Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Can I just say that the first 10 days of November have been difficult?

I've been in a lot of pain. I'm tired. The smallest amount of activity, like walking through the grocery store, has become a real chore.

My husband is traveling this month. He's working long hours. His back still hurts.

My kids haven't been the perfect angels I would like them to be. We've been struggling with some attitude issues.

I've even been mad at my blog. It hasn't been funny or interesting, and it's been annoying me.

So, there. I said it.

On top of it all, this is the month to be thankful! I have about 500 things that have to happen this month and the pressure of being thankful on top of it all has really been getting to me.

When I saw Kristen write this post on the first day of the month, all I could think was, "That looks really nice. But count me out."

When I saw Jenny write this post on the first day of the month, I thought, "I would love to do that. But how about another month, another year?"

Then I woke up this morning to a house full of grumbly kids and realized, "I think we could all USE a heavy dose of thankfulness! And wouldn't that be a great way to write a blog post everyday?"

I even decided to work it in to our school assignments. We already are doing a Bible study, called Choosing Thankfulness, this month. And my 9-year-old's writing assignment today is to write thank you notes for his birthday gifts.

How about if we all write about the things we are thankful for each day? I've noticed some people are doing this on Facebook as their status updates this month. I decided to do it on my blog, as well as in our school work.

My Bull's Eye goal is to do this everyday. But I'm a big believer in having an outer ring goal, as well. So, that would be to show some thankfulness at least as often as I would normally post this month.

Sometimes when people tell me to do something, it makes me NOT want to do it that much more. But I'm hoping it will catch on. Will you consider leaving me a comment or writing a blog post explaining something for which you are thankful today, this month or everyday?

I'm going to slowly go back and fill in some of the the things for which I have been thankful the past 10 days.

For today, I am thankful for my blog and the chance it gives me to write down my thoughts.

How about you? What are you thankful for today?

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Stephanie said...

I am thankful for opportunities, for sunshine, for my smiley baby and my talkative 3-year-old, for my hard-working husband, for my new contacts (I can see!), and for our health.



Anonymous said...

I am thankful for our beautiful November weather! (It was +10 today which is about 50F - amazing for this time of year... we've been known to have 3 inches of some nasty cold white frozen stuff that I'd rather not mention anymore...
I'm also thankful for my healthy kids & husband.
I am thankful that I have a couple part time jobs - one that I can work into my life (my Discovery Toys business) and the other is only a few days a week so it's all good.
I am also thankful for your blog that is very good, entertaining & thougth provoking (even when you don't feel like it is).
You aren't alone in the attitude issues with your kids either... but this too shall pass...
Thank you...

everydayMOM said...

Thanks Laurel! I'm glad you are having nice weather there, too!! Woo-hoo!

Hi Stephanie. Thanks for coming by! I love your blog and your e-book looks really interesting!

Jenny-Jenny said...

I am thankful for childhood memories, bread, a warm house, a happy home, hair dryers, squirrels, junk drawers, fun kids with great sense(s) of humor, and a helpful husband. All of which I am writing about in my daily (so far so good) blog posts this month.

Good luck in your thankfulness! I like how Kristen shared what being thankful can do to a home... True.

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