Specifically I am feeling thankful for all the positive people in my life. It is amazing how powerful positivity and optimism can be. I am not talking about the always chipper fake-itivity; I’m talking about genuine people who love life, embrace life, and radiate that out. They are kind, they are enthusiastic about living and they make you want to be the best person you can be. I cannot think of one person I am close to who is not like this. I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by so much positive energy.

So this is simply a thank you to all of you – you know [I sure hope you know] who you are – for being positive forces in my life. I may not talk to you much or see you often, but I know you are there.

Positivity is powerful. Cary’s deep thought for the day.

That’s what I’m talking about!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. I had a great day. I ran the 1/3 marathon from Gothic to Crested Butte with Alexis and Henry. I could keep up because Alexis was pushing Henry in his stroller. I’ll take whatever advantage I can get. We treated ourselves to coffee after. Then Puck and I sat in the creek. We like to sit in the creek. Today he went snorkeling for a very nice branch and then tried to take me out with it. He makes me laugh. Even my dog is full of positivity! I am so fortunate.

Puck has been a bit sick again, poor dude. I think he may have to be on the magic powder most of the summer, I have to discuss with the vet. The other option is to not let him drink any water on our runs. Ha ha ha ha, snort, ha, yea, that’s going to happen. How could I take all the joy out of his life? I’d rather feed him drugs and let him play.

Here I come, Mom, WATCH OUT!

I am spending the rest of the day avoiding the crazy crowds in Crested Butte for 4th of July. It’s a popular 4th of July spot! I don’t think they have cancelled the fireworks (it is really dry here right now), but since I will be asleep by then, it really doesn’t matter. It’s embarrassing, I know, to go to bed before dark, but I am ok with that.