Living gratefully doesn’t insulate me from life, it allows me to more readily embrace joy…
About the author
Lisa Valentine is an avid writer and runner, with a 30-year career as an educator. After ten years of teaching high school social studies, she has spent the last twenty years as a school counselor, primarily at the middle school level. She received her B.A. In Social Science from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa and her M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Her blog, Habitual Gratitude, can be found at
. Having completed 15 marathons, finishing three side by side with her husband, she looks forward to her next run, composing her next blog post, and time with family and friends.