Life is hard.
Do you ever have those days when you feel bad for yourself because you just feel like nothing is going your way and life just isn’t fair?
I was having one of those WEEKS . . . just a pity party week.
Then yesterday, I had the chance to run in a 5K for my sweet neighbor, Stacy. She is currently battling terminal brain cancer (and has been for the past 4 years). There is no cure and she knows her time is limited. I have had the chance to get to know Stacy over the past few years and her kindness and selflessness amazes me. Instead of feeling bad for herself, she is always looking for ways to help others. She has sent me a couple of emails and we have had a couple of great talks and she is constantly asking me what SHE can do for ME . . . it should be the other way around!
If there is one thing that I have learned from Stacy, it’s to enjoy everyday and be grateful for it. I need to stop taking the little things for granted and be thankful for the moment I am in right now.
I came across this little poem years ago and it’s such a good reminder to me that I have so much to be thankful for . . . even laundry. 🙂
My goal this week is to really focus on things that I am thankful for (even things that might not seem like a blessing . . . such as that blasted alarm clock!).
One thing that I am thankful for . . . .
I love warm weather, being able to spend lots of time outside, and eating yummy food that my husband grills (that’s right . . . he is the grill master in our family. I don’t even know how to work the grill . . . I am afraid that I would burn my house down!).
And I am thankful for easy and yummy recipes that require few ingredients, but still taste amazing . . . just like this one (how about that for tying this post into the recipe?!)! 🙂
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