During November, I have a tradition. I think of one thing I’m thankful for every day. I then post my thankful messages on social media. It’s a good tradition. I’ve done it for 6 years now. Here’s what I’ve written so far this year.
Thankful day#1: Clean water.
Thankful Day #2: My family and friends.
Thankful day #3: Employment. It’s good to have a job.
Thankful #4: I’m grateful for my parents for encouraging me to keep working on my goals.
Thankful day #5: I’m thankful for delicious food like salmon.
Thankful Day #6: I’m thankful for my Ricks family. (Yes, that also includes my former spouse.) I’m never going to be one of those people who stand up at Church and announce to everybody that they are grateful for their trials and it was the best thing that ever happened to them. Nope. It really hurts to get divorced and anyone who says otherwise is selling you some thing. (Can you name that movie line?) I did wake up today though with a thankful thought. I am thankful that when I go grocery shopping and run into a Ricks that I can say hello and feel peace in my heart. That is a heaven sent blessing. I can praise God for peace.
Thankful day #7: Bowling was fun last night. I’m thankful for my bowling family. I’ve seen some league friends every Wednesday for 6 years. They’ve become adopted cousins to me.
Thankful day #8: Sunsets are beautiful. I took this photo a few days ago.
Thankful day #9: I’m thankful for flowers. I buy flowers for myself a couple of times a year and put them on my dresser. Flowers brighten up a room. It’s fun to wake up and see beautiful flowers smiling at me.
What are you grateful for today?