While I try to be grateful every day of the year, tomorrow is the official day that we celebrate all we have to be thankful for in our lives. I feel like this holiday couldn't come at a better time in my life.
These last six months have been full of changes; changes that are positive but still have caused some stress. Matthew and I are planning a wedding, I started a new full-time job and a new part-time job, I've been training for several half marathons with intermittent injuries and I've been trying to maintain and/or lose weight. To be honest, it's been a bit of a struggle. My old routine was great and allowed me to lose 50 pounds. Eventually, I'll find the right rhythm and I'll feel more in control of my life. Eventually :-)
There's a saying I have in my office that I reflect on when feeling especially overwhelmed: "If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back." So true, right?
My problems aren't even really problems. Yeah, I might get stressed out and frustrated and overwhelmed sometimes, but I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams. In honor of tomorrow's holiday, I've gathered up a short list of some of the reasons I have to be thankful this year, listed in no particular order:
|I am so grateful that I have a job that allows me to make an impact on students' lives while working alongside some really amazing and wonderful people.|
|Family, and friends who are more like family, that I can always depend on.|
|Weight Watchers: a program (and job!) that helps me |
make better choices and helps me reach my goals.
|Meeting blog readers in person is such a cool experience! This blog has helped me meet |
so many inspirational people: (clockwise from left) Elana, Liz, Cecilia.
|This sweet boy brings so much joy into my life. I am thankful for our pup, Koda.|
|These people need no introduction. Our running ohana make me grateful every day.|
|This man, whom I get to call my husband, in just a few months. Words will never express |
my gratitude for his love, commitment, and dedication to me and our family. He's simply the greatest man I know.
I have a lot of reasons to be thankful. What about you? What are you thankful for this year?