Thankful Thursday 5/21

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how blessed I truly am. God has provided me with everything that I need. I have two great parents, a nice place to live for the last almost 3 years (love my neighborhood), and I’ve been blessed with some great opportunities.

Sure, there will always be things I’d like to have and things I want to do, but as hard as that can be to understand at times, not everything is meant for us. Some times, things just don’t happen because something better is coming in the near future. Or, maybe a particular path that we so thought we wanted to go down just wasn’t the best for our journey. No matter what each day brings me, I try to thank God for being able to wake up each morning and for the people in my life.

It only seemed fitting that I do another Thankful Thursday post. I don’t know if I’ll do them every week on a regular interval, but even doing them once in a while is something I hope to shoot for.

Last summer with some of my awesome running group.

Last summer with some of my awesome running group.

1. I’m thankful for running. After herniating a disc in my lumbar back in 2010, each day that I can run is a blessing to me. I know that it is because of God’s grace along with the Galloway program that I am able to do the sport I love. It’s important that running not be taken for granted. When I was not able to run for that year, it was very difficult for me. I try to remind myself that it is something I need to be thankful for every time I hit the road with my group.

Angel & Indy, my feathered babies.

Angel & Indy, my feathered babies.

2. I’m thankful for my birds. As my feathered babies get older, deep down I know they won’t be with me forever. I just hope that they are happy and have the best life possible. Pets are special, nothing else can tug on your heart strings like a pet does. I treasure every moment I have with them. Every kiss, song and dance that they do.

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3. I’m thankful for my church. It’s the church that I have been attending now for almost two years I believe. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find a church home that you feel comfortable and welcome in. This church has become just that for me. I love going to service and just need to dive into more activities and study groups within my congregation.

Working from home means pjs are my favorite.

Working from home means pjs are my favorite.

4. I’m thankful to work from home. Being able to work from home with my employer has been great. I don’t have to commute into work in the morning (less for the monthly meeting), and I feel more productive in my own atmosphere. It gives me a freedom to do more things before and after work than I would otherwise have a harder time doing if I had to drive to and from the office.

How about you, what are you thankful for?
I’d love to hear your ‘thankful for’ in the comments!


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