This morning I’m thankful that I “had to” get up at 3 am… because I got a job that I start today!
I put “had to” in quotes because this definitely isn’t something that I don’t want to do. I want to be up early enough to prepare for the day by meditating, exercising, reading, and writing. It’s a gift to be able to do this stuff, and I’m happy to start being up before the birds so that I can participate in it.
This morning I’m thankful for the cold, because I know that no matter how much the thoughts of how cold it is out there try to keep me from going for a run, I’m stronger than those thoughts. No matter how much I picture myself being miserable when I get out there, I know how to change that picture and focus on how awesome I’m going to feel when I’m done. Amazingly enough, just writing these few words helped me to change that picture, which is yet another reason to be grateful. Now I’ve got another weapon in my arsenal against laziness.