Grateful Books

It’s November!  Thanksgiving month!  Over the last few years there has been a trend to post things for which you are grateful on Facebook during November.  It’s always fun to see what people list.  However, I would like to take it a bit farther – through the month of November and beyond!

Several years ago I started keeping a “grateful book.”  It’s a little book (any cute little book will work) that I keep in my bedside table drawer, and each night before I go to bed I jot down at least 5 things for which I am grateful that day.  Some of the things are big – like my husband and daughter.  Some of the things are small – like pretty weather or having ice cream for a treat that day.  Some days I’m so sleepy when I write in my grateful book that I can’t read what I wrote the next day.  Some days are so miserable, unfortunately, I can only think of a couple things to write.  (Luckily those days are few and far between!)  On the other hand, some days are so fabulous that I could fill up a whole page!  The important thing is that knowing i need to find things to write in my grateful book at night helps me remember to look for things to enjoy during the day, and that makes each day happier!

Being grateful in November is wonderful, but I’m so glad I get to do it all year long.

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