The month of November brings many joyous gifts and days to celebrate. Halloween graces us (or plagued us) with a week of leftover candy. We “fall back” an hour to give us some extra sleep and brighter, lighter mornings (all the better to celebrate my birthday). Veteran’s Day offers us an opportunity to honor and thank our Veterans. Thanksgiving is a time of reconnecting with loved ones to celebrate and share the year’s prosperity and abundance and it’s also a day to share our gratitude and give thanks for our many blessings.
I remember, when I was a child in grade school, writing the infamous “I am thankful for” statement every year. Years later, I have grow into new perspectives. Now my “I am thankful for” list no longer comes just with the changing of the leaves, but each and every day.
For the next 3 weeks, we are inviting you to join in on the conversation by posting what you are thankful for in this season using the hashtag #28DaysOfThanks either by commenting on the blog or posting on twitter or facebook . We look forward to hearing from you. In fact, I’ll get it started…
I am thankful for Thanksmas. My family gathers at the Ponderosa in Humboldt, Tennessee, the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year with all of my mother’s family for a day of food, family and lots of loud belly laughs! We set aside this day years ago for the Warmath side of our family to gather because as we each grow and add to our families, it became harder and harder to all be together on the traditional holiday. So, we created a day of our own…a day we call Thanksmas!