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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"25 Days of Thanks-Giving"

I have always tried to be pretty positive about Mondays, trying to look at them as the start to another week full of adventures and opportunities, but that all went out the window yesterday. My Monday was full of all the things that have given Mondays a bad reputation throughout the years. Nothing detrimental. Nothing major. Nothing even worth discussing. But along with my bad-attitude-package came my failure to begin what I wanted to begin for the month of November which is "25 Days of Thanks-Giving." 

The idea is that in honor of Thanksgiving, I will take the time to write about one thing that I am thankful for that given day. Maybe a person in my life, maybe a new opportunity, maybe something entirely basic but often taken for granted... it could be anything really, because I honestly have been blessed with way more than what I deserve or need. And, if you wish, you can play along and add something that you are thankful for by commenting below. So, lets get this started! Since I missed yesterday I plan to make up for it by writing 2 "thankful" posts today.

Day 1 of Thanks-Giving:
This morning I am so thankful for the little signs that God seems to be always sending my way. Little messages of encouragement. Little hints about which way to go. Little affirmations that I am doing the right thing. One that I came across this morning- just a few minutes ago- was this quote that popped up in my inbox:
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude...nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
-Thomas Jefferson
I so needed to read that this morning. As you probably picked up from what I mentioned above, yesterday was not the best of days and I needed a big time attitude adjustment about some things. Well, one thing in particular. My job. It is just frustrating me a lot lately and I have allowed it to get me down. But seeing this quote this morning reminded me that it's all about my attitude. And today I am choosing to take back my attitude, let yesterday be history and move on with the confidence that things will improve. That I will be shown the way to what "better" looks like and how to get there. That it's all going to be okay. No, better than okay. It's all going to be amazing. So, thank you, thank you, God, for always picking me up when I stumble. Thank you for always reminding me that I have within me every thing I need to deal with whatever challenges are put before me. And most of all, thank you for reminding me to always put things back in perspective when I allow myself to jumble life up in my mind. Today is a new day!


  1. When my mother was diagnosed with inoperable, incurable cancer 6 years ago, my perspective on life changed drastically. When I start to complain, my mother always says, "Look at it from my side of the fence.... does it really matter?" So, I will ask myself this question today. May all I say and do today be a blessing to others but most of all pleasing to the Lord.
    -Kim Eldridge

  2. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    I'm thankful to work with an AMAZING staff who always asks how the previous night's performance went!


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