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THANKFUL FRIDAY

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THANKFUL FRIDAY

Cindy Maddera

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Thursday morning, while I was in the middle of my yoga practice, I thought "wouldn't it be nice to have two hours for my yoga practice instead of just an hour and 20?". I wanted more time on the mat. This was surprising because just the act of getting my butt up and onto the mat these mornings has been a practice unto itself. Getting up at 5:20 AM happens with a grumble and a strong urge to press "snooze". If I didn't get up at 5:20, I would not have an hour and twenty minutes to spare for my yoga practice. And even though there are days when I feel like I want ALL the poses and spend the day on my mat, I am thankful for the time that I do spend in my practice. I'm thankful I have a mat to practice on. There's a lot to be grateful for this week. I'd like to think that I am not one of those people who needs a tragedy to remind them of the things they are grateful for. Trust me. It doesn't take a tornado to remind me that I am thankful for a solid roof over my head. I am thankful for this every day. But I do have framily that live and work in the areas recently hit and I am thankful that they also have a solid roof over their heads and I am thankful that they are all safe. I am thankful for every child that was pulled from the rubble alive. I am thankful for every teacher that did everything in their power to protect their students. I am thankful for the outpouring of help and support that has been sent in that direction.

I am thankful for the lettuce that is coming up in my garden. I am thankful for snippets of time I've had with friends this week. I am thankful for a long weekend. But most importantly, I am thankful for you.