Day 1: The Month of Thanks


November is one of my favorite months. Why? Because it is the month of thanks. We should all be living in a ?lifetime of thanks?, but with the normal chaos of life, it?s often hard to sit in a place of graciousness for too long before it?s time to discipline the kids and run them around to all of their practices ?.

Chris and I love to try our best to live with an ?attitude of gratitude?. No better reminder than Thanksgiving month to appreciate what we have before we are forced to appreciate what we had.

In honor of this month of thanks, I am following suit of a sweet girl in our family?s life that showed quite the example by posting her 30 Days of Thanks. I?m a little late: today is November 5, so we will only get 26 days of thanks! I?ll do my best to remember to post daily?I?m not perfect, so forgive me if I miss a day or two ?.

To make up for my tardiness, I have jam-packed my first Day of Thanks with a few things I?m grateful for.

My family. This family. Although these aren?t my only family members, I think this is such a wonderful place to start.

Without these people ? all of them ? I wouldn?t be where I am. They make me smile and laugh everyday. They are the reason I get up and work so hard, and my biggest source of support in all that I do. A couple of them are the silent ?heavy lifters? that help me make it through my days, and make my kids feel even more loved and special than I ever could alone.

These people make one happy, warm, and loving home.

I am a blessed and lucky woman. Thank you to this amazing family of mine. I love you all ?


3 Responses

  1. Of course we will forgive you if you miss a day or two… because not too long from now I’m sure you’re going to miss quite a few days once your beautiful little girl makes an appearance. We do the best we can do each day and that is all we can do. I so appreciate everything you & Chris do and I’m thankful for that. Thanksgiving in Canada is in October but we should be thankful every month, every day – even on bad days. I hope you & your beatiful family will visit Canada some day (preferably the Nations capital, Ottawa!) so I can be thankful for having met such beautiful people, inside and out.
    Thank you, God bless.

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