Sunday, November 1, 2009

30 Days of Thanks: Day 1

Connie, over at From the Heart of My "Haus" is celebrating 30 days of Thanks during the month of November.

I think it is a great idea and you should join her/me in practicing gratitude. I even made you a little picture that you can copy and paste the code from my sidebar into each of your posts . . . or even the emails that you send out.
  • that's a great idea . . . if you don't blog, send out a daily Thankful Email . . . Be sure to include me, thegranolamom4god at gmail dot com.
  • or just write down what you are thankful for in a journal.

But please do visit Connie, and leave a comment, because she started all of this! I don't want to steal her thunder, but give her the credit and idea that God placed on her heart!

My friend, Beth, also does a gratitude post every Friday with a list of 10 things that she is thankful for. I LOVE reading it each week! (That is why I have included 10 things that I am thankful for.)

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November 1:

  1. I am thankful for Mr. Smackdown, who is sitting beside me right now. He is watching football with his daddy, and just saw an advertisement for a juicy hamburger from Burger King. Wanting a hamburger myself, since early this morning and in preparation of getting serious tomorrow about losing weight for our anniversary trip (oh, and for the glory of God--thanks Lord's Table), I asked Mr. Smackdown if he would eat a Steak-n-Shake hamburger (because that is what I really want to eat). He replied, "If it doesn't have any meat on it." Silly boy--that would defeat the purpose.
  2. The Hottie Hubby made my chai for me this morning and brought it up to me while I was getting ready for church.
  3. All of our leaves are raked (for the time being) and in the compost pile. I loved that my engineering husband created a fence barrier to contain the leaves so that they wouldn't blow into our neighbor's yard.
  4. I'm thankful for the mental picture I captured of the Hottie Hubby taking a nap with Mr. Smackdown and Mr. Me-Too.
  5. I love how Mr. Smiley signs thank you, while saying it with his mouth closed.
  6. I am grateful for Julie who suggested we use DryBee's Fleece Nighttime diaper. I know this sounds silly, but you have no idea how this has helped our night time cloth diapering delima.
  7. I'm thankful for all of the comments I received on the post I wrote over at Healthy Moms.
  8. I am grateful for our new fish, Nemo, that the boys won at the Harvest Festival at our church.
  9. I am delighted at how much the boys enjoyed sharing the love of Jesus last night to those who came to our door.
  10. I am very grateful to God for keeping us healthy and daily providing all of our needs.


3 comments:

Conny said...

Thank you, Granola Mom, for joining me on my 30 Days of Thanks journey!!!! And I love love love the little graphic you made - in fact, I love it more than the one I "borrowed" for my own blog. Thanks also for the idea of doing a Mr Linky thing - I've never done that before - and managed to get all registered with the website & get it set up (come back & take a look!). So, I am adding YOU to my list of things I am thankful for! I look forward to getting to know you better. God bless!!

MoziEsmé said...

I love how specific your thankful things are! Like the signing while saying thanks with the mouth closed - I can just visualize that!

Happy 30 Days of Thanks!

momof3munchkins said...

I think this is a great idea! Thanks for suggesting it. I am going to try do this for 30 days too!