Hello friends! It’s time for another post for our My Thankful Thursday series. Myself and my good friend Katie have decided to take one day each week this month to reflect on what we are thankful for. You can join in by linking up a post from your blog here or using the hashtag #mythankfulthursday.
My Thankful Thursday Week 2: My Health
This week, I’m focusing on being thankful for my health. This is something I definitely take for granted 90% of the time, but I saw this post about a gal named Jen has Cystic Fibrosis AND Diabetes and has gone through both a lung and kidney transplant. She not only did that, but she is killing it on her food blog. Like seriously doing amazing. (check out her recipes on Carlsbad Cravings here but only after you get done reading this post. because you will be there forever drooling over her food.)
Hearing her zest for life (you can “hear” it in her writing. I just spent half an hour going through a bunch of her posts-ha!), her attitude of gratitude and willingness to work her butt off despite her circumstances gave me a kick in the pants I needed. (It also made me cry my dang eyes out.)
I need to be thankful for being a (mostly) healthy human being.
(I said healthy. Not normal.)
It’s true. I complain about fall allergies a lot (and yeah, they do stink and knock me down some days). I was super bummed that my allergies made it too difficult for me to complete my half marathon training (no, I’m not one of those people that pushes herself to the limit..it’s just a recreational race). Bummed out as in I was feeling like a failure at life and if I can’t even accomplish half marathon training…yeah. Pity party for one?
Despite annoying allergies, I don’t have any major health issues. All of my organs are functioning. I have full use of all of my limbs. I’m doing alright.
I’m doing more than alright. I have a pretty good life when you lay the facts out. (I need someone to tell this to my brain when I mess one thing up and feel like I’m the worst.)
My aim this next week is to focus on my good health. To appreciate how strong I feel at my coffee catering job. To hit the gym (for the first time in months) and get in a workout because I can. (and because it feels good)
I am to be thankful for what I do have and not focus on what I don’t.
Won’t you join me?