I can’t believe it’s already November because I’m pretty sure it was just September like a couple of days ago. Time needs to slow down! I’m not ready to graduate in 6 months! But I am ready for some Thanksgiving festivities, so I’ll take it.
Today I’m participating in Jessie‘s Thankful Thursday. I love this idea because I’m sure we could all be a little more grateful for all the wonderful things in our lives, I know I could.
Normally, I really hate the snow and you’ll probably hear me complain about it all winter, but this week I am grateful for it. With all the pain and destruction Sandy has caused in the Northeast, I’m thankful the only thing I have to complain about it a little bit of snow in October. It’s really not that bad when you put it in perspective.
We were talking about Malala the other day and I couldn’t help but feel grateful that I live in a country that guarantees me an education. I’m even more thankful that I have the opportunity to go to college. College gets stressful and overwhelming, but it’s important to remember how lucky I am to even have the opportunity to go to college.
I may drag my feet some days on the way to the gym, or complain about a bad run/class/etc. but in reality I’m lucky that I have a strong, healthy and fully functioning body. A body that lets me move around, teach Pilates, lift heavy things and sometimes bend in unnatural ways. Whatever silly insecurities I may have about it, I’m so thankful for it.
The People in My Life
I’m surrounded by some seriously awesome and supportive people:
My family, even if we can’t manage to take a picture where everyone’s eyes are open
My Boyfriend, for putting up with my quirks and loving me regardless (our anniversary is this month – 6 years!)
And my friends, for little me be my ridiculous self and being just as ridiculous in turn.
Yes I am a crazy cat lady, no I do not care. They’re always there to cuddle with me when I’m sad and don’t get too mad when I terrorize them, give them silly nicknames and try to dress them up.
That’s a beautiful scarf there Sam.
And last but not least…
Don’t act like you didn’t know that was coming.
What are some things you’re thankful for?