Wednesday Word: Gratitude


Every Wednesday, the Deb from Deb Runs will be providing a word about which to blog. Kind of like a nice little blog prompt. Posts can be fitness or health related, but don’t have to be, so really anyone can play along. Just be sure to link up with InLinkz on Deb’s main post, and share the love by reading and commenting on other’s participant’s posts.

This week’s word is GRATITUDE

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This year (as in other years) I am grateful for…

  • MY IMMEDIATE FAMILY (my hubby & my kitties)

My hubby allows me the freedom to be me. That means patiently waiting for me to run or race before we go boating during the summer months and scheduling our activities around my running. I am grateful that he is there to support me.



Jun - 10m bucket list race

My 4 cats give me unconditional love with their lap cuddles and purrs.

Jerry, the oldest (19 years old) & my personal favorite

Honey & Billy, the youngest (11 years old)

Slater (about 12 years old) and my hubby’s favorite


Of course that means being healthy enough to do the activities I enjoy — RUNNING, tennis, walking/hiking, boating.  I don’t take it for granted. I have been NOT able to do it too many times. I am so grateful to be healthy all of 2016!!



I am still in contact with a few friends from high school and college. It is great to connect with them and reminisce (about the good old days.) I have also made a bunch of GREAT friends as an older adult from the activities that I do…tennis friends, boating friends, quilting friends, mah jongg friends, running friends, etc. And I also have several from work (all 3 of my careers.) All of these people are precious to me and I am grateful to have them in my life.








junior year in France


mah jongg



  • SOCIAL NETWORKING – (Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc.)

The people I connect with are my virtual friends. I have met new people and can connect with ones that live too far away to see. I have learned a lot from Facebook and from my fellow Bloggers. Sometimes I have been lucky enough to meet them in the flesh. So I guess I am grateful for the Internet and those smart folks who have invented software that can connect people.


Alyssa and Barbara from FB


former blogger Andrea


bloggers Judy and Karen


Running has changed me. I discovered it late in life (at age 55). It has made me more confident, independent and I feel healthier and younger than ever. I am most grateful to this sport and what it has given me.

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Happy Running! What are you most grateful for?


11 thoughts on “Wednesday Word: Gratitude

  1. So much to be grateful for ! Loved seeing pictures of your husband and your cats… a rare occasion on your blog, thanks for sharing. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving !


    • It is always nice to spend time with the whole family together. I wish I had taken a pic of everyone. Glad you were able to share the American tradition in France.


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