Monday, November 01, 2010

30 Days Of Thanksgiving, Day 1

Last year I stumbled upon the Keeping Up With The Tatums "30 Days Of Thanksgiving" and made a go of it for the month of November, 2009. You can find my posts here. I challenged myself to list at least 5 things each day. I also wrote down what I was thankful for in my journal and elsewhere. (It's not as easy as one might assume, to do this every day for 30 days strait). By the end of the end of the month, I decided to make it an annual tradition come each November, in addition to my regular posts.

Well low and behold, it's November 1st! Time to begin again.

Today I am thankful for:
~My Husband, his love and kindness
~A visit with Mom during which she didn't try to annoy or upset me as she so often does (and on purpose - the ole saying "misery loves company" is, unfortunately, true with her)
~The brisk, cold Autumn weather we're having
~Hot cups of tea
~The pleasure from reading a book I'm enjoying
~Making plans again
~Looking more like myself than I have in Years
~Starting to feel like myself again (which I haven't since being in the hospital in July)
~Being inspired

What are you thankful for today?

Stent removal tomorrow. I'm cringing already. (I've been through it before and no, knowing what to expect doesn't help!)

(For yesterday's updated "Happy Halloween!" post, scroll down or click here).

(*Sarah over at Enjoy The Little Things is joining me for 30 Days of Thanksgiving!)


Sarah said...

What a great idea Jo! As a society, we really do tend to lose focus of what Thanksgiving is supposed to be about!

I think I'm going to do this too... hope you don't mind that I steal the idea from you!

Jo said...

Steal away! Hopefully you'll give me a shout out in doing so, :-)

Judy said...

I like this idea too! I might give this a try as well.
I enjoyed your previous post. I'm sorry for your loss and I'm glad you have a wonderful husband to help carry you when you need it.

Jo said...

Thanks so much Judy! I truly appreciate your kindess.