At the beginning of the month, people started posting what they were thankful for on Facebook. The goal was to post something everyday for the entire month of November. I decided instead of posting them to Facebook, I would just write them down and post them here instead. As I went through a very rough stretch this month, I found some days to be a lot harder to count my blessings than others, and as the month went on, I did notice a theme forming. As the month comes to an end, I'm so glad to be able to say I really am blessed.
11/01: I am thankful to have a job in this economy, working for a company I love.
11/02: I am thankful the dogs did not knock over anyone's garbage cans on our walk today!
11/03: I am thankful Mother Nature is giving us unexpected, unseasonably warm weather.
11/04: I am thankful my life is relatively drama free.
11/05: I am thankful for laughter. It truly is the best medicine.
11/06: I am thankful for being blessed to have had 8 years, 1 month and 6 days with James.
11/07: I am thankful for all the cool people who have come into my life since James died.
11/08: I am thankful for all the people who consider me a friend and want me in their lives.
11/09: I am thankful to have a roof over my head.
11/10: I am thankful to have been invited to share a milestone birthday with a new friend.
11/11: I am thankful I organize a successful volunteer project through my Meetup group.
11/12: I am thankful to work for a company in which random conversations are the norm.
11/13: I am thankful for my dogs.
11/14: I am thankful I have not lost my sense of humor.
11/15: I am thankful for my "little" brother, who would probably rather not discuss my love life (well, lack of anyway) ad naseum.
11/16: I am thankful for inheriting such a great cousin from James.
11/17: I am thankful for technology that allows me to express myself.
11/18: I am thankful for my Facebook friends who seem to post inspirational quotes at times I seem to need them the most.
11/19: I am thankful for the opportunity to do fun things that only come from living in a big city.
11/20: I am thankful for the ability to turn the oddest thing into a good time-like shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters at Goodwill with a good friend.
11/21: I am thankful for supportive friends who know when I am not okay even if I try to say I am and don't let me get away with it.
11/22: I am thankful that when it snows here it typically doesn't amount to much-and goes away quickly.
11/23: I am thankful for a boss who trusts me to work from home when I don't feel it is safe for me to drive to the office.
11/24: I am thankful for Christmas bonuses!
11/25: I am thankful for three very special friends who wanted to make sure I didn't spend Thanksgiving alone.
11/26: I am thankful I am relatively healthy.
11/27: I am thankful for seat warmers in the car.
11/28: I am thankful for the perseverance to figure out how to do/fix things on my own.
11/29: I am thankful for music and the many things it represents in my life.
11/30: I am thankful to the readers of my blog. It has been such a healing outlet for me and I still can't believe anyone actually reads what I have to say. I cannot thank you enough for helping me heal!!