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I’m most grateful for my ability to see the half glass full. It doesn’t mean that I don’t get frustrated, sad, or disappointed occasionally, but I can usually pull myself out of a hole pretty quickly. I have a hard time with naysayers and always, always focus on the positive, if at all possible.
At this moment, the thing I love most about my family is how close we are. I am very close with both my parents and with my sister and her family (as you know from the mention of our multi-generational family vacations) and on days like today, I miss them extra-hard, but I also really value having such a good relationship with them, because I know that others are not so lucky. I absolutely do not take this for granted.
The best thing I smelled today was coffee. I mean, come on, it’s the damn best smell, isn’t it?
One of the memories I’m most grateful for is time spent with people in my life that are no longer here or part of our lives. I don’t know, sometimes I feel like we don’t talk enough about the people that are missing from our lives, but I sure do think about them a lot and often reminisce about the past.
The strongest part of my body at this moment are my legs probably, what with all the running and cycling. I need to work on upper body strength, for sure.
I’m grateful that my legs carry me. Full-stop. If you watch a friend slowly lose their ability to walk, it really drives home the point that you should be thankful for two healthy legs that carry you everywhere you need to go.
I’m lucky that I’m smart enough to figure out how to fix just about anything around the house. If you need a handy person, I am your girl. It’s kind of a running joke in our home now that whenever something breaks, Jon is convinced that I can fix it. Most times, he’s right.
The things I would never change about myself include my patience, empathy, and my loyalty. I know that sometimes I hold on to things a little bit too hard, but most of the time, I think the fact that I don’t give up on people easily and empathize deeply have proven to be good traits to have.
I’m grateful that I’m learning to stand up and advocate for myself. It’s a hard skill to come by for someone who suffers from imposter syndrome a lot, but who also deep down inside knows that she’s skillful and resourceful and absolutely capable of many things.
Something that made me smile today was seeing all the people come out for the local turkey trot. The Sacramento Run to Feed the Hungry Run is the largest turkey trot in the country. I am so glad that I decided to run again this year. First of all, the run goes right through my neighborhood, so there was really NO excuse not to run. It’s also for a good cause and what better day to give to others than for Thanksgiving!
What is one thing you’re grateful for today?