Every November I say that I’m going to do the challenge where you post something daily for which you are thankful. 30 days, 30 things.
November 1st comes and goes, then the 2nd and the 3rd, and before I know it, it’s mid-November and I’ve not shared a single gratitude post!
Not this year!
I know myself, and historically it’s been difficult for me to do something daily. So, I decided to do a thankfulness prayer calendar. I made the list at the beginning of the month and recorded it in my journal. Each morning during my quiet time I pray over them. Granted, it’s early November so the habit is still fresh. The important thing is that I’ve got a plan, and I’m sticking to it.
I’d like to encourage you to make a list too. Who cares if we’re already a few days in! Thankfulness is an any time activity! Add the list to your journal. Set a reminder on your phone. Do whatever you have to do – just take some time each day to be thankful.
When I took the time to sit down and think about all the people and things that matter to me, I quickly realized that I needed more than 30 days in November to record it all! Who knows – maybe one of my goals for 2021 will be to make a 365 day thankfulness calendar. Something tells me that it still won’t cover everything though. 🙂
So, today I’m leaving you with my list. It’s by no means exhaustive, but covers many of the people and things that mean a lot to me.
Taking some time to be thankful is just what I needed to do today.
1 – A savior who loves me unconditionally and went to great lengths to prove it
2 – My husband
3 – My kids
4 – My dad
5 – My mom
6 – My aunt
7 – My Indiana and Ohio family
8 – My church family
9 – My home
10 – Friends
11 – Those who serve and have served my country
12 – My kids’ music teachers
13 – Movie nights, pizza, and popcorn
14 – Volunteers who coach kids’ teams
15 – Church volunteers
16 – Coffee and a good book
17 – Teachers and administrators
18 – My Bible study ladies
19 – Good neighbors
20 – My job
21 – Health
22 – My pastors
23 – Nature
24 – Quiet mornings
25 – Support of family and friends
26 – Good food
27 – Acts of kindness
28 – Sleeping in
29 – Laughter
30 – God’s Word