Friday, November 4, 2011

This one's for me... but read along if you wish...

Is it really  November, 
the month of turkey and cranberries and pumpkin pie?   

  So much to do in planning and preparation,  
how many are coming for dinner? 
Don't forget to order the fresh turkey!
Oh I wish we had double ovens. 
Do we have enough chairs?

Each year I vow to slow down a bit, to actually participate in the act of thanksgiving, 
to reflect on the bounteous blessings that I have been bestowed
for more than just a few minutes 
in that one day set aside for such thoughts.  

With so much to do, 
there is little time for reflection, 
and so little time for real thanksgiving

This year I am slowing down. 
I'm counting my blessings one by one. 
I've been inspired by a sweet friend whose words have motivated me 
to make Thanksgiving an action word 
not a noun.

In this month of November, ending on Thanksgiving Day, 
I will daily reflect on one blessing that brings joy to my life.
And I'm going to post about it. 
 I am doing this for me,
but you may read along if you wish. 

Less hurry, hurry... more gratitude.
I have a feeling this will be the best November ever.
I have so much to be thankful for.

Thank you, Cat, The Whimsical Gardener, for truly inspiring me. 

♥  ♥  ♥

Today I am thankful...
for the view from my back porch. 
Evening Glow on My Mountain

How could I ever be sad or discouraged looking up 
at this beautiful mountain that fills my view? 

I feel within my soul a warmth and an assurance 
that I am blessed with all that I need.

I must look up more often!


  1. I love that so many bloggers are taking time to be grateful. I find it sad that the stores and radio stations are flinging us at warp speed to Christmas before we have time to practice gratitude. Thanksgiving is always given the sort end of the stick. I saw the video at PlantPostings when she had her anniversary and have been contemplating my challenge...for me it is a health challenge and much needed...I plant to come along on your journey., will help with my mental health...thx!!

  2. That mountain view is beautiful!

  3. Aww, bring a tear of joy to my eye...Yes, always looking up to give the glory to the One to whom we owe everything! So happy to share in this journey of gratitude with you. A blessed November to you!

  4. Hi mom! The last line of your post reminds me of an address given by Elder Carl B. Cook. "It is better to look up!"

  5. Your mountain view is spectacular! Too often I come to take my blessings for granted, as I experience them everyday and begin to overlook them. Thank you for reminding me to remember them!

  6. You have a very impressive view and much to be thankful for. I am looking forward to following your posts of thanks!

  7. Thank you all for your sweet comments... they warm my heart! And thank you darling daughter for reminding me of that wonderful link. It IS better to Look Up.

  8. I thought my mountain view was great ... and then I saw yours :)

  9. Wow! What a view! I'm already in the hurry, hurry, i'm-already-behind mode! This is a good reminder to slow down a bit and enjoy the season.


Welcome to my gardens!
Your comments are the sweet nectar that keeps me posting.
So glad you stopped by!