This kind of giving thanks takes faith. Faith that this life is about more than my happiness, security, and comfort.
Faith that God really is wise, powerful, and loving.
Faith that there is more going on than we can see.
God, thank you for . . 1. the time I had with Aida
2. a chance to speak to some really great moms 3. the delicious cake they sent home with me 4. Skype 5. Holley Gerth and her awesome skills 6. friends who help me (over and over again) 7. friends who send me words that feed my soul 8. friends who believe in big dreams 9. talking with Em on her way to work (it almost makes getting up at 5 am totally worth it) 10. Starbucks being open at 6 am and gingerbread lattes 11. time to talk with Jeff 12. early morning quiet 13. time to write 14. the way cold days make hot drinks twice as nice
Thirty Days of Thanks is a challenge I make to myself each year to countdown to the holidays by giving thanks every day . . thanks for one thing the first day, two the second, three the third, all the way to giving thanks for thirty things on the thirtieth day. If you'd like to read more about why I do it or want to join me, click here.
Note: I have a way of making things complicated. Give me a simple 3 step task, and I will readily break it down into 12 steps for you . . just to make sure we don't miss any details. I'm working on this. So here is yet another revision to these "Thirty Days of Thanks" (in case you missed the first and are as Type A as I am, here it is for your OCD pleasure Revision #1).
To make things simpler I am going to make the day of the month the day I am on. I started the challenge so that I would end on Thanksgiving Day, but it is too complicated to figure out what day I am on every single day. The SIMPLE solution is to go with the month. EUREKA!
If you started with me and are on day twenty-something now, I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Feel free to keep doing the math, OR you can backtrack with me and enjoy our challenge for an extra 8 days! Thanks for hanging in there with me. You're great!