Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Thankful Post

Last November I did a thankful post every day.  First let me say I am thankful I am not doing that! It was hard to post every day. But I would like to give some thanks as Thanksgiving Day approaches.

1. I am thankful for my family: my sweet husband and wonderful children.  They all make my life richer in so many ways.

2.  I am thankful for my parents. I didn't have them nearly as long as I would have liked but I always felt loved and special.

3. I am thankful for the beautiful state I live in. I love Vermont in all it's seasons. Whenever I return from a trip away I know I live in the best place for me.

4.  I am thankful for a job I enjoy, that is never boring and that keeps me challenged on an ongoing basis.  I love the children I work with and my team is the best.  I work with many wonderful people.

5.  I am thankful for the joy exercising brings me.  I can't imagine a sedentary life.

6. I am thankful for races. They are the frosting on my exercise cake.

7. I am thankful for injuries that have allowed me to discover yet new ways to exercise that I love.  Last year I began to fall in love with biking again.  This fall I am discovering that I like swimming. That is the surprise of the decade for sure.

8. I am thankful for authors who write good books to keep me entertained and to continue to help me learn new things.

9. I am thankful for my cats who are constantly entertaining and affectionate. Although as I write this one of our cats is missing. Can you lose an indoor cat?

10. Last, I am thankful for all the bloggers who support me by giving me advice, commenting on my posts and giving me much to think about in the exercise world through thoughtful and entertaining posts!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Christy Ashley said...

What a beautiful post! You are so blessed =)

It's nice to really take this time every year to reflect on what we're most thankful for!

In response to your question on my blog: I'm looking at the Cowtown as a winter half! It's in Fort Worth, TX where my dad lives and he's never seen me race! There's a 5k involved too that my little sister has agreed to race with me! It'll be a lot of fun!

Char said...

Stopping to appreciate the good things on our lives is so important. You have so much. Not the material stuff - the stuff the really matters. Family, friends, good health and a contentment with your lot. You are rich!

Darlene said...

Nice post. You are certainly blessed.

Did you find your cat?

Jenn said...

Love this!! So much to be thankful for! Beautiful pictures as always!!

Is it OK for me to think Vermont is the best place for me yet I've never lived there-ha!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Fran said...

Happy Thanksgiving Andrea.

Beautiful post, what I like most about it is that you appreciate the small things in life. I'm like that too. If you can't appreciate those things, one will never be truly happy in my opinion.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and daily life through your blog with us. It's always a pleasure to come here and read it.

Johann said...

Super post! You are thankful for so many things that really matter. I have to share something with you.
My son wrote an essay about the yellow school busses he sees in movies and how he saw it on your blog and realized they are real.:) He won a prize for that essay so thank you for posting that photo!

Anonymous said...

Every time I think I have figured out all of our cat's hiding places, he goes and finds another one.

Unknown said...

happy thanksgiving!

Marlene said...

Great list! Happy Thanksgiving!

Katie said...

aww, love this! happy thanksgiving!

Kate Geisen said...

What a great post. I'm thankful to have gotten to know you through blogging over the past year...and thankful to have another runner to share a love of biking with! :)

Average Woman Runner said...

I'm thankful for all the beautiful Vermont photos you post!

Suzy said...

You have a great deal to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Karen said...

So many things to be thankful for! You look just like Emily in that picture under #5 (the waving and running shot). Love that you all share running :) How *do* you lose an indoor cat? HA HA

Jill said...

Oh..I hope you find kitty soon! He really looks a lot like my Patrick!

I lost my parents when I was pretty young..sucks, but I'm thankful for the time I got with them.

Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friend!!!

Giorgio said...

It's easy to see that you live in a beautiful part of U.S.
What a beautiful photo of you running on a that path covered with snow :) have a nice training!

Lindsay said...

beautiful photos and good reminders of all the things we have to be thankful for! your family is beautiful :)

HappyTrails said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the "H" family!!! :) Thankful to know so many great folks, like you!

Black Knight said...

What a beautiful post full of wonderful pics.
I agree you live in a nice place.
Happy Thanksgiving.
My cat says "HI" (but in italian she doesn't speak english "CIAO) to your lovely cats.

Teamarcia said...

Beautiful post and beautiful pics A! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving Ajh! Thinking of you and hoping that all is well...sounds like it is :)

Kandi said...

Catching up on my reader (finally!). I love this post. I'm thankful for a lot of the same things as you (though replace my dog with your cats ;)).
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!