Welcome November.

November totally snuck up on me.  When I saw that it was November 1st today, I realized that there are only two months left of this year.  This year has gone by so quickly.  I am going to use this season of Thanksgiving to remind myself of how blessed I have been this year.  Although I have had several rough patches, life is good, and I have been given so much this year.  I am grateful for gratitude.  Having gratitude has really helped me a lot this year. 
I would call myself a religious person.  This year, however, my faith has but put to the test in several ways.  For awhile, I had a hard time praying.  I felt like it didn't matter if I prayed because whatever was going to happen was going to happen, regardless of whether I prayed or not.  I decided that instead of asking for anything, I would just express my gratitude for what I had and for the amazing people in my life.  I found myself becoming more and more grateful for the wonderful things that I have, and less concerned with what I don't.  It changed my perspective on so many things.  I am grateful for prayer, and I am grateful that a small thing like giving thanks can change so much.
I am hoping that this month I will be able to express my gratitude more fully.  I hope that instead of just saying, thank you or I am grateful, my attitude will lead to actions.  I will be a better person because I am grateful.  Maybe I can be a little more kind, more forgiving, and a little more patient. 

November, I think it is going to be a good month.


Jess said...

I like this post. :) I'm with you in trying to show more gratitude this month. I think it involves slowing down to notice all the little things that make life wonderful--the things we don't notice when we are so frazzled and hurried by daily life. Here's to November!

Emily said...

I can't believe how fast the year flew by! Here's to a great November!

Lisa said...

You are inspiring me to be more positive and grateful for all my blessings instead of focusing on my feelings of being overwhelmed and aggravated. I feel like I've been slowly sliding into negativity over the past month, and I don't like it. Thanks for posting this. :-)

Anja said...

great post, I feel like I've been having some of the same issues and it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who is going through trials like that. Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

Loved this post.