Thanksgiving Challenge Day 1

This is the first in a series of short, daily posts I’ll be writing between now and Thanksgiving in an effort to establish the habit of daily thankfulness.  If you’d like to take the challenge, leave a comment about what you’re thankful for today below.  

Sunday I took advantage of the warm afternoon to go ahead and put up Christmas lights on the house.   We’d just finished carving jack-o-lanterns.  My kindergarten daughter thought I was out of mind.  She said, “You’re putting up Christmas lights before Halloween?  Okay, but don’t blame me when people laugh at you.”


Thanks for the funny things my kids say that lighten up my day and remind me not to take myself too seriously.  I love the way they catch me off guard.



 What are you thankful for today?

The Great Thanksgiving Challenge

If you ever need tips on feeling sorry for yourself, stop by sometime.  I’d be glad to help you out.  I’m quite good at it.  Take this week, for instance.  I’ve had a cold that’s been dragging me down and a busy week with work and family stuff.  You’d think I have the plague the way I’ve been moping around and complaining.

It reminds me of how prone I am to self pity, a sure sign that I need solid dose of good old-fashioned Thanksgiving.  I’m not talking about turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie (though that surely couldn’t hurt).  No, I’m talking about developing a lifestyle of thankfulness.

I know it’s a little early to talk about Thanksgiving.  We’re barely into November, but I have a problem so it’s time to come clean.  I stink at being thankful.

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