Why is Thanksgiving only a day? Why aren’t we thankful everyday?
In keeping with the general spirit of the mindful/conscious living post from yesterday, I’m going to try to remember to post a quick little something everyday this month about something I’m thankful for. I feel that being aware of the blessings and good things in our daily lives can sometimes be the catalyst or beginning of being more mindful in general.
So I guess for November 2011, I’m going to be keeping a daily gratitude journal of sorts. But I may forget … life happens, you know … so we’ll just see how it goes. LOL! No pressure. No legalism. No “oughts” or “shoulds” or “musts.” Wanna join me?
30 Days of Thanksgiving
I’m grateful for the beautiful sunny drive to work today with the low lying clouds just barely covering the autumn trees. I wish I’d had my camera, but I was in a hurry to get to work on time. But even with the need for speed (I didn’t speed, by the way), I still made a point of looking and actually seeing the beautiful day. It was almost like I took a mental photograph. I can pull up the image in my mind right now, as a matter of fact.
Okay, your turn. What are YOU thankful for today?
I was looking at my various blog statistics this morning and found that the following posts/articles consistently get visitors from all over the web every day. Not really sure why these particular posts are so popular, but here you have it … my list of frequently visited blog posts (in order of popularity):
1) Low-Budget Meal Planning
2) A Secret to a Relaxed Holiday Dinner
3) Freezer Meal Containers
4) You Know You’re From Western Washington
5) Twaddle-Free Children’s Literature by Grade Level
6) Advent Guide – Inductive Bible Study
7) Learning Impulse Control
8.) Happiness vs. Joy
My real life friend, Gina, is hosting a blog challenge for the month of February. Basically it’s a commitment to post a blog entry everyday this month (February’s the shortest month so it’s less of a commitment than other months). 😉
I’m not sure I normally would want to post that often to this blog, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like a good way to re-build the habit of writing everyday … even if it’s only a paragraph or two.
If you find yourself overwhelmed with too many posts here this month, don’t worry. Things will probably return to my regular hit-or-miss schedule in about four weeks.
Hey, wanna join us?! Gina’s giving away chocolate this week to a random participant. 😉