Choosing To Be Grateful

I’m rarely “ready” for Thanksgiving–it always seems to sneak up on me after my birthday–but this year more than ever I am ready to take some time to focus on being grateful.

gratititude and choosing to be grateful
One of my favorite passages in the Bible (Phillipians 4: 6) reminds me to be grateful instead of anxious:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

I am grateful that my daughter is healthy, happy, 
and enjoys spending time with us. 


I am grateful for the time I’ve had with my son since he graduated from college,
and his burgeoning culinary skills.  

Lemon Pound Cake

The lemon pound cake he made from scratch for my birthday was amazing! 

I am grateful for a husband who’s always up for a crazy adventure.

Farm To Fork Fondo Finish

I am grateful for the time we had with Tiger Lilly.

Tiger Lilly

I am grateful for sunrise runs, and friends willing to enjoy them with me. 

November Run

I am grateful for a job I love,
colleagues who are friends, and clients I enjoy working with.

Patent Reform Book

It’s no surprise that today’s Wednesday Word is gratitude–although I guess it could have been gluttony. 😉  

Deb Runs

What are you feeling grateful for? 

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18 Responses to Choosing To Be Grateful

  1. Haha! I’m not much of a glutton, so I’m glad Deb didn’t pick that word!

    Happy Thanksgiving Coco, and enjoy your family!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…I’m Grateful for Running Bargains!My Profile

  2. I also love that Phillipians verse 😉 Ha! gluttony is ever-apparent this time of year, but running helps me keep that under control. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Got Gratitude?- 2016My Profile

  3. Lots to be thankful for this year for me as well! Have a really great Thanksgiving
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Baby It’s Cold Outside! Winter Running TipsMy Profile

  4. I know the feeling about not being ready for Thanksgiving.

    I love early morning runs. They are the best
    Nicole Hayward recently posted…Practicing GratitudeMy Profile

  5. I feel as though I am never ready for ANYTHING! And I start ahead of time. How does that happen?

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Coco!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Happiness is itself a kind of Gratitude (Joseph Wood Krutch)My Profile

  6. So much to be thankful and grateful for. I love that Thanksgiving comes on a Thursday–truly a Thankful Thursday! Happy Turkey Day!
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…The Non-Runner’s Guide to Holiday RacesMy Profile

  7. Chaitali says:

    Great reminder about all that we have to be thankful for. And that cake your son makes looks amazing! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving 🙂
    Chaitali recently posted…RnR Vegas Expo and 5kMy Profile

  8. Great post! I’ve been trying hard to be more grateful throughout the year. It’s so easy to focus on what we don’t have, what we want, what others have. There is so much to be thankful for, running and non-running related. Great reminder 🙂
    Lindsay Loves Running recently posted…Marathon RecoveryMy Profile

  9. I love this post. This year, I’ve been feeling really grateful for my family and for being able to work in an area (blogging & sports nutrition) that I’m so passionate about.

  10. Lots to be grateful for. I too feel luck to have a job I love & great colleagues. So happy that you have been able to spend time with your kids. They grow up so fast. Happy Thanksgiving and I am impressed by your pies I saw on FB !
    Karen @ Fit in France recently posted…Grateful for all the people in my lifeMy Profile

  11. We really do have so much to be grateful for, don’t we? I’ll have to keep “gluttony” in mind for next year. LOL

    Thanks for linking up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…2016 Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K Race RecapMy Profile

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