November 17, 2008

In November

Here we are 12 days before Thanksgiving, 6 days before the family begins to arrive for our holiday gathering.

November is my favorite month of the year. I love the weather, sweater weather, definitely not hot, not exactly too cold yet and many days you just need a sweater just to take the chill off. November is my birth month. November is when most take time to reflect and give thanks for the blessing in their lives.

Early this morning when I couldn’t sleep, I was doing a bit of blog reading (you know reading a favorite blog in the list of a favorite blog which leads you to another’s favorite blog) and ran across a sweet little blog called South Breeze Farm. She posted a "Giving Thanks Challenge".

I decided to join in. Click on the link in my side bar to take you to her blog and the challenge…
In honor of the month of November, which boasts a most wonderful holiday, I'd like to encourage all of you to join me for the 2nd Annual Giving Thanks Challenge! All you have to do is post one thing you're thankful for each day somewhere on your blog. It doesn't even have to be an actual thought-out post. Just start making a list on your sidebar - somewhere you can see it every day to encourage an attitude of thankfulness.

Her challenge made me realize that I, as many, so often forget how blessed we truly are. We do not recognize that each day should be celebrated and thanks should be given for what is good and right in our lives. Not just on Thanksgiving Day or just in the month of November but each and every day.

I am so blessed and thankful for
My family, my truly amazing loving parents who gave me life. My beautiful son, who is my pride and joy. My remarkable, loving better half. My precious, delightful loving sister and brother and their families. My gracious and giving real life friends, my Blog and Internet friends whom amaze me on a daily basis with their creativity, generosity, passion, humor, knowledge, empathy, sympathy, reliability and companionship.


City Mouse said...

I think blog reading is awesome for when you can't sleep. I do the same thing, or I re-read one of my country story books. I think it's all very relaxing.

Oh yeah, and I tagged you with a meme at my blog. =)

Anonymous said...

I love curling up with a good book in the evenings or on those snowy days when there is nothing else to do:-D


Sharrie said...

November is my birth month, too. I agree with your feelings about the month.