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Gratitude

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I figured out why I have been so whiny for the past couple days. it is TOM, and it is -1 with the wind chill today. Those two things may not seem connected. but my solution for monthly crankiness is to get outside and walk. With the temps so frigid that long, calming walk just isn't going to happen. Oh well. I will take my two active recovery days today and tomorrow and practice gratitude. I have a lot to be grateful for, I just have to remind myself at times. I thought to start this reflection on gratitude with a short list, that usually helps. Here goes...

1. I still have both my parents

2. I am basically healthy

3. I have a warm place to sleep

4. I have a funny, crazy dog who loves me

5. I have a computer that works

6. My body can do most of the things I ask it to do

7. I have plenty of healthy food to eat

8. I'm definitely not rich, but I have enough money to survive

9. I have an interesting family

10. The Groundhog didn't see his shadow!!

See, I CAN find a silver lining!
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ONEKIDSMOM 2/3/2013 1:24PM

    emoticon list. And a great way to bootstrap the attitude.

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SHELLYBABE2 2/3/2013 11:19AM

    I think it's good to remind yourself now and again that you have things to be grateful for - great blog idea!

didn't realise you were whiny at all - come to me for lessons, can probably show you how to have a rest day too ;) lol

take care, sure you'll feel your usual bright self in no time!

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COCK-ROBIN 2/3/2013 12:15AM

    And I am thankful for you!

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KSNANA2 2/2/2013 11:47PM

    I have trouble when we have too many frigid days in a row too. I feel for you on that. That is a wonderful gratitude list you made. Makes me immediately think of the things I am most grateful for, and people are at the top of that list too!
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KARIDIAN1 2/2/2013 9:25PM

    Great list and so much to be grateful for. Stay warm!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/2/2013 9:14PM

    Awesome! That is a great list.

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MYRTLE811 2/2/2013 9:04PM

  It was a little warmer here; 22 degrees out and so I did walk; agree with you it helps to clear your mind out as you walk; not only helpful to your physical fitness. Love your positive attitude. emoticon

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SIMONEKP 2/2/2013 8:11PM

    Great post, we often forget how fortunate we are.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/2/2013 6:10PM

    Great blog. Wishing you a warm weekend despite the cold temperatures.

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RG_DFW 2/2/2013 5:21PM

    Woo Hoo !!! maybe I shouldn't tell you it's 65F here...

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SEWISTLADY 2/2/2013 5:16PM

    Love your attitude of gratitude! Just today I was also thinking of things to be grateful for. Some of them are:
1. A warm house in this cold weather
2. Delicious food to eat
3. Much less pain in my foot
4. Enjoy sewing and was able to shorten two tops today
5. Sunshine
and the list goes on. Thanks for an inspirational blog.
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BABYSOX 2/2/2013 5:12PM

    It is always good to appreciate what we have. It is -7 degrees here, so it was a 25min walk for me.

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