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Thankful Thursday 11.29.12 [Ryan]

Posted Nov 29 2012 7:49pm

One more day of November.  That’s crazy talk!  I thought September sped by, being the month we got married and my birthday , but I think November takes the cake in speediness…  Which is totally fine because I’m happily embracing the holiday spirit and cannot wait for this weekend to start decorating!  Bring on the merriment and mistletoe ;)

The past week has been busy with Ryan’s surgery, celebrating Thanksgiving, and balancing everything else in between…  And my body is definitely feeling it, mentally and physically.  Evidence: the stress sore that’s growing on my bottom lip.  It is naht pretty.  But, I’m a mother [of a furry son] and I’m a wife, it’s my duty to care for my boys and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  With that being said, it’s Thankful Thursday- thank you Jessie for hosting another wonderful week!

This week I am thankful for Ryan [*cue the sappy music*].  Not once has he complained, whined, or pitied himself since his surgery.

He’s asked for help and I’ve quickly lended a hand… In sickness and in health, until death do us part.

He makes me smile.

He makes me laugh.

He makes me feel appreciated.

He makes me feel loved.

He consoles me when I’m upset.

He comforts me when I feel sick.

He celebrates my accomplishments.

He joins me in my happiness.

He helps me when I’m in need.

He listens when I speak.

He supports me in my endeavors.

He makes me feel beautiful.

He works hard at his career.

He always gives it his best effort.

He thinks of others before himself.

He is a great daddy to his [furry] son.

He is a great husband.

For all that he does for me, for both of our families, and for our future, I am so very thankful.  Always and forever ♥

Yesterday…  #elf4Health 11/28 Day 3:  Try a new workout today!  Since I was feeling crummy yesterday, I took a rest day.  My body and mind both needed a break and I’m thankful for it today.  Sticking with the challenge, check out Lindsay’s [from The Lean Green Bean]  All-time Favorite Workouts !

Today…  #elf4Health 11/29 Day 4:  Get up 15 minutes early to meditate and reflect.  I’m not one to meditate so this was new to me, but I it was nice to reflect and relax this morning while eating breakfast without the news playing in the background.  Check out this NY Times article about meditation, How Meditation May Change the Brain .

Tomorrow…  #elf4Health 11/30 Day 5:  How many colors can you eat today? Challenge yourself!  This one should be easy-peasy, I love me some fruits and veggies!

Question:  Who are you thankful for?

Question:  Do you meditate?  If you do, share some tips for us beginners!

— Allison

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