Welcome to November! The month when autumn hits its beautiful peak. The smells, the weather, the suddenly festive air overshadowing everything all speak of crisp, frosty days to come. I love this time of year more than any other.
Thanksgiving is coming upon us soon, my menu is planned, invitations are being extended, and best of all: My mom and dad will be here for a whole week, along with my precious nephew! The only person missing will be my sister, Trina, who can’t afford the week off from work to accompany her son. I cannot believe she is sacrificing Thanksgiving with her little boy so he can go to “Codowado”. I am humbly grateful for her decision to send her little man to us – I don’t think I could do the same.
I am so thankful God has provided the means for them to visit us, and I’m thankful that we will somehow find nooks and crannies to tuck everyone in. What a cozily crowded house we will have this year! I love a packed house on Thanksgiving, and all that goes with it. It’s exhausting and exhilarating to me.
I am so thankful my fridge and pantry are full to bursting, and that I don’t have to be concerned for them ever becoming empty. What an incredible privilege to have plenty! May I never take it for granted!
I’m planning out Christmas gifts, and looking for the perfect Christmas cards to send out. I’m thankful for a very good friend, who is going to take our family portraits this year. Really soon, I hope!
I am thankful for an amazing deal on Snapfish, which will enable me to get Christmas gifts for both sets of grandparents in a way that should actually fit within my budget for them this year!!! I’d share it with you, but I don’t want to give it away.
I am just thankful today. Thankful to be alive, healthy, and part of the luscious world around me, bursting with life and joy and wind and rain and song. I am thankful for poetry, music, and art. Even the messy, finger paint kind.
I am thankful for cozy bathrobes, hot coffee, a full bookshelf, and my Happy Fun Mix.
May you find oodles to be thankful for this fine fall day!
November’s host is Laurie at Women Taking a Stand – thank you for hosting, Laurie! I look forward to another month of thankful posts! To get the code for the button, just click on the button – it should take you to the right page.
What are YOU thankful for today? Quick! Name a blessing – any blessing – in your life today!