Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  It is days like these that make us sit back and take stock of our lives.  I am thankful that I am healthy and happy.  It was nine years ago on Thanksgiving that I met my husband, Dan.  We have been married 7 years now and I am still completely smitten with him.  I am thankful he is patient and tolerant of my chaotic, frenetic life.  Do you have a special someone that inspires and keeps you young?  There are usually people in your life you keep around for a reason.  I like to call them, "The necessary ingredients".  These people add to your life in more ways than you can count.

I am also thankful for my kids.  Even though we are missing 2 of them today, I know my love for them transcends all distance and time.  I cherish their independent spirits and relish in their zest for life.  The world is their oyster and all of them are on great paths.

I am thankful I can run.  Running has been my best friend and my worst enemy.  It's finding the balance in the two that makes lacing up my shoelaces all the more worth it.  There is rarely a first mile of a run I enjoy.  There is rarely the last mile of a run I enjoy.  It's the comfortable middle where you are enpowered and feel like you are on top of the world.  It's finding that homeostatic space (yeah, pace would have probably been a better word) where you are feeling joy in the purest sense of the word. 

I am thankful for a bounty of fantastic friends.  I adore all of them.  I am lucky to be able to feel vulnerable with them. There is something so magical about being real and raw.  I hope everyone is fortunate to be able to connect with their friends today and tell them how much they mean to them.

Today is a lazy day for me.  I'm still recovering from the 75 mile adventure and I have probably taught too many BodyPump classes this week.  I'm going to walk the dogs after feasting from our Thanksgiving table.

From my home to yours....Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Cindy

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