6: Running - Seeing as I have been blessed with Multiple Sclerosis, I think it is important to recognize that I am still able to run. I honestly don't think it is running that I love, but the fact that I have the ability to run.

November 7: Ice cream - You heard it, even when it is 37 degrees outside, there is nothing better than a little Graeter's.

November 8: Honesty - It isn't honesty that I am thankful for, but instead the people behind the honesty. I would never begrudge someone who is honest, even if it doesn't feel good... Honesty is a gift that I like to give people and I love when I receive it in return.

OK, so you might be searching for the 'athlete' in this post, but without all of the items listed above, the athlete would not be possible.

Take a little time this month and let people know how you feel about them, think about the things that make you happy and you are grateful for, reflect... it is work, but work that is well worth the reward.

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