thankful

Things are strange in my heart right now.

I miss Farley. I miss distance running. I’m 99% sure I’m pulling out of the marathon I’ve been training for since July. I’m stressed out about my coaching business and having a hard time developing fees for things I typically volunteer. My heart isn’t sure how it feels about that. I give, often to a fault, and I’m having a hard time figuring out how to put a price on what I have been giving away.

Things are just strange.

And for that reason, it is even more important for me to follow through with my thankful project (www.krissieisthankful.com). It officially starts tomorrow, but I’ve been posting for the last little while to get ready.

November is a special month for me. I’ll turn 35 on Saturday. I have had a hard time with my age in the past, but not this year. I’m totally enamored with my thirties. I have grown into my skin in my thirties. And I’m really excited to see where I go in the second half of them.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I think it is a great time for me to get emotionally centered for Christmas. It is easy to get overwhelmed in all the perceived obligations of Christmas. I love Thanksgiving because it just fills my heart.

Thanksgiving reminds me that I need to take the time to fill my heart every day. That I need to keep my eyes open to what is beautiful. That I need to take the time to look for things that create happiness.

When I take the time to be thankful, it is harder for me to be bitter or feel entitled. When I take the time to be thankful, I am more content and appreciative of what I have. When I take the time to be thankful, I am just a better person.

So I’m committing to be thankful every day in November. I will take a picture and post it on my other blog. It’ll be sent to facebook and twitter as well.

Will you play along?

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5 Comments

  1. I was thinking about your thankful project at the beginning of October, I don’t like the descent into winter and get quite down about now. So I started early and made it one of my October goals, I’ll be playing along in November too because it does all the things that you say it does, so thank you for a great idea! Happy birthday for Saturday!!

  2. I’ve been thinking about your pricing issues: what if you charged on a sliding scale? Or offered a scholarship program or did a pro bono client every so often? Would that alleviate some of the anxiety about charging? Maybe ease yourself into getting paid for your hard work?

  3. Pingback: Johhny Cash, Thanksgiving Prayer « music for the soul

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