Sunday, November 18, 2012

I believe myself to be a pretty appreciative person. I learned at an early age that gratitude is very important. My glass is pretty much always half-full. I always search for the silver lining. As Thanksgiving draws near, I figured I'd take this time to stop and think about what I'm thankful for.

I'm thankful that my family and friends are in good health.

I'm thankful that being unemployed this past year meant, for me, not being trapped in a job I detest for a man I abhor, still being able to pay my monthly bills and given lots of time to spend with family.

I'm thankful that though I didn't find a new job after applying for over 400 positions, I'll be starting grad school in January-working towards a career I'll be passionate about, enabling me to work doing something I love.

I'm thankful that even though this past week I barely exercised and continued to eat the same amount of calories while sick as I do when I'm exercising 5-6x/week-thus probably setting myself up for a gain (DOH!!!), I have today to start over, and every day to do better.

I'm thankful for the awesome Zumba teachers at my gym, who make exercising a pure joy and something to actually look forward to.

I'm thankful for strong calves that carry me A) through whatever group exercise class I pop into, B) over whatever crazy steep mountain trail I choose to conquer, and C) in whatever heels I occasionally teeter in.

And last, but not least:

I'm thankful for this site and the AMAZING people I've met on it so far. Their support is unwavering, their friendship a gift, and their journeys inspiring.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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    I'm glad that you have been able to see the silver lining in what is, for most people, a stressful situation. You've got my best wishes on the road ahead--enjoy the journey and squeeze the experience for what it's worth. Be willing to probe and question everything--the curriculum, the instructors, yourself.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    1851 days ago
    Super nice. I'll probably make a similar list come Wednesday or Thursday. emoticon
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