Final Thoughts on Thankful-ness Month

Today is the last day of November.  It is the end of a month during which each day I blogged about something I was thankful for. 

Each day—what I chose and the link to the corresponding blog post.

1 My cat

No more election campaigning

Being able to afford to buy food

Gorgeous fall weather

Processed cheese

Good friends

My strong legs

My pumpkin bread recipe

Days off

10  Being able to go on cruises (on occasion)

11  Hummus

12  Comp tickets to the Symphony

13  New clothes

14  Chris

15  My students

16  My hair towel

17  Tivo

18  Family

19  Women

20  Having a wedding free weekend

21  Tower Grove Park

22  Being employed

23  Vacation

24  My health

25  A wonderful, bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with dear friends

26  Not being forced to go Black Friday shopping

27  Living in a small, easy to clean, house

28  Being in good enough shape to exercise for over 2 1/2 hours

29  Cookies 

So here I am at the end.  I have one more day to do…today I am thankful that I was able to work with my first trainer, Joe.  He inspired me to lose weight and get in shape, much more so than I could have thought.  I mean, really, a year ago I was hardly the sort of person who voluntarily ran around the park twice (7.5 miles) or went to Bikram Yoga where the point is to sweat for 90 minutes.  But here we are, and it’s all thanks to Joe.  THANK YOU JOE!

So how was the month then?  Since each day I had to think of a specific thing to be thankful for, I have been reminded repeatedly of how lucky I am to have everything I have in my life.  It’s a good life!  Sometimes I complain or feel like a loser, but this month has helped remind me that I have so much to be thankful for.