Celebrating Thanksgiving Every Day in November
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Each year for the month of November, I like to count my blessings each day by writing what I am thankful for that day, because I think it's important to be thankful on more than just the fourth Thursday of the month. It's something I've done for years in my journal. And in the past years I've done it on Facebook and Twitter. But this year, I thought it would be fun to keep track of all of the things I am grateful for in one place, here on the blog.
At the end of each day, I will come back to this post to write what I am thankful for. What are you thankful for today?
30 Days of Thankfulness...
I am thankful that we have a roof over our heads to shelter us from the cold.
I am thankful for modern-day medicine! This morning I woke up feeling achy and feverish, with a sore throat and an earache in each ear, and no desire to get out of bed. But thanks to some cold/flu medicine and antibiotics, I was able to celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with my family.
Today I'm thankful for big, warm, and fuzzy blankets! I'm still a little under the weather, and with the crisp, chilly weather outside, there is no better feeling than curling up under my big, warm blanket.
I am thankful for the end of Daylight Savings Time! Here in Mexico, we "fell back" a week before those of you in the US, and I must say that I am loving it! No more late sleepless nights for me. By 10:00pm, I can barely keep my eyes open. And by 10:30pm, this former night-owl is sound asleep. Zzzzzzz......
Today I'm thankful for a couple of things. I'm thankful for days that don't go the way I had hoped, even though they wear me out and leave me feeling a little overwhelmed. But at the end of that bad day, I know I'll have another chance at a better day tomorrow.
I'm also thankful for my job. It gives me something else to think about besides housework and homework. I couldn't ask for better students. And I love the fact that I get to drink a glass of wine while on the job.
I'm thankful for my Hubby's sense of humor and his ability to make me laugh over the silliest and simplest thing.
I'm thankful for cups of hot tea, that help soothe and relax me after a busy day of being a wife and mom.
I'm thankful that our truck is still running and that the only problem with it was that it ran out of gas.
I'm thankful for my father-in-law and the time my kiddies get to spend joking and listening to their grandpa's stories.
I'm thankful for getting to sleep in on Saturday mornings!
I'm thankful for hot showers and coffee. But I'm most thankful for gas. Without it, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the first two items mentioned.
I'm thankful for Hubby's shop, which provides us with the means to pay for the roof over our heads, the clothes on our back, and the food in our stomachs.
I'm thankful for my wonderful kiddies and the time we get to spend together.
I'm thankful for care packages filled with goodies from the US. And I'm thankful for the wonderful friends who are a tremendous blessing in my life.
I'm thankful Facebook for allowing me to reunite with old friends and family members with whom I had lost contact with. And I am thankful to have those people back in my life.
I'm thankful that one of my students is a doctor, who changed my inhaler to something that is really helping with my asthma! YAY for being able to breathe!
To be continued....