Things are strange in my heart right now. I miss Farley. I miss distance running. I'm 99% sure I'm pulling out of the marathon I've been training for since July. I'm stressed out about my coaching business and having a hard time developing fees for things I typically volunteer. My heart isn't sure how it feels about that. I give, often to a fault, and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to put a price on what I have been giving away.

Things are just strange.

And for that reason, it is even more important for me to follow through with my thankful project ( It officially starts tomorrow, but I've been posting for the last little while to get ready.

November is a special month for me. I'll turn 35 on Saturday. I have had a hard time with my age in the past, but not this year. I'm totally enamored with my thirties. I have grown into my skin in my thirties. And I'm really excited to see where I go in the second half of them.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I think it is a great time for me to get emotionally centered for Christmas. It is easy to get overwhelmed in all the perceived obligations of Christmas. I love Thanksgiving because it just fills my heart.

Thanksgiving reminds me that I need to take the time to fill my heart every day. That I need to keep my eyes open to what is beautiful. That I need to take the time to look for things that create happiness.

When I take the time to be thankful, it is harder for me to be bitter or feel entitled. When I take the time to be thankful, I am more content and appreciative of what I have. When I take the time to be thankful, I am just a better person.

So I'm committing to be thankful every day in November. I will take a picture and post it on my other blog. It'll be sent to facebook and twitter as well.

Will you play along?