Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Giving Thanks: November 1

Before we get all swallowed up in our preparations for Christmas (or The Holidays, if that's how you roll), I would like to take some time to reflect on the things that I am grateful for. One of the things that I love about the American holiday of Thanksgiving, is that if you take even the tiniest moment to stop and think about it, you find yourself considering the things that you have to be grateful for in your life. 

This year, rather than a fleeting thought at the Thanksgiving dinner table, I would like to take the whole month of November to reflect on some of the things I have to be grateful for in my life. I will try to do a short post every day about something I am grateful for, big or small. Won't you join me?

November 1st: I am thankful for a warm and sunny October.

This morning we woke up to a wet and rainy November, which soon turned into a cold and snowy November. Quite a contrast to the sunshine we went trick or treating in last night! But we knew that winter and cold weather was coming, so I am just grateful for all the sunshine and mild weather we have had. It feels like a gift to know that the long, dark winter will be just that little bit shorter this year. 

 My roses on October 31st. 

Playing in the sunshine at the park, October 22nd. 

Trick or treating, October 31st. 


  1. Your roses are beautiful! As is your family! And as are you! I miss your face. I think I will add an "I am grateful for . . . " at the end of all my diabetesly awareness posts!

  2. I love this idea. That's why I love your blog so much, Tamsin. You manage to weave in a higher purpose and an aspiration to become better. You make me want to stop whining incessantly about me, me, me, I, I, I. (It COULD happen!)

  3. Sant Sant viktig å huske på de positive tingene , hendelsene som skjer hver dag, de blir fort borte i negativitet..