30 Days of Gratitude

It is so easy to forget the blessings around you when things don’t seem to go your way. When life seems bad it just gets worse. At least it always feels that way. November is a month that reminds us to be grateful, it helps pull us out of the life’s negativity pool and prepares us to become uplifted in the coming joy of the holidays. It helps us remember that no matter how bad life seems, there is someone else out there suffering more, whose ‘bad day’ has blown yours out of the water.

I see tons of journals out there for being grateful. I’ve been designing and putting together my own. My printer is in storage right now, so until then I’ve been making a list. I haven’t been faithful as most in posting them on facebook or twitter, so today I thought I’d share mine here. Feel free to add something you are grateful for in the comments or on my page here.

  1. I’m thankful for my three children and the incredible hugs they give me each day.
  2. I’m thankful for the homestead where we are living until we find our new house.
  3. I”m thankful for my mother and the way she cooks eggs.
  4. I’m thankful that our jobs allow us the freedom to have the choice of where we live.
  5. I’m thankful for my oldest daughter’s ability to draw and the amazing talent she’s been given in art.
  6. I”m thankful for my writers’ group who has become very much like family over the years and continues to believe in me and support me in more ways then just my writing career.
  7. I”m thankful for my children’s teachers who help educate them and influence their learning.
  8. I’m thankful for my husband who allows me to make decisions and do crazy things and still stands by my side whether he agrees or not.
  9. I’m thankful for patched knees in jeans and shoe goo to repair sneakers.
  10. I’m thankful for my husband’s grandmother and the opportunity for my children to have a relationship with a living great grandparent.
  11. I’m thankful my kids each have beds to sleep in and warm blankets at night.
  12. I’m thankful for libraries and the resources they hold to share and inspire others.
  13. I’m thankful for music.
  14. I’m thankful for my besties and they amazing way of always being there when we need each other.
  15. I’m thankful for online communications and the amazing way it allows us to stay connected to those we love when we are far away.
  16. I’m thankful for pot pies, pizza, chicken patties, and paper plates.
  17. I’m thankful for the time I get to spend on the farm and the animals my dad rescues at the auctions.
  18. I’m thankful for the ability to drive and the vehicle that gets my family from one place to another.
  19. I’m thankful for popcorn, scouts, and the male mentors in my son’s life.
  20. I’m thankful for sweet peas, gourds, tomatoes, and the people who grow them.
  21. I’m thankful for the real estate agent helping us find our new home.
  22. I’m thankful for the many years of memories of the homes we’ve had in the past.
  23. I’m thankful for JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.
  24. I’m thankful for modern medicines that heal and vaccinations that defend us against serious illness.
  25. I’m thankful for the new people I will meet and the new places I will visit in the coming new year.
  26. I’m thankful for the words and imagination I have been blessed with to write the stories I have shared and the books I have had and yet to be published.
  27. I’m thankful for gloves that keep little hands and fingers from getting cold.
  28. I’m thankful for family traditions.
  29. I’m thankful for small towns and country living.
  30. I’m thankful for all of you, for reading this blog, reading my books, and stay connected through this journey.

So tell me, what are you thankful for?

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