So, my friends and fellow writers, Mary Stella and Liz Flaherty are celebrating November by naming at least one something they’re grateful for each day. Wow, what a concept! We forget to be grateful every day. We know we’re blessed, that we enjoy untold abundance but we get busy and stressed and run out of time. Then we get whiny and grouchy and snap at our loved ones or even at the poor innocent cashier at the grocery who was never taught how to count back change. Life gets in the way of gratitude.
I’ve been watching Liz post her thankfulness each day on Facebook—simple things, a lovely sunset, old friends, books… Today, Mary Stella announced her intention to be grateful each day and post it on her blog. She invited all of us to join her, so here I am. I’m subscribing to Sarah Ban Breathnach’s Simple Abundance approach to gratitude. Name five things each day that you are grateful for, even if some days, all you’re thankful for is that the day is over. So, November will be month of gratitude for me, too. I’m committing to be thankful right here—each day, I’ll list five things I’m grateful for. Won’t you join Liz and Mary and me?
- My warm house when outside there’s frost on the grass
- Oatmeal with raisins, apples, pecans, and brown sugar
- StoryWonk and Lani and Alastair contagious enthusiasm for writing
- Husband still kisses me like a lover before he leaves for work—nice!
- Lunch date today with dear friend, CL
Talk to me. Tell me one thing or five or more, if you’re inclined. What are you grateful for today?