Tweetsgiving gratitude post.

It surprised me that I found this post to be a challenge to write.

The more I pondered the more I realized if I were grateful for only a few small things it would be an easy blog entry to whip out.

Im grateful for blahblah A.  Im thankful for yadayada B. MizFit OUT!

I think it’s because I work (which doesnt meant that Im always successful!) to operate from a place of gratitude on a daily basis that I didnt even know where to begin.

But here it goes:

Im grateful for BIG FREEDOMS.

Im thankful for my health, my family, my friends, & all the myriad gifts in my life I strive never to take for granted.

Im grateful to be me & thankful I was selfish enough to take the time to work on myself so I could grow to where I am today.

(translation: MizFit in her late 20s? Not so much the grateful sort.)

Im grateful to all of you who take time out of your busy, busy lives to swing by here and read my musings.

Im thankful for all of your kind words when Im feeling frustrated and for the fact you share in my joys as if they were your own.

I know it sounds cheesy and would roll my eyes I think were I to read this on someone else’s blog but I really do greet most mornings with the thought of:

Seriously? This is my life?! Im pretty damn fortunate.

I am grateful.

This year even more so than years past.

And you?

Are you feeling as I do this year (is it the economy? the general sense of life-uncertainty that filled 2009?) & thankful thankful for things which other Thanksgivings you may have taken for granted?

Please to hit us all up in the comments.

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Comments

  1. Ava says

    I am leaving town tomorrow morning early so I just wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

    I love this post.

  2. Ava says

    Oh and I am grateful for so much I couldn’t list it all either but this year I am thankful for my job even though I don’t like it much :)

  3. Hallie says

    I love your link to the big freedoms.

    I know I take those kinds of things for granted and today I will not.

    HAPPY TWEETSGIVING :)

  4. runnin4fun says

    I too wake up,look around,and say “I love my life!”- so grateful,thankful,but mostly blessed!!

  5. says

    I, Too, have soooooo many things to be thankful for!!! (Post coming after the nursing home!! ;-). What I would like to say here is that I am so so Thankful for the Blessing that is YOU!!!! You have made such a difference in my life (which would sound crazy to others who don’t know the POWER of Twitter/Blogging). You’ve Inspired, Motivated, Stimulated, and Empowere Me!!! For THAT, I’m THANKFUL!!!! ;-) Happy Tweetsgiving, My Friend!!
    Love Ya Lots!!!
    Dr. Mo

  6. Allie says

    I am more grateful this year than last year for some reason.

    Does this post mean no post tomorrow????

    ;)

  7. says

    I am grateful for friends like you who continue to remind all of us out here in bloggin’ land to be grateful with everything we have! And not just on Thanksgiving holiday but throughout the year…thank you for your continued life healthiness encouragement not just physically but mentally and emotionally for all of us here on-line!

  8. says

    The thing I’m most grateful for this year over last is that I’ve had another year with my mom.

    Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of Thanksgivings. And thanks for all you do and how much you care.

  9. says

    This year is very special for me. I have even been keeping a gratitude journal for about seven months.

    I am grateful for second chances at life. That I can right some wrongs. For the ability to see life’s challenges as lessons and blessings, and for the strength those lessons and blessings have given me to face each day 100% me.

    For you and every other human I am blessed to have in my life.

  10. says

    I am thankful for a lot & just being alive is one of them. It is tough in these hard times to find the thankful but to just be here & have family & friends & this great blog community.. how cool is that!

    Thankful for you Miz for your great posts * thoughtful person!

  11. says

    We had our Thanksgiving, but I try to be always conscious of the fact that I do have a lot to be grateful for – my family, a comfortable home, my husband and I both having jobs that we [mostly] enjoy. Husband and I have no major health issues, we have our cats to make us laugh every day, we have good friends. Yes, I get tired and yes, my house is always a disaster. No, we don’t get to see our family as often as we/they might like, but we are close enough to visit a few times a year. All in all, it’s a pretty good life.

