This week as part of the healthysELF Challenge we were asked to write a list of 20 things we’re thankful for.
I am so thankful for so much in my life but to write it seems like a ranking system or something… so… in no particular order.
This man who loves me, flaws and all, and who has been through some crazy adventures with me and we lived to tell about it.
These two people. They are my world. My heart. My life. I don’t remember who I was before them. I’m sure she didn’t have as many wrinkles, had a cleaner house, had more time for friends, slept in longer with her love. But I know she wasn’t nearly 1/2 as happy.
Her love. These 4 Carters would be lost without her. (And her genes. My mom is over 60. Look at that skin!)
My relationship with God. I’m so thankful I have Him and that I’ve found a place where I am great with my relationship with Him and that it looks different from your relationship with Him. I’m thankful.
All of our family and friends we consider our family far and wide.
I have a brother, a sister-in-law and a sister who love me, most days . They’re the only people on earth, besides the Boy and the Diva, who didn’t choose me to be stuck with for the rest of their lives. God blessed the three of us, me, Terry and Becca, to be tied together for life. I hope they are as happy with His choice as I am.
I’m thankful for my parents for raising me right – to be loyal, and honest and funny. I’m thankful for their love, that they put up with me through the teenage years, and for loving me through maxing out credit cards, and for giving me Terry and Becca to share my life with. I love you both and I may not always show it, I’m glad you got me out of all the babies in heaven.
My parents came from huge families and DOC’s mom has a huge family. We are so blessed with the love our families.
A workout partner who holds me accountable. I’m sure she’s thankful I posted one non-sweaty picture of us for once!
Coffee, Dark chocolate, Wine, Apple Cider, Really good crusty bread and Cheese. And seafood. And hot-wing sauce. Dear Baby Jesus, I love hot-wings and blue cheese. I’m OK never being Beyonce skinny if it means I don’t have to give up hot-wings and blue cheese.
My timeline. I’ve lived in seven states and worked at five colleges. I’ve had my heart broken. I’ve fallen deeply in love. I got bruised and bumped along the way in some very funny and some sad ways. And at this point of my life I wouldn’t change any of it because it brought me to here. Yes, it’s a country song, but God Bless the broken road that led me here.
That I’m an Alpha Sigma Alpha and met the greatest friends of my life by being a member of a strong sorority.
I am a part of Steeler Nation and the other three Carters are too. Our lives revolve around football in the fall and we’re all ok with that. The same as with Alpha Sigma Alpha, some of our families greatest friends have come into our lives because of our love of Pittsburgh, its sports teams, and its amazing, if unhealthy, obsession with food.
For finding healthy online communities to support me and pick me up when I want to lay on the couch and eat all those treasures listed above. All of the motivation of getting fit for my family isn’t nearly enough. I’m thankful for this healthysELF challenge, for Fit Approach and the SweatPink community and I’m thankful these ladies and the ones at Another Mother Runner think I’m valuable enough to share my story.
WHEW! That’s a whole lot of blessings. I truly am thankful for all of you. Every person that is a part of my timeline and my story, past, present and helping me to build our future. I am one blessed woman.