#thankful CrossFit At Home

Today I am thankful for CrossFit. Life is busy. Nine kids, two working parents with busy careers, teenagers, life events, and so on, it’s very difficult to find time for fitness. The times established at the CrossFit box I was going to, were just not working for me so Mid-December I quit my membership. CrossFit…

#thankful The Message of Christmas

“The message of Christmas is the world, human life, is a dark place, and the more you look for the solutions and the more you think about it, the darker it gets. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Russell and a tremendous amount of respect for Huxley and all those guys who would…

#thankful for grace and process

Today I am thankful for. I am thankful for grace. I am thankful that the world is full of graceful people who are patient as we all learn to navigate life at all ages and stages. No one grows up all at once, and no lesson is learned instantly. We are all in different processes…

#thankful for coming home

Today I am thankful for. I am thankful for coming home to visit. The town I am from is beautiful. We go back 4 generations here and when we visit it makes me so happy. I am thankful for my parents and my siblings, my friends and for the places left here that are unchanged…

#thankful for wind and rain

Today I am thankful for. I am thankful for the beauty of a storm. The rest and peace that comes over me when there is wind and rain. It reminds me that I am small but loved and significant, that I have no control over anything but I am taken care of, and to rest….

#thankful for working from home

Today I am thankful for. I am thankful for my job, for many reasons, one of those being the flexibility it offers me. Working from home means that when my wife or kids need me, I can be there for them. During this Christmas break from school I can be home to facilitate life while…

#thankful for my kids school

Today I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for my kid’s school. The kids attend a school that is much life family. They have all grown socially and academically and I could not be more thankful for the office staff, the teachers and the families. Uprooting and going to a new place is scary,…

#thankful for family

Today I am thankful for. I am thankful for my family. Our Christmas Family Gathering with my wife’s side of the family was great. So much family, so much great food, traditions that were not ours before 2 years ago are now ours. Conversations and love. #thankful_12_17_17

#thankful for my friend Rick

Today I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for my friend Rick who meets with me every Saturday morning to talk and listen. I am thankful for the friendship and for the things I am learning from him. I am thankful for the books we go through and the changes in my life because…