November is National Gratitude Month. For a handful of years, I have always tried to keep November as full of gratitude and some of those years were very difficult, but it has worked.
November does seem the test of my gratitude. Remembering what I have and the people surrounding me.
I love November for more than the holiday of Thanksgiving, it is remembering to give thanks through all kinds of different times. It is usually a time I remember for the sacredness of each evening and especially the weekends.
I am hoping I do better at contacting my mom this month. She has been a great support all of my life. Even when she may not have been so happy with my choices, she answered the phone and had an I love you.
My true friends are the same way. Some of them I am gathering with tomorrow evening for a bonfire. I was telling one it’s going to be like home coming. I am grateful for times like these and get all excited like a kid at Christmas or some other fun fest.
Yesterday I was grateful for a ride out to the deep country with my friend. Though I was asleep most of the way there, it was just a chance to hang out.
Tonight, my sacred time is in writing this blog entry. I am grateful for it. It makes me grateful too because in the middle of it I had four different conversations going about the bonfire, and finding I had friends helping from every angle, for a ride for me to get there.
We thought we had it worked out but plans changed slightly for a few of us and needed to reassess the situation. It’s all working out. I am grateful for that and grateful someone could answer yes.
Today was visiting a friend in the hospital and I am grateful she is being released tomorrow. It’s not just about celebrating and being grateful for things in my life; also, it is celebrating and being grateful for things in others’ lives.
Gratitude changes us and gets us out of our own head.
I am no saint. I still get moody, roll my eyes, and say things maybe not so nice. However, when I practice gratitude it all gets better. I get better. We don’t have to stay dark and gloomy. Just for today.
- I am grateful for my mom.
- I am grateful for friends.
- I am grateful for gratitude.
- I am grateful I can change.
- I am grateful for the wonderful things happening in others’ lives.
- I am grateful for bonfires.
- I am grateful for others that they pitch in and help.
- I am grateful for the grey skies and sunny skies both.
- I am grateful for rides to the country to fall asleep in the car.
- I am grateful for smiles and caring.
Thank you for reading!
This has been another blog post entry by BoxcarMike over and out!
God Bless Y’all Everybody!