5k a Day Month of Thankfulness: Day 17. As I was whining that I didn't want to run today because it was too cold, it struck me how lucky I am that I live in a world where going out into the cold is only a minor inconvenience. There are millions of people in the world who don't know where they're going to sleep tonight, or where their next meal will come from. For them, the cold can be a matter of life and death. We are all fortunate beyond measure to live lives warm and safe, protected from the elements. If you want to do something to give back, check online for shelters near you holding coat and blanket drives this winter.