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A new perspective on Thanksgiving and life

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webmaster | 11/27/13

Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow and inevitably someone is going to ask you, “What are you thankful for?”

You may come up with a few things off of the top of your head: Family, friends, good health, running… Stop. That list is tired.

Here’s a different way to think about the question: Think of all the things you “have to” do throughout your day and change your perspective — realize that you “get to” do them.

I have to run in the 5 a.m. cold and fog. No, I get to run at 5 a.m. with some of the best running buddies anyone could ask for, and do it before my children wake up and notice I’m gone...


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