Thursday again. I’ve seriously felt like April has hardly existed. April is typically a weird month for me, full of some tough anniversaries, so it usually goes by fairly quickly. But that’s not what today is for; it’s for living in gratitude and in the moment. It’s a great practice; one I believe that would benefit each and every one of us. With that in mind, here are some of the things I’m thankful for at the moment:

I’m thankful for a random cupcake given to me by a friend. Last Saturday night a friend came over to watch a James Bond movie (Casino Royale), and she surprised me with cupcakes! What she didn’t know is that I had been craving cupcakes all day, so her surprise was perfect. I enjoyed a delicious red velvet cupcake with buttercream frosting, and it was amazing.

I’m thankful for time to clean. My life is always busy and on-the-go, so I try to be very thankful for the slow moments to get things done. This past weekend after my race I dedicated two hours to cleaning, and managed to throw A LOT of stuff away (the bags and boxes filled my back seat and trunk!). It feels really good to get things organized.

I’m thankful for sleep. Truth be told, I don’t actually enjoy getting into bed at night. I find it a little stressful and pressure-filled (I’ve never been a great sleeper). However, I really am thankful for the time and ability to sleep. Sleep is a really great thing (and really helps to keep us sane!).

I’m thankful for a great run on Saturday. I was a bit nervous as I headed out for my Cherry Blossom 5k Race, but it turned out wonderfully. I’m thankful that my body responded well to me pushing myself, and I’m happy I had a run that I could smile through!

I’m thankful I learned about boundaries. I know, I know, I’ve talked a lot about boundaries recently (Introducing Boundaries,Influence vs. OwnershipRespecting the No, and Health Attracting Health,Owning Our Reactions), but that’s because I love them. Life is really tough without boundaries, and it’s nearly impossible to actually be healthy without them. I’m so glad that someone took the time and energy to help guide me through the process of developing boundaries in my own life!

I’m thankful for comfy sweatshirts. I do love to dress up, and enjoy doing that each day for work. But right now I’m sitting in a very comfortable sweatshirt from the early 80’s, and I love it. There’s something so comforting about snuggling up in a sweatshirt on the couch, right?

Now it’s your turn to share! What are you thankful for right now? What’s one of your favorite articles of clothing to get comfy in?