November Thanks

30 daysI missed a few days of posting in my 30 days of gratitude.  Each day I named something but this last week found it difficult to put those thoughts in writing.  Here are snippets from the week!

November 26 … I woke up singing, “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down …”  I can’t really say why … just did.  The song took on more meaning as I had to give my students the district benchmark test on their first day back from a holiday!  I offered them a sweet treat to help soften the blow.  Of course, in the bigger scheme of things, I have had many blessings to sweeten the challenging events of life!

November 27 … So while my students might not be so grateful for the district benchmark test, I find myself grateful today for it.  A quiet testing environment has given me a bit of “extra” time to prepare for these final weeks of the semester.

November 28 … Finally found the radio station playing Christmas music full time!  OK … call me sappy or what … but I love, love, love Christmas music!  So grateful today for Christmas Joy!

November 29 … Yikes!  so thankful that the “full moon” comes around only once a month! Surely that’s the reason my students were so squirrel-ly yesterday! Maybe peace and a little learning will reign for the remainder of the weeks between holidays! Ha!

November 30 … 3 months ago we signed a contract to have an in-ground pool installed in our back yard!  The pool is built, the equipment delivered, the water is in … and now … yea!  The pool is done.  So grateful for this amazing luxury … and for living in a climate where I can enjoy the water much of the year!

My 30 days of recording grateful thoughts comes to a close today … but my prayer is that I will continue to grow and mature in giving thanks!  I am one very blessed lady!


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  1. Just want you to know that I’ve enjoyed reading each and every day of gratitude from you this November. Your posts help me reflect too for all the things I’m grateful for, little things are the best. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for posting! The exercise of writing down my thanks was good practice for me. November was a tough month at school – so the daily gratitude writing helped me focus on my blessings. I agree … little things in life make big differences!

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