Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Month of Gratitude, Days 1 & 2

It seems as though the trend on Facebook each November is for people to post something they're grateful for each day.  Being one who generally digs her heels in against anything "trendy", I've avoided this the past couple of years.  But I've been thinking about gratitude a lot lately, and today I read this quote: "The more you are thankful, the more you attract things to be thankful for."  It really resonated with me, and because of that I've decided to take up the challenge, and share something each day this month that I'm thankful for.  And because this poor little blog has been neglected for so long, I decided to do it here, rather than on Facebook.   Of course, I'm a day late, but better late than never!  So, without further ado...

Gratitude, Day 1
I'm thankful that when I tell my daughters they're awesome, their reply is inevitably, "I know!"  We've tried hard to make sure that they have confidence - that they know that they're smart and important, and that they have worth in this world, and that they're capable of doing and being anything they want to, if only they put their minds to it - and it feels like that has payed off.  I hope they'll always be able to answer "I know!"

Gratitude, Day 2
I'm thankful for friends, old and new.  I have lived a somewhat transient life, and I'm blessed to have friends in many places.  I'm thankful for friends who know me and love me anyway, friends who have lived with me and love me anyway, and friends who disagree with most of my opinions and love me anyway.  I'm grateful to know that there are always people who will stand by me when I need it most, and friends who won't notice when three hours have passed because we're enjoying the time so much.  I would be lost without my friends.

So, friends, what are you thankful for?


  1. You are a great friend - generous and I feel like I can disagree with you and you won't quit being my friend. How is nursing school? Have you started yet?

    1. I will never quit being your friend! I don't start school until January, so right now I'm just enjoying the calm before the storm. I haven't been in school full-time since Ricks, so this will be and adventure, to say the least.

  2. I'm grateful you're blogging this month! Honestly, it is the best way for me to keep in touch with you. Yes, yes, I know it is because I'm a stinker about Facebook. I'm also grateful that you are my SIL. I really love you a lot and feel that you are like a sister to me.


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