I started off this past week receiving a photo from one of my closest girlfriends:
This was her car. Her boyfriend had gotten into this accident, and thankfully, he walked away pretty much untouched besides some cuts and bruises.
As we approach Thanksgiving this Thursday, I wanted to share this photo because yes, 2020 has been full of disappointments, from cancelling all of our plans for the holidays with our loved ones, to going to Costco and finding all the toilet paper rolls sold out, again. Seriously. And really??
But let's remember that there is always something to be thankful for.
Let's keep believing in science delivering a vaccine for us as soon as 2021.
Let's make an actual effort to write down our daily gratitudes, and better even, share them out loud.
Let's smile and hug the ones we can right next to us, right now.
Let's get outside and be in awe of the natural beauty where we live.
Let's celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time, without all the stress of cooking, or hosting, or cleaning, but simply, in the spirit of thanks.
I challenge you this week to turn every negative, "I wish," to "I am thankful for."
No it's not easy. Yes, it feels forced. But try it. Really try it. It begins with what and how we choose to believe.
1) I am thankful for having a blast dancing in a serious rainstorm on Tuesday at Pelo Fitness:
2) I am thankful other people think it's fun to do the Whip & Nae Nae (at our new Saturday venue, "The Garage"):
3) I am thankful for my on-and-off relationship making ridiculous TikTok videos (it's a creative outlet!), and learning to "snap" asparagus:
4) I am thankful that when you share your problems on social media, sometimes your problems are solved
(I posted this video on Facebook and got about 50 responses of tricks and tips on opening jars, which somehow in 41 years, I NEVER KNEW about... the spoon tap on the lid, or the rubber bands, or the upside down gentle tap!!! Mind-blown.):
5) And in all seriousness, I am thankful that Stop Drop And Dance is something that EVERYONE can do, even my girls!
Even my sister, my parents and my longest best friend, who all live an hour and a half away, can join on Zoom. Even in your living room, your closet, your kitchen, or a random parking garage... we can still dance TOGETHER. Even in a pandemic, we continue to dance. For that, I am so thankful.
If you are looking for a different way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, I invite you to Stop Drop And Dance with us at 10:15am (SPECIAL TIME) Thanksgiving morning on Zoom or in-person at Pelo Fitness in San Rafael! Even your loved ones from afar can join you virtually!
Or if you're feeling like something else... take our on-demand recordings for TRX, HIIT, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga, Power Yoga, or YogaBurn at your own convenient time.
Sign up for all classes at www.thepowerwithgrace.com/classes
(Anyone want to double up with me and take Pelo's 9am Cycle class beforehand? Sign up for cycle at www.pelofitness.com!).
We're celebrating health. We're celebrating life. We're celebrating, period, because that's what we choose to do.
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