Gratitude.

This morning I started crying on the subway.  Wait, no, don’t log off, it’s not going to be one of those posts.  It wasn’t woe is me crying, it was moved to tears crying.

Have I mentioned I’m a big sap?

In the early pages of this month’s issue of Runner’s World magazine was a story about Trever Miller (no relation, we Miller’s are everywhere!) a major league relief pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals.  In it, the story of Miller’s daughter Gracie, now six, who was born with a rare chromosomal disorder that keeps her from being able to walk or talk.  Running for him is his bonding time with his daughter.

Dudes, I was crying like a baby on the New York City subway!  Then a few pages later was a short blurb about a young woman in nursing school who runs marathons with her dead mother and sister in mind.  More crying.

After I was finished feeling moved beyond appropriate social emoting levels, I just felt so ingrateful; walking around in this ‘woe is me’ fog lately.  There is so much to be grateful for in my life, although sometimes the more craptastic elements seem a bit overshadowing, it’s the good stuff that makes a life–and I do have a pretty fantastic life.

One of the first apps I downloaded when I got my new phone was a gratitude journal.  For the last week I’ve been listing everything that makes me smile, or think, or makes the day a bit more manageable.  It may be hokey, but damn if it doesn’t work.  I really feel more grateful–now that I can look back on the big and little things that fill my days with meaning.

Here’s the highlight reel for today:

  • Runner’s World Magazine
  • Ordering groceries online
  • Gabby’s mayo/love post
  • Chipotle and all the cute boys in suits that lunch there
  • A job posting at a company I really want to work at/recommendation for said job from friend

What are you grateful for today?

Breakfast

Green monster with banana, spinach, peanut butter, chocolate protein powder, and ground flax seed

Lunch

Chipotle!
One just opened up by my office and it seems to be inhabited by many attractive men in suits.  It’s good eye candy…and the vegetarian burritos ain’t bad either.

Dinner

Further proof I need groceries (they’ll be delivered on Saturday) this little concoction was not what I would call good.
Brown rice, tofu, mixed vegetables and garlic sauce