Friday, November 22, 2013

Being Thankful

I love this print, don't you? You can get a free 4x6 download of it over at French Press Mornings!

I know some people think making a list of things to be thankful for is silly and that you should be doing something more. Well, here is my reply to those people. Have you ever tried it on a really hard day when it feels like not one thing has gone your way? It can seem almost impossible to feel thankful for something. Even on seemingly normal days, it can be quite the task.

Yes, my list may be of simple, ordinary things, but I am truly thankful for those simple, ordinary things on a really bad day (or even on a very normal day). I keep this list because most of the time I get caught up in wanting things I don't need and feeling like I am less because I don't have them. So before you go off and believe that I am missing the point, think again. I do this because I want to be more thankful in life for all the things I do have, no matter how small. This little 30 days exercise helps me refocus before the crazy (want driven) holiday season.

I am thankful for...
13. those people who choose to support the handmade community.
14. clean sheets after a hot bath.
15. unseasonably warm days.
16. down time.
17. the ability to volunteer my time with a youth group.
18. good curl days.
19. grandma-made winter quilts.
20. cinnamon candles.
21. the luxury of going to the movies.
22. Thomas' vacation days.

So I challenge you, if you think it is easy... try it for this last week of November!


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  1. I think it's awesome that you're remembering the little things, which are often overlooked in giving thanks. They are the things we forget to appreciate, especially on the days when we feel as though everything is against us and we've nothing to be thankful for. And like you said, it's wonderful to be able to refocus before the holidays hit. Given me a lot to think about.