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Thankful Thursday

May 19, 2011

It’s been another crazy, busy week and after debating for a few days, I finally decided to drive up to Fitbloggintomorrow morning, rather than tonight. Rush hour traffic dictates the schedule of any Washingtonian trying to flee the city and rather than arrive in Baltimore in the dead of night, I’d rather arrive at the crack of dawn.

At any rate, I’m thankful to have two full days ahead to learn more about blogging, eat great food and make new friends.

Lately I’m trying to stop and be thankful for the little things that often go unnoticed in the day-to-day. It’s easy to get so caught up in my own mini-dramas — where can I buy affordable, attractive rugs for my new apartment? how many cans of Diet Coke is too many? why is it always my Metro car that gets stuck behind the broken-down train? — that I forget to see the bigger picture and all of the many daily blessings I have.

– During a week of nonstop rain, I’m thankful to be dry — besides the two-minute slog home from the bus last night that left me with two inches of water in my shoes and a resemblance to a drowned rat.

– Coffee. It warms me up when I’m cold, wakes me up when I’m tired, improves my mood with just a whiff.

– (Relatively) reliable public transportation. Sure, we all complain about Metro — the trains break down frequently, escalators are rarely all functioning and delays can stretch on infinitely-long — but I’d rather be stuck on Metro with a book and iPod than sitting behind the wheel of my car in rush hour traffic, eyes glued to the road, inching forward ever so slowly.

– Fresh produce. I’ve been negligent in eating my veggies lately but now that CSA season is back, I’m thankful for more farm-fresh, local produce every week. Grocery stores can’t compare and seeing all those fruits and veggies makes me want to dive right in.

– Most of all: I’m healthy — I haven’t had so much as a cold (besides a nasty bout of swine flu in Korea) since adopting a healthier, plant-based diet — my family is healthy, my friends are healthy. There’s nothing more important than that.

Now someone, please, remind me how much I have to be thankful for next time I complain about not being able to wear a sundress because it’s raining or miss my bus by seconds and have to wait 15 minutes for the next one. Please!

See you all in Baltimore tomorrow! 😀

What are the little things you’re thankful for?

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 19, 2011 5:52 pm

    I’m with you – there is absolutely nothing more important than good health.

    Have fun in Baltimore!

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