Today is November 1. For that, I’m thankful. It’s the first day of the month. The slate is clean. It’s the perfect time to start something new.
When the clock strikes midnight and it becomes November 2, I’ll be thankful for that, too. In fact, it is my plan to be thankful each and every day this month. When it becomes December, I don’t plan on turning into an ingrate, but I’m making gratitude a focus this month. I’ll do this by writing a blog post every day about something for which I am thankful. Since Thanksgiving is celebrated in November in the US, it seems a fitting time.
As luck would have it, I can also jump on the NaBloPoMo wagon. What’s that? you might ask. It is shorthand for National Blog Posting Month. Last year, I foolishly signed up for the novel-writing equalivent, NaNoWriMo. Foolish since I remember hyperventilating in high school when given the assignment to write a short story. Fiction is not my strong suit. Plus, where did I think I was going to find the time to write 50,000 words?
Instead of crafting the next great American novel, I’ll blog every day. I’m joining my fellow writers at yeah write in this endeavor.
While I’m feeling ambitious, since it doesn’t involve fiction and because I made it one of my tasks on my “101 Things in 1001 Days” list, I’m also going to write a thank you note to a different person each day this month. I composed a list of people to thank over the past view months so that I wouldn’t find myself in a panic by the time Thanksgiving gets here.
So, thank goodness it’s November 1! It’s the day after Halloween which means cheap candy and reduced price on seasonal clothing. Hurray! It’s Thursday which means only two more days of work for the week! Sure, it’s 3:30 am on November 1. I certainly didn’t expect to be awake and writing at this time, but Philip had other plans. But I’m not going to complain since he didn’t wake up unable to breathe through snot or on the verge of vomiting. I think he may finally be over that sinus infection, for which I am grateful. Plus, I can be thankful that today’s post will be completed early, allowing me time for other tasks.
For those of you who get a chance to read my posts, I hope you are inspired to take a moment and be thankful. Be thankful for the big things, be thankful for the small things. If it’s not too personal, I hope you’ll share your bit of gratitude in the comments.
One of the other bloggers participating in NaBloPoMo is offering a link-up called “Thankful Thursdays.” I’m linking with her since it’s in keeping with my theme for the month.