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Monday, November 11, 2013

A Time To Be Thankful

The best way to start your week is to count your blessings! So in honor of Veterans Day today, I want to take a moment just to be truly thankful. We are so blessed to be Americans. Blessed to live in a land of freedom, built by amazingly unselfish people who were willing to sacrifice their time and some even their lives to make that possible for us. Freedom isn't free and I am forever grateful to those who pay that price.
 

Other things I am thankful for today:
  • I lost 3lbs last week! And my dad talked me into going to the gym last night for the first time in a while...at least a month. It felt good! It's always easier when you have a buddy too. I can't wait to have my hot body back!!
  • Friends who are nerdy like me and will text with me throughout the Killing Kennedy movie (ahhem...Christa, I know you're reading this)
  • Blind dates that terrify me but end up introducing me to someone I would never have picked for myself - in a good way
  • Sushi dates with my best friend
  • Oceans by Hillsong United - I am obsessed with this song (lyrics above). It's so powerful. I get teary every time I hear it. I know the video is a little long, but I dare you to listen to it and not be moved by it.


How's that for a Motivational Monday???
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17 comments:

Kalie said...

Sounds like you're off to a good start to the week! I started back at the gym last week too - slowly but surely we can get back to where we were!

P!nky said...

Super motivational girlie!

Blind random dates can be pretty awesome! And how doesn't like sushi girlfriend dates?

Happymonday!

smk053078 said...

Amen to our veterans & active military! And whoot for the gym....it is def much easier with a buddy!! Keep it up!!

Amanda aka Manda said...

Love that solider picture. So true!

Yay for losing 3 lbs and working out! Double yay for great blind dates! And prospective new fellas.

Still loving "Oceans" too. I played it about a million times after we talked yesterday!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Love that first picture and so true! Congrats on the 3 lb loss. Blind dates that aren't totally crazy is something to be very thankful for!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Congrats on losing 3 lbs, that is awesome! Yay for a successful blind date :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Venus Trapped In Mars said...

YAY 3 pounds! You go girl. I think I found your three.... plus some

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

That quote about the only bad work out is the one you didn't do is awesome! I need to remember that when I'm avoiding the gym (like now). Glad you got back to the gym last night. Now I just need to do the same!

Jackie said...

ahhh shoot I worked all weekend and forgot to ask about your date! But, yay for 3lbs lost.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

Canadians call today Remembrance Day.

congrats on the 3lbs loss! i love fitness quotes :) i read them all the time!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Katie said...

I love that first picture about Heroes :) SO true.

Cassie said...

I watched Killing Kennedy too! hooray for 3lbs, I need to start getting healthy again myself.

Pamela said...

I recorded Killing Kennedy! Can't wait to watch it :) yay for 3lbs!!

Ashley said...

i'm thankful for your blog!

because you always inspire me and make me smile!

Wine and Summer said...

yay for 3 lbs and good blind dates! I recorded Killing Kennedy too! Now I just have to sit down and watch it.

Janna Renee said...

I had one blind date once, and it was fun!! Good for you getting back to the gym! I haven't been working out as much after my injury, but I'm itching to get back to it!!

Christa said...

In the immortal words of Weird Al: "I'm so white and nerdy" :)