Happy Thanksgiving from Sandy Feet!
With Thanksgiving this upcoming Thursday, it only seems fitting for this week’s blog post to revolve around gratitude. While gratitude should be expressed often, sometimes it may not. Certain days, we feel more “thankful” than others, sometimes, we feel more thankful for specific things than other days, and even throughout the day, there are little blips of time in which gratitude fills us. All of us here at Sandy Feet Events are most especially thankful for all of you who participate in our events, and overall serve as a part of our support system. Without you, we would not be here! Last week, we asked the question, “At what moments during your day do you feel most grateful?” And we received some great responses …
Below are just snippets of responses, from the team here and from Sandy Feet friends. Thank you for your openness!
Maura – “On my way home from work when I realize yet again how much I love my job and how lucky I am to be thriving in San Diego.”
Tanya – “Usually I feel most grateful in the morning. I feel lucky to have a warm bed to sleep in, food to nourish me, clothes to cover me, and a partner who supports me in all my crazy adventures like running trail marathons. I am truly blessed.”
Holly – “I’m most grateful first thing in the morning when I hear my son’s sweet voice calling for ‘mama’ from his crib. He’s always smiling and ready for the day. He reminds me that with each sunrise there is new hope for the adventure awaiting!”
Elizabeth – “When i am going home. I love my job, it makes it easy to be able to have a home to go to at the end of the day.”
Janine – “After a workout. There is something special about the sweat dripping down my face and feeling my heart pounding that reminds me that I am alive and how lucky I am to be.”
Rachel – “Usually when I wake up and go let the chickens out and get to see the sun rising. I feel lucky that I can go outside that early in the morning with out freezing – we live in a great place and I always try to remember that, even though I forget a lot.”
Now we don’t know about you, but when we run, those are some of the moments we feel grateful. The following quote by Kara Goucher took the words right out of our mouths:
“That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.”
So grab your athletic gear, lace up your shoes, and hit the pavement! Remind yourself of how wonderful your life is.
From our Sandy Feet family to yours,
Happy running, and Happy Thanksgiving!