Friday, November 28, 2008

thankful.

While it may have been more timely for me to write this yesterday, I feel as if it should always be the appropriate time to share what you are thankful for and share how God has blessed you. The normal culprits are still on top of the list – friends, family, my health, the health and happiness of those I love, etc. But the list I’m going to compile for you today are those things that I may not always express my thanks for, the things I am more apt to complain and whine about. At the end of the day, my problems are not that big, and if looked at in the correct light, they still have blessing written all over them.

*I am broke… This is true. I am. This is one of the consequences of not being able to work for a whole year when you have a career that is dependent on the health of your body. But I have a roof over my head and food to eat and all the other necessities of life while still being able to pursue my dream. All the things that made it possible for that to come together for me this year was truly a blessing.

*I have a bum knee… This is obviously something I complain and worry about often, especially when earlier this year it started swelling up often and acting as if immediate surgery was imminent. But I have revamped my training and changed some things around, and I can go days without even thinking about it. Sometimes when circumstances force us to change things we would have been slow to change on our own, it can be a blessing in disguise. I’ll write more about this at a later date, but I truly believe this could be the case with my knee.

*I’m still single…but I might not be for long. ☺ Actually, that’s not the part that is the blessing because I have found happiness just being me and growing as a person and constantly learning about myself. And I do enjoy my drama free life, so being single is not always something to complain about; sometimes it’s something to savor.

*I am flat-chested...there will always be push-up bras. What other body part allows for this kind of quick fix?

*I get a fair share of rude comments on my blog…but I also get many positive ones. And at the end of the day, even the people who don’t ever have anything nice to say still find me interesting enough to even visit so that says something. It’s also been a free anger management course. These days I can read mean comments and simply erase them without posting them or responding and getting rude and sarcastic back…sometimes.

*It’s a recession…of course I don’t know how much it’s really effecting me directly because I’d be strapped for cash regardless probably, but I have never shopped less in my life. That is huge for me. In fact, my favorite shirt right now is my white v-neck from Target…if that doesn’t say recession I don’t know what does.


I guess my point is that I have a lot to be thankful for and there really isn’t anything I can think of to make me not be thankful. I am a blessed individual and I know that everything in my life has a reason and a purpose.

Happy Thanksgiving!

7 comments:

Jasmine said...

i'm thankful for you. and your target v-neck shirts. love you

Lyra said...

On behalf of everyone who reads your blog: WE'RE THANKFUL FOR YOU. That's why we come back again, and again, and again. Keep sharing your life with us. ox

Jackie E. said...

so are you probably not gonna be single for long as a result of the conversation we had today???? hmmm...do tell bri:) regardless, happy thanksgiving! and oh yeah, santa jackie just might be able to help you out with that "for granted" post. i'm still struggling with the opposite problem and since we wear the same size and all....

Old teammate said...

LOL...you're a trip. Why even mention the chest part. Since you're probably not gonna be single for too much longer...the guy (or girl) doesn't really too much care about it....

lol...think of it this way...your perception of the lack up top, gives more attention to the abs down bottom...anyway, hope things are going well, goodluck!

brit_brat said...

haha they said (or girl)
where did that come from?
that reminds me of when I took Tristin (my 8 month old daughter) to the doctors and she was dressed in lavender and flower footsie pajamas with a purple beanie that also had flowers on it. The doctor asked me "So, how long has he been sick?" HE? Um....what about purple threw you off?
yeah so my point is my daughter a boy? No.
Brianna a lesbian? No.

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
Now, if they only made "push-up" underwear for us guys, it'd be ...
I, uh,... should I even say that? ...lol

Bianca said...

I'm thankful for forgiveness :)

And I'm thankful for a friend who forgives me when I don't call because I thought they were in San Diego but they were actually in LA.

Just a hypothetical...