I realized the above quote is taken directly from the good ole Holy Bible – 1 Thessalonians 5:16. Yep, had no idea. I hear folks say this all the time and didn’t realize its origin. Anyhooo, I thought it truly pertains to these past few weeks. While my family has experienced some hard hits with my grandmother passing and another family member being diagnosed with breast cancer, we are still holding strong to the fact that we are very lucky and blessed. Could situations be different or better? Of course they could! But life isn’t about being perfectly planned, it’s about taking the hits as they come and continuing to believe that things will work out as they are intended. We will be better people after the experience has passed.
With that being said, on this first Thursday of October 2012 I am so thankful for a gentle reminder I received on Facebook earlier this week. Someone posted a quote this week and tagged me because they said it reminded them of me. The quote said “I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.”
They were right. I run because I can, and because I KNOW that those who can’t would do it for me, THEY WOULD! There are days I take the fact that I am in perfect health for granted. That I can get up on any given morning, like I did this past Sunday, and run a 10-mile race. That I can sit it out a day, and then get back at it the next. That I have the option to run, when so many don’t. And for this reminder (and for my health) I am so very thankful. So thank you Sean for the reminder and for thinking so highly for me. And a special thanks to the good Man above for my health.
What are you thankful for this Thursday?