  12. Tara says

    I am having friends over tonight for an informal gratitude gathering since I don’t blog.

    Nothing fancy but thankful.

    Will you be here tomorrow or are you taking a holiday??

  13. says

    I’ve added blogging to my long thankful list this year. It’s helped me not only connect to myself but to others with similar goals as well.

    And so, so, SO thankful to you, your blogs and videos. I can see in my short time in blog land how you have touched so many lives with your talents and knowledge.

  14. says

    Canadian Thanksgiving is past, but I am thankful for everything in my life, ups and downs, illness and wellness, for it means I am alive.
    And I wish all of my friends south of the border a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving, full of laughter and love.

  15. says

    Happy American Thanksgiving!

    I’m grateful that the father dear was able to come home for a couple weeks before shooting off to Cambodia again for another couple weeks. I’m grateful that the biggest stresses in my life have to do with things like university deadlines rather than living in a war-torn country. I’m grateful that I’m surrounded by wonderful positive people who love me.

    Life is really so very beautiful.

  16. says

    You know, I think this is a little backwards. I think it’s pretty easy to say we’re thankful for the big and obvious things. Everyone is grateful for their families, good weather, and their country. I think ofttimes that’s a bit of a cop out. I think it gets shallow and routine, like a beauty queen who answers the question “what would you want for…” with the stereotypical “world peace” It doesn’t take a lot of thought, and I don’t think it always reaches to the core of our gratitude.

    Sometimes the things we are truely grateful for may seem small and trite to others, but have a great deal of meaning to us. Those are the things that have some deeper, real and immediate emotional attachment for us… and while we may feel a warm glow for having our hubbies, we may be truly gratified by some more specific aspect of him: That he puts the toilet seat down, or that on that day when you were so out of sorts he just hugged you and listened instead of trying to talk you out of your feelings.

    While I think that being grateful for the big things is a way to create a general feel good for a day, I think being really aware of the small things can help you plan for more fulfilling opportunities in the future. If you know you feel good about something, it’s something you can re-create or ask for.

    If you have to stop and tell yourself “Hey, I am (should be) grateful that I have my health, than odds are you’re not as concerned about that as other things.

    I know when I had (or thought I had) good health I used to say things like “I’m grateful for my good health” on Thanksgiving… and I wasn’t, because I really didn’t understand the depth of how good that was. I could see other people who couldn’t walk, or were chronically ill, but had no way to understand or internalize that.

    This year I’m planning on getting to the core of my gratitude and escape all the platitudes.

  17. Miz says

    flying past computer but. alas YES :)

    I’m posting tomorrow.

    Caint let the USA peeps go without some turkey day musings…..

  18. Miz says

    and OUCH Fab Kate. I beg to differ as I do NOT believe we can judge what someone is grateful for.

    I am overall overwhelmingly thankful.

    Yes I am grateful for a few specifics I do NOT wish to share on a public forum but I have to say I disagree with your comment entirely.

  19. says

    I’m thankful I will always have the support of my family. No matter what, they are always there for me!

    We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving last month, but maybe I should have some stuffing on Thursday anyways? :P

  20. says

    I’m thankful for the long weekend Thanksgiving brings. And turkey. And family coming together.

    I’m also beyond grateful for being able to move to a new apartment that doesn’t have a 400-pound dancing giant living upstairs.

  21. Debra says

    I am thankful for your blog which is a very positive reminder for me to think about health and giving back and striving to be beautiful inside & out (the way I see it) and I am thankful that my dog is still w/ us after a tough surgery and of course for my wonderful family & friends. Much love and Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. says

    You know, after dealing with four untimely deaths this year (three of them children), I am grateful that my family is safe, both mentally and physically. And having spent some time last night listening to and crying with the father of the eight-year-old who died in August, I am beyond grateful that I do not know the depths of despair like he unfortunately does.

