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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Thanks

I don't believe that giving thanks should be kept for one day of the year. I give thanks every single chance I get. It is part of my families nightly ritual when we have dinner together. If we can't have dinner together, we will discuss how fortunate we are at some point. My husband and I continously remind ourselves that we have everything we need.

I see so many people who wallow in the things they don't have and they are miserable for it. I am not rich. In fact, my husband has been laid off twice in the past two years, my parents are both without jobs, my brother was laid off last year after having his triplets who were born prematurely and my little one is sicker than a dog right now. Unfortunate things happen to us all of the time. These things happen to lots of people. I don't sit around and think "oh poor pitiful me" or more bad things would start happening. Why? Because I am looking for them.

Instead of looking for the bad things, look for all of the good things in your life and be thankful. I have an awesome husband and child. I have a good job that pays me decently. I have friends that I adore. I have wonderful co-workers that I also call friends. Those triplet girls have become one of the biggest blessings in our lives and I am thankful every day for our girls. I have a roof over my head and I like my house. I have a strong healthy body and we are doing just fine. Life is great and I am thankful for every moment I have on this earth - good or bad.

Make an effort to say thanks not just once this year, but again and again. You will be happier for it. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Friends of the Park Turkey Trot is Almost Here!

The 4th Annual Friends of the Wilmington Parks Turkey Trot is only three days away now. There are about 130 runners/walkers pre-registered for this event.

Races begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day! Registration begins at 8 at the Clinton County YMCA. Runners meeting will begin at approximately 8:45.

We will have free babysitting inside the Clinton County YMCA while parents and older children run/walk the race. We aren't just talking about your babies "sitting" either. Children's activities will begin at 8:30 on the Wilmington College track. There will be a 50 yard dash, 1/4 mile sprint and 1/2 mile run. All children are encouraged to participate. There will all kinds of fun activities inside the YMCA's gym. They will play games like floor hockey, basketball and tag for older kids on one side of the gym. On the other side, we will be playing duck-duck-turkey, crafts and other fun games. All kid activities are free of charge. We want the entire family to come and have a good time for little money.

This is a small organization so please notify us if you will be coming and want a t-shirt on race day. We don't guarantee you will get a shirt on race day if you don't let us know you want one. We try to have them, but we don't want to waste money. Help us save some green by registering ahead.

Contact Heather Harmon at 937-218-0018 for registration and event details.

Hope to see you on Turkey Day!