Thanksgiving for our family marks the beginning of the holiday season, so I want to begin by wishing all of you a happy, blessed gathering with friends and loved ones. May your heart be full and your soul be light!
Now, onto the tricky part: what am I thankful for? It's not that I cannot come up with anything; I just cannot narrow it down to fit in one post! As all the thoughts circle in my head, I keep coming back to one in particular. Without this one blessing, I would not be able to enjoy my time with family and friends, be an active part of my son's life, or feel the gratitude of being a speech pathologist. I have seen so many friends, loved ones, and a few family members suffer and battle health challenges, but at the ripe old age of 43, I count my blessings for my good health. Sure, I could stand to lose
a few pounds, 10 pounds, 15 pounds, and I don't move as quickly as
I used to in the morning as I head down the stairs to let the dog out, but I'm
healthy. I stay on top of my annual check-ups and encourage friends to
get their mammograms, and then I say a little prayer of gratitude when I get
the all clear phone call.
I'm thankful for my health and I do what I can to help those who are fighting the good fight against breast cancer by taking active roles in the Avon Walks in Chicago over the last four years. I have walked and worked alongside survivors, people who have lost loved ones to cancer, and women and men like me who just want to help because we can make a difference. The holidays are a good reminder for me not to take my good fortune for granted and to show my gratitude by giving to those in need. So, as we prepare for the holiday season, I will do what I love, spend quality time with family and friends, and give thanks for each day, each step, and each hour.
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|My first year as a walker, I dedicated miles to specific people|
and saved this dedication for the finish line.
|A very rainy end to my second year participating|
in the Avon Walk Chicago.
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