November comes around, everyone on Facebook starts naming something they’re thankful for each day, and it’s usually the 4th or 5th before I even notice. So I grumble and swear I’ll remember to do it next year, because it’d just BUG me to start late and do a whole bunch of days all at once to catch up.
Forgot again this year. Except this time, it took me a few extra days to think, oh, it’s NOVEMBER. It’s That Gratitude Thing again!
Yeah. I fail Facebook November, that’s for sure.
Except, I do have a ton of things I’m thankful for this year! So, I figure I’ll just share them all at once instead. Sound good?
Thirty Things I’m Thankful For
- I’m thankful my kids are all safe and healthy – as God and some of you know, that’s been in question a time or few this year!
- I’m thankful our house was safe… though wildfire that gets to a couple houses away is just a tad bit TOO close, as far as I’m concerned!
- I’m thankful for my oldest son being brave enough to become a volunteer fireman, despite my anxiety about it.
- I’m thankful God and my grandpa (a fireman who died fighting fire) were watching out for him during those first two fires.
- I’m thankful for my adorable little car that we’ve nicknamed “Aos”. (Pronounced long A – long O – with an S on the end.)
- I’m thankful (doubly so!) for my car’s excellent gas mileage. I need a bumper sticker that says I Heart Aos.
- I’m thankful Jesse’s job has made him feel so much more appreciated this year.
- I’m thankful family is healthy and well.
- I’m thankful I have three wonderful nieces.
- I’m thankful I get to be an aunt again. Hoping for a nephew this time, but will be happy with another niece.
- I’m thankful school is going well for the kids.
- I’m thankful my kids have good friends.
- I’m thankful for the great Scout troop my kids are involved in.
- I’m thankful that writing is causing me less anxiety.
- I’m thankful that I’ve been able to start writing fiction again.
- I’m thankful for the Schoolhouse Review Crew, because being a part of such a fantastic team has changed my life.
- I’m thankful for the safe, calm neighborhood and wonderful, beautiful Gorge community we live in.
- I’m thankful for the opportunity to regularly see deer, quail, and even turkeys, on a daily basis.
- I’m thankful the power and internet stayed on throughout our first snow storm.
- I’m thankful for good friends, both old and new, and good neighbors.
- I’m thankful for our furry friends, and especially my little dog, Yoda. Nothing makes him more content than curling up next to me, and his kind of devotion is both awesome and fearsome in power.
- I’m thankful for good books and public libraries, who have kept me in reading material through my life.
- I’m thankful for my Kindle Paperwhite. It’s hands down the best ereader I’ve used, and I *love* being able to carry around a literal library in my hand.
- I’m thankful for Kindle Unlimited. I’m one of those people that’s going to get my money’s worth – and everyone else’s, too.
- I’m thankful for PicMonkey. It’s so much simpler than Gimp or Photoshop, and gives some excellent results.
- I’m thankful for Pixel Scrapper Digital Scrapbooking. Very useful even if you don’t scrapbook, but design buttons and logos and blog pics and such! (If you know of similar sites, please comment and share!)
- I’m thankful for Elegant Themes, and winning a free lifetime developer subscription. (Just wish they’d hurry up and finish their upcoming theme, Extra!)
- I’m thankful for HostGator, who provides excellent hosting at a great price, and there’s been no problems with my sites on their end. (It’s always something I did!)
- I’m thankful for NameCheap, who lets me look up domain names and doesn’t buy them out from under me. (Like GoDaddy does.)
- I’m thankful for coffee and chocolate, life’s essentials.
And a bonus:
I’m thankful to our Lord who takes care of us and makes this all possible. There’s no way words can suffice to describe how utterly blessed I feel sometimes.