Giving Thanks
20th November 2012
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YAY!!!!  I just checked out the date of my last blog…….AND although it was over a month ago, it is ONLY 1 month and 18 days since the last blog post, that is what I call MASSIVE progress!!!  I do intend to improve on my timings…..I am looking to smash my PB for next time (enters training beast mode!).


I hope this finds you all well and happy as the winter night’s draw closer and closer together.  The upside and perfect antidote to the shorter days, longer nights and dreary weather is of course lots of reasons to be thankful.   As a child of an American mother, Thanksgiving is coming up this Thursday (22nd) which has always been a big deal for us.   I love the idea of Thanksgiving, and it is all in the name.   The fast pace of modern living and the pressures it brings sometimes means we forget to take a moment to reflect on all the goodness that we have.  When we always strive to attain, improve and move forward it is easy to take what we have for granted, Thanksgiving is a celebration which focuses families towards their blessings.  As the great mind Cicero said; ‘Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others’.  I love that quote, a little gratitude goes a really long way, and what a wonderful legacy to pass onto our little ones; teaching children to appreciate and be grateful for what they have engenders respect for others and the things we work hard as parents, carers, friends and families to provide.  Another of my favourite adages ‘count your blessings and watch your blessings multiply’, it is so easy to get caught in the wanting more, as opposed to enjoying what we already have.  Take the pressure off, stop and say thanks once in a while – it makes you feel great!

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