I've gotten out of the habit of writing my Thankful Thursday posts and there are a lot of reasons. I'm not going to list them but I've always felt so much better after writing one of these posts that I am going to try to resurrect the habit.
It's freezing in Chester County today but there are reasons to be thankful. The first reason would be that we are not in Chicago. My poor friends out that way are learning what the meaning of "too cold for the dog to go out and poop" is. Just this morning, it was about 1 degree here and I thought it took me as long to put warm clothes over my workout clothing, then the hat, the scarf, and the gloves than the actual workout was going to take.
But, as always, when I got to Michael's Combat class, it was all smiles. What a fun, energizing and enjoyable class. If you are local and have not joined ACAC or attended a class that Michael teaches, you are missing out on a fun, laughter-filled, and heart-pounding workout. Who wouldn't be thankful?
Speaking of heart-pounding, most people already know this, but if you don't, last year was a bit of a surprise at the end. In late October, while having a fun meal out with my friends, I experienced a syncope (I fainted). Unfortunately, on the way down, a pole stopped my fall by hitting my head right before my head hit the hardwood flooring. You'd think a serious head injury would be bad enough but in an effort to find out why I fainted, it was discovered (thanks to my persistent and wonderful friend Kris who did not let me brush this under the rug and accompanied me to the cardiologist) that my heart wasn't beating all of the time. Thanks to two very good cardiologists at Paoli Hospital, I am the recipient of a nifty pacemaker. I can't say I am thankful for the experience and what preceded it, but I am thankful to still be here.
I am also thankful to so many people who helped me this past year, too many to name, but they know who they are. Those that made meals, mowed my lawn, shoveled by walk and driveway, filled my refrigerator. slept over here to watch my pets while I was in the hospital, called every day to check up. They brought food, friendship, and laughter. Friends mailed flowers, plants, blankets, gifts, cards, emailed and generally just sent love. My sister and my sons were also there for me. I am forever thankful for being such a lucky person to be surrounded by so much love.
Yes, it is Thankful Thursday!