I have so much to be thankful for this year. I always have a lot to be thankful for but for some reason I feel extra thankful this year.
I am so thankful for the people in my life. I am thankful that they are safe and healthy.
I am thankful for my parents. They do so much to make my life comfortable. I am also thankful for my little brother. This is a kid who doesn’t really run but hammered out the last 7 miles of a marathon with me, staying with me as long as I wanted him to. He’s in the red shorts in the above photo.
I am thankful for my friends. My law school friends keep me grounded when things get crazy. My Simmons friends are like my roots. I don’t get to see my oldest friends very frequently but when I do they do amazing things. Sometimes they even yell at you at mile 25 not to stop. I am so thankful for them. I have LA friends who provide a distraction from law school when I need it.
I’m thankful to be studying in the field that I’m studying. I just found out that I get to take another class with another famous critical race theorist. I have been endowed with a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have to pinch myself sometimes, I feel so fortunate.
I am thankful for my body. It carried me 26.2 miles in one sitting this year. Seriously, a moment I will cherish forever.
I am thankful for all the things that make my life easier on a daily basis: having plenty of food, health insurance, basic transportation, financial comfort, safety, and water.
I am thankful for being able to share special moments with my friends.
I am thankful for the ocean air and waterfront. For everything I love about LA. For all the food in San Francisco include and especially Tartine, Bi Rite, and everything in the Ferry Building.
I have a pretty sweet life. I’m thankful that I have several things to smile about on a daily basis. Whether it be finishing a marathon, getting a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, reading the New York Times, or laughing with a good friend who gets it.
What are you thankful for this year?