This quote has always been one of my favorites (and you know how I feel about doodling in white on black paper and, like, cutting stuff out when I should be doing other things).
Gratitude really does unlock the fullness of life. I’m grateful for a day like Thanksgiving to spend reflecting on all that is good in this life. I have so much to be thankful for, and in an ever challenging world, never has this been more apparent.
I have the love of family and friends, good health and good heath care, a peaceful and safe home, plenty of food to eat and clothes to wear, an education and all kinds of things to keep me occupied and interested, a stash of watercolor paints, and a generally secure life. What I have is enough, and more.
I’m thankful to each of you, and wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.
I have so much to be grateful for, I feel like my heart could burst. I need it to keep on ticking, though, so I will keep this short and sweet. With Thanksgiving upon us, I want to wish you all a very happy holiday and extend my gratitude to each of you for building such a lovely community.
Need a little Monday motivation? I’ve got you covered.
Following Saturday morning’s crossfit WOD, our coaches encouraged us to spend some time (five minutes, precisely) stretching our hamstrings with our legs up the wall and toes pointed towards our bodies. It was sort of like yoga, but with more swearing. After a leg-heavy workout, it felt torturous. While one of our coaches applied pressure to my heels, another recommended breaking out our iPhones to help pass the time.
I was about to text “Waaaaaaa” to Nick, who was on the other side of the box, but I decided to see what the App Genius had in store for me instead. As I came across Popsicolor, I was all “Apple… you are a genius.” When the next recommendation had something to do with grilling meat, however I was all “Apple… wrong, all wrong.” Regardless, I snapped a few photos at CrossFit Southie and Popsicolor-ed every last one of them.
With Monday morning upon us, I thought I’d share a few of the results, complete with some of my favorite motivational sayings (not including kumbaya, my Lord).
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it that you do.
I know Thankgiving is an American holiday, but thanksgiving is a human act. And such an important one. With so much to be grateful for – this year, more so than ever, it seems – I’m enjoying a little quiet time and counting my blessings. I hope you and yours are having a lovely, lovely holiday.