This week I am Thankful For:
(The numbers are for my One Thousand Gifts Journal... in other words, just ignore them)
371 / Fun discoveries of memories. Going through things & cleaning out parts of the house, we ran across some old paper work. & in this paper work? A grocery receipt from 1995. The first grocery receipt from when we were married. It totally made me tear up thinking I kept this. & funny to see that I wrote a personal check for our groceries. #TimesChange ... & made me miss our Pandora - all the Alpo Beef cans. ... & the prices of things. #TimesREALLYChange ... I'm so glad I kept this for fun memories.
372 / Got lawn mower working. I honestly felt like that scene from Armageddon where they were on the machine digging into the asteroid & everyone is screaming "GET OFF THAT THING" & then it explodes & the guy goes floating into space. I felt the same way when Ricky went to start up the lawn mower he had to take the whole bottom off & follow at YouTube video for instructions on how to repair. WHEW... it worked though. No explosions. No drifting off to space. The lawn mower... & Ricky... live to see another day.
373 / Sick Days. I honestly couldn't even stand, much less drive to work last Thursday. I'm so glad I have days I can call it quits & just surrender to a day of rest.
375 / Able to eat again. My vertigo was so bad that I literally couldn't even eat or drink. If anything touched my lips, I was gagging. That's how dizzy I was. I was so thankful by the end of the night I was able to eat again. It takes just a little sickness to make you realize how thankful you can be over good health.
377 / No spending at Expo. I usually don't get out of race expo's without buying SOMETHING. A shirt. Some new healing product for aches & pains. Socks. A new water bottle. Something. But I was pretty proud of myself walking out of there with all my money still in my pocket. I think Ricky was even more thankful for this one then me.
379 / You know I've got to go through the list here.... My 7th Half Marathon!!! I can't believe I've done 13.1 seven times. Someone who swore I would never run & never did until I was 37 years old. Never say never people. NEVER ;)
381 / Seeing familiar faces in the race. It's cool to be on a road with thousands of strangers all running towards a goal. It's even more special to see people that you know along the path. People that you are cheering on yourself & that are cheering you on in return. Like I've said before - soul lifting!
382 / My sweet precious dear loving amazing husband. & that still doesn't say enough about him. He literally walked over 17 miles the day before our race at work. The weekend is all he has to rest his legs & feet. & he can do these smaller races with me & not think anything of them... but that he would take his morning & do an extra 13.1 miles that he didn't need to do. & all the while, carrying everything for me. Garbage bags to cover up from the rain. Change in his pockets from the parking meter. Phones. iPods. My Arm warmers. My nutrition snacks. Not even to mention the motivation & support to drag me along. I am so thankful.
|I love this man!!!|
384 / Sweet words of encouragement & prayers lifted. I've said it on my blog all week long or in many emails - but I seriously am so thankful to SOOOOO many of YOU. Who sent me words of encouragement BEFORE the race - words of congratulations AFTER the race - & most importantly, for the prayers lifted for me DURING the race. So many of you made a difference in my life during this half marathon. What blessings you are. Truly.
385 / Not sore from race. Legs, knees, hips - all felt great Sunday. It's like a miracle.
387 / Sitting on the porch reading while a storm goes by. This is like a favorite thing to do in the world in my life. My daddy & I always used to sit under our covered porch & watch storms go through. The stronger, the better. & now, I still love to go sit outside on a covered porch when it storms. Its like my happy place.
388 / A Youth Class that doesn't shy away from hot topics. This past Sunday, the Youth Pastor talked about big topics in our middle school class. Sex before marriage. Transgender issues. Addictions. I thought about it & am so thankful for a church that isn't afraid to discuss these huge issues. A lot of churches will bypass it not to ruffle feathers, but I love it's spoken with advice straight out of the Bible & surrounded by nothing that God wants us love others. I so love our church.
389 / Monday flew by. Does anything else need to be said on that one?
391 / No Doctor's visit needed. I am so happy my doctor refilled my vertigo medicine without me having to come in for a doctor's appointment.
392 / The right to vote. Tuesday was the Indiana primaries & while I'm not too thrilled with how Indiana voted, I am glad I got the chance to vote. God Bless America.
|Also thankful I got a sticker... I dont think I ever got a "I Voted" sticker before|
393 / Winter clothes. I am so glad all my winter stuff is still hanging right in the front of my closet. It's been FREEZING all week long. I am sitting here right now in a heavy turtle neck sweater. & its Spring. Yuck.
394 / My new Bracelet. I've been wanting one of these for the longest time & won a prize where I got 30% off - which basically paid for me to personalize it with my life motto... I just love how it turned out. & its so comfy. Ricky wasn't thrilled with my color choice (its that UL / UK thang) - but when red gets dirty, it doesn't look as bad as some other colors... its just more 'maroon' & I can handle that. Plus, red is the color of energy so that's why I really chose it.
What are you thankful for this week?