    I can’t wait for my sons to get home tomorrow night and hug them.

  23. says

    May I quote?

    “With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world. ” (Desiderata)

    Be thankful, praise, love and share a little compassion…..
    and enjoy yourself…..our time here is oh so short in the scheme of things

    Marc

  24. says

    I’m thankful for you and the fact that you share so much of yourself with us, even without revealing the specific sacred things in your life that I’m sure you are grateful for. I’m grateful that I know you are always there to support and encourage me.

  25. says

    Gratitude and thankfulness are two very different animals in the zoo of my head.

    I’m thankful for energy and health and a comfortable home today.

    I’m grateful for love from friends new and old.

    One is stuff I have; the other is stuff I’ve received. Do others make this type of distinction?

  26. says

    I am so with you on the measure of my gratitude being so huge that I don’t even know where to begin with my thankfulness. But of course I want to try! Nothing makes me feel better than listing all the blessings in my life. I love this post. And one? I am grateful for you and our friendship. You are a treasure.

  27. says

    I am thankful for so much, for ‘big’ things and little things. I will hopefully write a blog in the next day or two. But on this blog, I just want to comment that I am truly truly thankful for you, Miz. You have had a very large impact in my life in the past year–more than I would have believed possible from a person I have never ‘met.’ So, thank you and have a blessed tornado-y Thanksgiving!

  28. Ann says

    I’m grateful for my health and my ability to use to my body to go where I want to be, and my ability to push my body to continue to grow stronger. I’m grateful for my marriage. I’m grateful for security in the realms of shelter and food.

  29. says

    Miz,
    It’s been a great year. Still so much I want to do…chances I want to take, etc. I am grateful, though, for all this year has been. And mostly that goes back to the connections, the relationships that have grown. That’s what makes it all so worth it all. YOU are a big part of that…thank YOU!!

  30. says

    Well, at the risk of sounding platitudinous, I’m grateful for my husband, that he is consistent and has a good job and provides nicely for the family. I’m grateful for my kids. I’m grateful for my house. I’m happy that I stopped my fatness before it got any further. If I had to escape the platitudes, then I’d have to say I’m pretty darn appreciative of the timer on my oven. It’s handy.

  31. says

    I am thankful for the ability to read.
    I am thankful for this community. I have just arrived but really have enjoyed getting to know everyone without them knowing I am knowing them.LOL!! I will begin to mingle slowly but for right now, I am just so thankful for how much ya’ll share.
    I am thankful for laughter. I cannot live without it.
    I am thankful for friends. I have found how important they are this year.
    I am thankful for feelings. For the ability to take in the goodness of this all and get something out of it.

    Here is my tweet post… http://jodiojo.com/blog/tweetsgiving/#comments

  32. says

    Sad face. I had this post planned today, too, and then I had a crappy busy grumpy day. I really need to make time to write this post even if it’s tomorrow so I can focus on what I’m thankful for instead of trifling over all the trivial crap.

    I will start with the fact that I am thankful that everything I can think of to complain about right now is totally trivial and I know it. And I’ll work on getting a more positive headspace from there.

    Sorry, just bein’ honest. 99% of the days I’m Mrs. Mary Sunshine, this just aint one of em. :)

  33. says

    And because I hit submit too soon and the comment was NOT meant to be an all-about-me-whinefest….

    I am also thankful that I found Mizfit’s blog, because she rocks. And inspires. And totally deserves to wake up happy every day in her life! :)

  34. says

    I’m thankful to have a few moments of “breathing room” to pop over and write how grateful I am for my life and all the big & small things that make it full.

    Also, as ever, I’m thankful for YOU, Miz! You’ve created a wonderful community here, and you give so much of yourself to helping others. You’ve inspired me in countless ways to be mindful and healthy in my food and fitness, but to not get obsessed at the expense of other parts of my life. THANK YOU!

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