Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Attitude of Gratitude

I had this really great idea that for the whole month of November I would update my status on Facebook with something I was thankful for, BUT I forgot about that until about November 3 or 5 or somewhere along the way. Dang it! Yesterday, one of my online pals posted a thankfulness thing and I thought, well, it's never too late to say thanks. Right? So, here goes my attempt to be thankful for something each day and make a small post about it...drum-roll please...

November 1
I'm so thankful for changing seasons...particularly fall. It's my absolute favorite time of year! I love bundling with extra layers. I love the smell of the air outside. I love the crisp leaves crunching under my feet or blowing in the air. I love driving down a leaf covered street and watching the leaves blow around. I just LOVE fall!!

November 2
I'm so freaking thankful for daylight savings!!! Yay for light outside when I'm trying to wake up! Can I get a HECK YA?!

November 3
I'm thankful for the beautiful weather we've been having. 65 on a November day? That's just beautiful!! Windows open? Oh ya!

November 4
I'm thankful for my home. It's not only a warm shelter, but it's also beautiful and just the way I want it. I don't think I'll be moving ANY time soon!

November 5
I'm so thankful for my sweet caring husband, who is willing to go to a murder mystery dinner with MY friends on Friday. Trailer Trash Tragedy. Sounds fun ha?! p.s. I could go on a hundred more things that make my husband #1 for me, but maybe I'll save that for another thankful entry. Who knows.

November 6
I'm SO thankful for modern medicine. Loo was sick with tonsillitis and bronchitis. She had missed 9 days of school. The first antibiotic didn't work. We got our second that day. I'm glad my doctor doesn't mess around. (p.s. she's back at school as of 11/9) BUT we didn't get to go to our murder dinner. Loo was still too sick to babysit and we weren't feeling that great either.

November 7
I'm thankful for satellite. I never thought I'd say that. But 2 weeks of Loo in bed...brutal! It's a good thing she had something to watch.

November 8
I'm thankful for lazy weekend days. I spent, well, WE spent the whole day laying around. We watched TV, we napped, we hung out and watched movies. Hurray for lazy days. We even skipped out on church. We figured we needed one more day to rest and recuperate before heading back to work and school.
Everyone needs a day of doing NOTHING every once in a while.

November 9
I'm thankful for the ability to cook good food. I think that's something to be thankful for! Don't you? We had a yummy dinner. Philly Steak and Cheese sandwiches and french fries. It wasn't gourmet, but it WAS delicious!!

And finally, today's entry...
November 10
I'm thankful for technology. I'm about to go outside and snap some pictures...and I'm so thankful that I have a computer, Internet, etc to share and save precious memories!

What are you thankful for? Do you think you could find something each day to be thankful for? Take the challenge with me!!

Today's song: Count Your Blessings by Diana Krall (my husband would be proud. He knows she's not my favorite singer, but that IS one of my favorite songs. I couldn't find the White Christmas version)



Evette Mendisabal said...

What a great idea Brandi. There are so many things I am thankful for too. I'm sorry you've been dealing with sick kiddo's too, but lad everything is on the up and up!

Shannon said...

I think I could think of 30 things I'm thankful for! I'll start writing them down and maybe do a long post at the end of the month?? OR keep it to myself... some of them may be too risque for my blog! LOL!