30 days of Thankful For, Nov 2021


This blog post will be a little bit different than the ones I’ve been doing. I will do an update in another blog post, but with today being Thanksgiving, I wanted to do a thankful for post. During the month of November, I will often post something every day that I am thankful for on Social Media. I actually do this other months as well, but November tends to be the typical month for many people to share what they are thankful for because of Thanksgiving.

We had so much going on this year, and I knew it was going to be a challenge to try to keep up with daily posts on what I’m thankful for. At the same time, I think it is important to take the time to stop and count our blessings throughout the year. I thought a blog post with 30 things I’m thankful for would be the way to go this year.

30 Things I am Thankful for:

1. My faith

My Christan faith has been an important part of my life since I was very young. I am so thankful for many different aspects of my faith, including the gift of Salvation and the fact that I am never alone in this journey.

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2. My husband

Ben and I met online through eHarmoney. We’ve been married for almost 10 years now, and have been together for almost 12 years. We’ve been through a lot in our (almost) ten years of marriage, but have an amazing relationship. I am so very thankful God brought Ben into my life!

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3. Family

I am so very thankful for both of our families!

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4. Friends

I am so very thankful for the friends we have. I figured it was a lot to try to share photos of everyone here, and I wouldn’t want to miss someone, so instead I’m sharing a photo of a quilt a friend made for us.

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5. Our pets

I am very thankful for our rabbits and dogs!

6. Life

I am so very thankful to be alive and to be able to celebrate life!

7. Clean Water to drink and good food to eat

I am thankful for clean water to drink and delicious food to eat!

8. The ability to write

I am thankful for the ability to write, and for finally being able to write more again! This month, I was able to complete 50,000 words in my fiction series as part of NaNoWriMo. This is the most I’ve been able to write since the accident.

9. The Bible

I am very thankful for the Bible!

10. Good books to read

A few of my favorites…

11. Music

I am thankful for music! I play a little bit of guitar and piano, but I’m also very thankful for the many amazing bands out there who make some awesome music!

12. Education

I am thankful for the amazing opportunities I’ve had to learn, and to teach. I am thankful we live in a country where we can all get an education in a career of our choosing.

13. Sunrises and Sunsets

I am thankful for the beautiful sunrises and sunsets we have!

14. Technology

I am thankful for the wide variety of technology we have.

15. A house to live in

I am very thankful for a warm house in the wintertime, and a cool house in the summer time!

16. Harvest

I am thankful for food we can grow, harvest and preserve!

17. The great outdoors

I am thankful for the great outdoors!

18. Art

I am thankful for art, for how it allows us to be creative and unique, and the beautiful pieces we have as a result.

19. Planners

I am thankful for planners that help me to focus and get things accomplished. I am also thankful for authors like Charlie Gilkey who share their insights and tools on organization with the world.

20. Good pens and highlighters

I am thankful for good pens and highlighters. I love Mr. Pen highlighters and pens for lighter pages, such as the Bible or thin paper, and Pilot pens for other kinds of writing.

21. Streaming services

I am thankful for streaming services that provide us with a wide variety of entertainment. (We don’t have all of these services; this was just the photo I found.)

22. Freedom

I am thankful for the freedoms we have in our country!

23. Ancestors

I am thankful for those who came before us, those who helped shape me into the person I am today.

24. Good footwear

I am thankful for warm boots in the winter and sandals in the summer time.

25. Snow belt living

I am thankful to live in the snowbelt of Northern Lower Michigan!

26. Changing Seasons

I am thankful for the changing seasons we have in Michigan!

27. Amazing Medical Staff

I am thankful for amazing medical staff and therapists who have helped me this year.

28. The little things we pass by

I am thankful for the little things we pass by every day. Sometimes we see them, but more often that not, we pass right by.

29. Open water

I am thankful for the Great Lakes, and other bodies of open water we have here in Michigan!

30. Wonders of the night

I am thankful for stary nights, full moons, views of planets, and so many of the other wonderful things we can see in the night sky!

-Happy Thanksgiving from me and Ben!

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