One of the running blogs I follow, Ali on the Run does a weekly “Thankful Things Thursday” post. I like the idea so much that I’m going to try to do it each week myself starting right now.
January was a rough month for me with the sudden, too-soon passing of our beloved parrot, Mocha as well as the bronchitis that I am finally kicking. So, I’m more than happy and ready for a new month. Bring it on!
I am thankful for my family. They may be annoying and all at times, but if it wasn’t for them, things would surely be different. I couldn’t imagine dealing with the loss of a loved one without my mom and dad nearby. And, my Aunt Kyle and Aunt Linda are always there when I need someone to talk to.
I am thankful for my job. With this never-ending tough economy and job market, I am grateful that I not only have employment, but that I am surrounded by great co-workers. When I was out sick last week, they were concerned and told me that they were glad to have me back in the building when I returned on Monday morning. Talk about a way to put a smile on my face.
I am thankful for my health. I’ve been through a lot with my back injury and being pretty sick last week, but things could have been a lot worse. I feel as though because I take better care of myself these days, that I am able to bounce back faster than I used to from illnesses. Now, if I could become immune to viruses, that would be even better, but hey, you can’t have everything.
Iâ€™m thankful for my Brooks running shoes. After having been sidelined for close to two weeks, I was so excited to lace them up and hit the pavement this morning. Also, I think they missed me. Running shoes are meant to be moving, not sitting in the corner all still and alone.
Iâ€™m thankful for Bob Harper. I brought him into my home again this week. Okay, not really, but I did get his multivitamins. Is it odd that I like staring at his picture on the bottle? Heâ€™s so adorable. I wish he could be my trainer.
I am thankful for my birds. While we sadly lost one of our babies a month ago, I don’t know what we all would have done without the remaining four. They have helped make this rough time a bit easier with their singing and cute antics. And, they are just awesome.
Iâ€™m thankful for running skirts. Specifically, Skirt Sports. I just ordered another one today. I may just become one of those really cute chicks you see running in my next race. Not that Iâ€™m not already cute, but thereâ€™s just something about running in skirt that makes you extra cute and all.
I am thankful for tax return refunds. It’s so nice to be able to get some money back! I look forward to getting it so I can pay for the new laptop I bought just before Christmas as well as clearing out my credit card bill.
I am thankful for awesome Christian music. I am seriously loving music from artists like Newsboys, Mandisa, TobyMac, Laura Story and so many others. Not only do they keep my positivity up during the day, but I love adding some of the songs to my running playlist. Songs like Newsboys’ God’s Not Dead get my feet moving!
Those are just some of the things I am thankful for. What about you, what are you thankful for?