November is for Thankfulness

Dear readers, can we take a step back and get real?

No, for real, for real.  November is such a good time for that.  It’s all about thinking about the best things in life.  And it’s true that they’re usually free.  November is the time to celebrate all of those things.

(Oh hey, Instagram)

I was reading Whatever today, and had an Oprah, “Aha” moment when Meg talked about wanting to live a great story.

Deep, right?

Don’t you want to live a great story, too?

Meg focused on all the things she wants to accomplish, but I took a different approach.  I started thinking about all the things I’m already doing to live a great story–all the things I’m thankful for.

Here’s what I got:

  • I have killer friends.  Friends are like the family that you get to decide on, and let me tell you, I know how to pick ’em.
  • I get to go to New York.  I’m never too far from my next trip to New York thanks to a slew of family and friends who call it home.  I love the pace of the city, I love all there is to do there, and I love the energy buzzing through the city at all times.
  • I can speed through the mean streets of Georgetown to let out some steam.  A favorite eleven year old of mine told me that running “makes the little worries in her head” go away, and I’ll be damned if that isn’t 100% correct.  I’m so thankful that I can pound the pavement when I need to.
  • I have the best job ever.  Topped off by the best team in the world.  We found ourselves eating lunch together this afternoon and I proclaimed it our own little Thanksgiving.  We promptly drowned each other out by talking all at once, and I felt like I was at the family table, in the warmest and fuzziest of ways.
  • My life is fun.  I make time for fun every day.  It’s not a conscious decision as much as it’s something that’s happened for as long as I can remember.  And I like it that way.  And I plan to keep it that way.

Your turn dear readers.  Do you have any secrets when it comes to living your own great story?  What am I missing out on?

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