Thankful Thursday – May 7, 2015

The first Thankful Thursday of May…..May flowers here, hope there are some where you are.

May white flowers

May white flowers

May pink flowers

May pink flowers

If you’re feeling especially thankful (or especially down), consider – if you can – helping someone who is in need or distress. Whether you send good vibes in a form that works for you, take an action big or small or otherwise give of your time or experience, help an individual you see (or don’t) or donate to a campaign, to a fund, to assistance for an event like a natural disaster, or to a cause – it’d be appreciated. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” (Aesop)

I’m thankful for….

  • BBQ sauce and baked fries
  • the best strawberries yet
  • a new find at the library – a mystery set in the book publishing world in London
  • getting the next books in some favorite series
  • finding more running books, old and new – yes, I’m still nervous about running out, so write, folks!
  • an abundance of running magazines, paper and electronic (perhaps someday I will feel caught up, but not soon)
  • the weather at Boston being what it was rather than the warmth of this past Monday (or the weather the Pittsburgh and Lincoln marathoners had)
  • my new contact lens prescription….and new readers, even more needed now
  • the ability to call a service provider to come get the a/c back in line
  • having someone say nice things about my efforts in a meeting at work
  • running again! regardless of miles, pace… and thus listening to podcasts while running…when you start getting that “my world is getting a bit back to normal” feeling at least in regards to running, or perhaps it’s that “whew, I sort of still remember how to do this, though it’s not pretty right now”
  • being back on a training plan
  • technology like Periscopeco – fun to watch Tish and David Willey‘s chats for Runner’s World this past week (think I missed a Bart)
  • being inspired by people I find online facing great challenges daily with amazing attitudes
  • that people are creating things like Happy Cafes

What are you thankful for this week?