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Cindy Maddera


Today's Thankful Friday is going to get rambley. There's just a lot to be thankful for this week especially with all that's happened in Boston. I went ahead and signed up to have $10 taken out every month to go to a project at Donors Choose. I usually defer to Talaura as to what project we should help because if we all put our money into the same project and get it funded, we could work on a new project the next month. She said that we should try to find a running or music related project in or around Boston. Since we both feel that music is a great healing tool, we came up with this project. One of the things that has warmed my heart this week is seeing the teacher leave thank you comments to every single person who has donated to her project so far. I am so thankful to those who donated. I didn't want to post too much about this because I'm still fundraising for the AIDS Walk and I don't want to ask for too much. After April I'll get back into the habit of promoting one project a month. But I am so thankful for your support and I'm thankful for the joy and happiness it brings me to do something good.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you, and we always will." -Patton Oswalt

I thought getting back on the treadmill to run would be difficult after missing a week. I figured that I would need to go back to week one in the program and just start over. The first day back I went ahead with my scheduled Day 2 of Week 2 and it really wasn't a struggle. The only problem I had that day was getting into a good rhythm. I just felt off and not as comfortable, but the next day everything fell into place. As soon as the timer chimed for me to start running, I did so with a smile on my face. I am still surprised that running is something that I want to do and that it's something that brings me joy. I am thankful for this and thankful for the time I've had on my yoga mat every day this week.

Amy arrives tonight and even though we will be busy putting together a garage sale and other things, I am just thankful for the chance to see her face. I have missed her. I want to hear all of her news, all of her stories. I don't think I'd even attempt a garage sale if she wasn't willing to do this with me. We've been promised sunshine on Saturday, something I haven't seen all week. I am thankful for this rain but I am sure looking forward to some sun.

Thankful, thankful, thankful for all of it. Here's to a hopeful weekend and a very Thankful Friday!