Every year, I participate in the 30 Days of Gratitude on Facebook, in which I post one thing I'm grateful for every day for the month of November. This year, I didn't do it on Facebook, but rather kept track on a piece of paper which was hanging on my closet door. It's been hanging there ever since, until now, as I need the closet door space for a new challenge.
Here are the things I was grateful for in November 2014:
11/01: A roof over my head.
11/02: A job that pays the bills.
11/03: Not having to worry where my next meal is coming from.
11/04: Having reliable transportation.
11/05: Finally having someone listen when I really needed to talk.
11/06: Having compassion towards towards others.
11/07: Being able to reconnect with old friends.
11/08: The unconditional love of dogs.
11/09: A great turn out for a friend's baby shower.
11/10: Having had Dad in my life for almost 31 years.
11/11: The passage of time easing the hurt of losing loved ones.
11/13: Well wishes and check ups/check ins from friends (gum graft surgery).
11/14: Sick days with pay.
11/15: My best friend being here.
11/16: Knowing I want more out of my life.
11/18: Not having bat shit crazy relatives.
11/19: Being able to stay in touch via social media/technology.
11/20: Food Bank and trivia nights.
11/21: Not having to be anywhere on a dark and rainy night.
11/22: Having a bucket list to cross things off of.
11/23: Family-both biological and the one I created for myself.
11/24: Easy access to books.
11/25: Blessings in disguise. (Dentist appt being moved to Gresham meaning I didn't have to drive to Lloyd Center on the busiest day of the year).
11/26: Aloe infused socks and Benadryl.
11/27: Wanting to embrace the holidays again.
11/28: Weekend getaways.
11/29: Knowing that some times, it's okay to cry.
11/30: Not having to drive home (from Everett) in the snow.