The Lucky One

I just got back from my first run in two weeks after injuring my already messed-up foot. It was only a three-miler, and I certainly didn’t break any records in the speed department. But it was one of the best runs I’ve taken in a long time because it made me think about how lucky I am. Here’s why:

  1. I have two strong legs on which I can run, which always lifts my mood.
  2. My two smart, loving, beautiful children make me proud every day.
  3. My husband is my best friend, my biggest supporter and the love of my life.
  4. I have loyal friends whom I love and trust, and they stand by me in good times and bad.
  5. I was raised by a woman who taught me to be honest and strong and to speak my mind.
  6. I have a sweet little dog who adores me no matter what.
  7. I had the gift of a college education, which broadened my vision of the world and made me want to see all of it.
  8. I see the good in people even when they don’t see it themselves.
  9. I love with my whole heart, even when it hurts.
  10. I survive. Always have, always will.

2 thoughts on “The Lucky One

  1. Especially #9 for me. But everything else, I could have written. I’m so happy you had a great run. Nothing like a great anything!

    • Thanks, Gina. I’m still feeling those endorphins today…or maybe it’s just this gorgeous, sunny day.

      Regarding No. 9: I wouldn’t live life any other way.

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