Lots of my friends have posted on Facebook things that they are thankful for. I hate to say that it took me a couple of days to figure out that this was in the spirit of Thanksgiving! So for Friday Five I will share five things that I am thankful for.
First and foremost I am thankful that grand-baby #4 and his mommy walked away from this:
The impact was on the other side of the vehicle, but it blew the door panels off on the other side! Very, very thankful that they are fine.
Of course I am thankful for my marriage with my wonderful hubby and the opportunity to keep pace with him in life! Even if I can not keep pace with him while running! I am catching up though.
The opportunity to raise four sons and watch them become fine young men is a great blessing. Son #1 is moving to Dallas, Son #2 is doing some work in North Dakota, Son #3 is making his way through college and Son #4 is still in high school and hitting the running trails with his mom and dad!
Very thankful for four sweet, crazy and cute grand-children! Unfortunately we do not live near them, but we do Skype and visit as much as we can.
I am thankful to God for these things and many more including running. That may sound silly, but running has helped me in many ways. Physically of course by losing weight and gaining strength and better health. Mentally by challenging myself and getting out of my comfort zone. Spiritually because running is conducive to praying! On long runs you have a lot of time for pondering and reflecting and running in the woods brings back a sense of awe for God’s creation. Socially you meet many wonderful people and become part of a community that even connects through the internet by blogging! So, yes, I am thankful for running!