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A Month of Thanks

Friday, November 04, 2011

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I'm sure the fact that my birthday sometimes falls on it doesn't have anything to do with it - not this year though. I love the reminder to give thanks, and this month I am trying to remind myself every day about all the things I have to be thankful for, especially when I am starting to feel the self-pity that I sometimes allow myself to wallow in. Right now, I am especially thankful I am not in high school English class and about to get an F for so many prepositions ending sentences. I will try to post thanks throughout the month, but we all see how much that happens, but I will think of something every day to be thankful about whether I post or not. Anyone want to join me?

I am thankful that I have two working legs and that I am healthy enough that I can walk, run and ride a bike. I may be obese, but it could be so much worse and I am working to make it better. I am thankful to have that opportunity.


I never posted about L and the bike race. L and I reached an agreement that I would let him ride in the bike race if he came home with at least 4 stars at least 7 out of 1o school days. The stars are for behavior and there can be a total of 10, so I wasn't trying to make it too difficult for him. He missed one day of school with his bus seat mate vomited all over him on the way to school. (I also only go two miles out of a planned 20 mile bike ride that day.) So I reduced the number of days he needed to six. Unfortunately, he only succeeded in doing five days of acceptable behavior so he did not get to compete. It might be for the best as he still occasionally has some issues stopping.
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    That sounds like a great thing to be thankful for.
    3504 days ago
    I shall join you, also.

    I am thankful my family is so supportive of my new healthy lifestyle. Sometimes they join me, sometimes they don't, but when they don't they try to make sure to take my nutritional needs into account. :)

    It was good you gave him a goal and then stuck with the outcome. Things usually work out for the best in the end :)

    My bday is next month :)

    3506 days ago
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  • BILL60
    We all have bunches to be thankful for. Thanks for the reminder. We take life for granted sometimes.
    3508 days ago
    I will join you too. I am thankful that I have a supportive family as I have made these life changes. I love November too. I was born on Thanksgiving, so sometimes my birthday lands on Thanksgiving.
    3508 days ago
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    I have so much to be thankful for! I will start with great boys!
    3508 days ago
    We do have much to be thankful for don;t we - god bless!
    3508 days ago
    I love your attitude! P.S. When is your birthday? Mine sometimes falls on Thanksgiving, too. emoticon
    3508 days ago
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