November seems to be a month when many people open their eyes and look around. Really look around. And they see things like dwindling salaries and rising prices and the stresses of the holidays looming ahead. But interestingly, they also start seeing the things they are grateful for in their lives.
I'm sure the holiday of Thanksgiving being here in this month has something to do with it. And since we're also involved in a war, Veteran's Day might also spark some feelings of thankfulness. But I have to wonder sometimes if it's not the changing season on its way to the harshest time of the year that spurs this looking inward for some things to get us through to Spring.
I practice daily thankfulness. Everyday, no matter how bad or discouraging it may be, I try to find something that makes my heart happy to be beating on that particular day. Sometimes it's just the fact that the lights come one when I flip a switch. Sometimes it's knowing that my family loves me. Big or small, this and every day is a good time to acknowledge it.
My list could go on for ages, but I'll stop here and urge you to go visit the other participants in today's Fun Monday!
And if you'd like to join in, leave me a comment and I'll add you to the list!