Operation Give “Thanks”

Today’s Workout:  Lower body weights, 8 miles on the treadmill, 66 minutes, 8:15 pace***

My heart is overflowing today as I attempt to wrap my head around the amount of kindness I am surrounded by.  Words cannot even begin to describe the gratitude I feel towards every single person who read, commented, e-mailed, or shared they’re story with me in response to my last post.  I feel loved, comforted, blessed, and so thankful and lucky to be surrounded by such inspirational and supportive people.  Thank you for your kind words and thank you for reading my blog and supporting my journey.

  I apologize for the overly-sentimental posts this week but my heart is just so full of gratitude I feel compelled to share it in writing.  With Thanksgiving and the holiday season quickly approaching I want to reflect and give “Thanks” for all of my many blessings.  Trevor truly loved the holiday’s and taught me the vital importance of saying the simple word “Thanks”.  Six simple letters that are not spoken nearly enough but when used properly can truly brighten someones day.  Trevor used this simple word in almost every sentence he spoke and in his honor I will strive to do the same not only this holiday season but all year round.

Each Wednesday until Christmas I’d like to give “thanks” to at least 5 people or things I am thankful for that week.  Feel free to join in with me if you’d like. 😉
Thanks to an amazing friend Julia who wrote this post last night that made me cry, laugh, and rejoice all at the same time.  Julia is like a sister to me and thanks to her friendship I have grown so much and can truly say I am a better person because of knowing her.  Many friends come and go out of our lives but this friend is different.  This friend will never go and for that I am forever thankful.

Thanks to my sister Amber who after I posted Sunday called me and told me she loved me.  Amber is such an amazing example of unconditional love and I am so thankful to have her in my life and know that I can always count on her no matter what.

Thanks to my nieces and nephews for reminding me to never take life too seriously and to always enjoy the simple things.  Thank you for letting me see Trevor in you as you grow.

Thanks to my body for allowing me to do the thing that I love.  I am so thankful to be physically able to run and I hope to never take this gift for granted.

Thanks to an old friend of Trevor’s Dustin Youngberg for sending me the most amazing heartfelt e-mail that made my entire week.

Your turn to give “thanks”.  What are you thankful for this week?

*And just in case I don’t get back to blogging before the weekend I need to wish my friend Cory good luck at the Javelina Jundred 100 mile race this weekend.  Thanks Cory for being a role model and inspiring all of us with your motivation and determination.