What Are You Grateful For, Turkey?

TurkeyWell, it’s November already {Be Thankful Month} and since Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah) are at the very end of the month, that means that the New Year will be here before you know it.

I have spent the last two months either traveling or having visitors every week. It has been really wonderful to spend time with lots of different family members and friends but also quite exhausting. It was a welcome distraction from the change of seasons that always brings some sadness for me. And, it all started off with a big milestone birthday for me that I was not looking forward to. In October, I also decided at the last minute to participate in The Nester’s 31 Day Writing Challenge…and I completed it. In 31 days. {You can check it out here, if you’d like.} It wasn’t perfect but I got it done and I’m proud of myself for completing the challenge. I’m also looking forward to improving on that experience.

All that to say I am so grateful for the unplanned distractions this month. I stopped being sad about the seasons changing and being another decade older and enjoyed the things that are important to me, like spending time with family and friends. It has also reminded me that what we give attention to grows.

So, in this month for being thankful, what are you giving your attention to? The stress and overwhelm of the holidays or the reason for the season? I’d love to know: what are you most grateful for right now?


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One Response to What Are You Grateful For, Turkey?

  1. Becky says:

    Bill and I are doing a Thankful Challenge. Everyday we each write something we are thankful for on a piece of paper then put it into a large vase. On Thanksgiving, we are going to read them together. Today I thought about how thankful I am to enjoy spending time with my in laws, not everyone is so lucky. Ironic huh?

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