I went for a run this afternoon. The sun was still out, it wasn’t too cold and I started to think about what it means to be grateful. It’s been hard these days to be grateful, what with the economy being what it is and every day the headlines scream about another drop in some significant economic indicator or another bail-out by the government of another company. But as I went on my run today ( post- root canal, mind you) I forced myself to start a mental list:
I’m grateful for my health; that I can run and practice yoga. I’m grateful for my friends and family and that they love and support me, no matter what. I’m grateful that I am an intelligent, motivated person that has proven she can survive life’s challenges. I’m grateful I have a few dollars in the bank and a job and fairly nice place to live. I’m grateful for my dog and that I have a really special someone in my life that I care deeply about.
There are lots of times in life you can think of the glass as half-full, but on this eve if Thanksgiving, what can you be grateful for?
I will run a short 4 miler tomorrow. My first Turkey day race.
Eat well, be well.