Celebrating November by Giving 30 Days of Thanks

30 days of thanks

I have backlogs of stuff I want to write, posts from my summer trip to Japan and my big roadtrip to Montana. I also have lots of other things that I think would be good to share. But this summer & fall have been so hectic for me that I really want to step back and sort of center myself. I am truly blessed in so many ways and yet, when you are running 100 MPH with travel, work, etc, it is easy to get cranky. And who likes a cranky blogger, unless crankiness is their schtick?

November is a big month for me. I love November as I get to celebrate quite a birthdays in the family (including my own!) and there is of course, the big Thanksgiving holiday to celebrate. With all of that going on, there are several reminders about things I am thankful for…. and I have to say, there are a lot of them. Some of the things I am thankful for, are people who move me deeply and other things may seem silly on the surface. But I sincerely appreciate having them! But when I let myself get too busy, I have to make myself remember how truly lucky I am.

So, I am going to take some time in November to regain perspective.

I’ve decided to write a post each day about something for which I give gratitude. Some of the things I am thankful for and hopefully in the process, get my head in a better place. I will have 30 days of thanks. Other things may get to the blog too, but I want to do the 30 days of thanks.

As I was considering about doing this, I was talking to my friend Val Wagner and she said she was in as well! So you can see the things she gives thanks for on her blog Wag’n Tales. And Carolyn Olson of Carolyn Cares decided to join too! I welcome your joining us too. You can write your own series of posts or simply take the time to write a comment below. Hopefully I’ll meet my goal of a post every day to prompt comments! I’ll also share some photos on Instagram for my #30daysofthanks series. And I will use this post as a hub for my 30 posts on my thankfulness.

 Day 1:  Thankful for the Potential Our Youth Offer!

lyrics by Elton John & Bernie Taupin Day 2:  Old Friends Give me an Incredible Sense of Gratitude

I love bacon Day3:  Thankful for Bacon! Yes. Bacon Deserves a Place in #30DaysofThanks

My nephew in my lap & in great thought Day 4:  30 Days of Thanks: Thankful for A Nephew Who Totally Rocks

 Day 5:  Sending Up a A Song of Thanks for the Kind & Generous

clean water is a luxury Day 6:  Clean Water: An American Expectation That’s Uncommon in Much of the World

getting a massage Day 7:  30 Days of Thanks: Incredibly Thankful That I Can Spoil Myself a Bit

thank God it's Friday  Day 8:  Thank God It’s Friday! That’s Certainly a True Feeling of Gratitude

My red hair through the years  Day 9:  Thankful to Be A Redhead! You Can Call Me a Ginger Too If You Like :)

walk on a fall day Day 10:  Fresh Air on a Beautiful Day! Can I Get a Big THANK YOU!

Day 11 to be made up soon!

 Day 12:  Enjoying First-Time Experiences is Reason for Major Thanks!

 

About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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41 Responses to Celebrating November by Giving 30 Days of Thanks

  1. Marjory Walker October 31, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Great idea, Janice, as always. And it reminds me just how thankful I am for you and our friendhip, both professional and personal. We are blessed beyond measure. Can’t wait to help you celebrate your birthday and the month of blessings. HUGS!

    • Janice Person October 31, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

      Hugs to you too! Certainly thankful for dear friends like you who while I don’t get to see you nearly enough, I have a chance to stay in touch and know I can call on you whenever.

  2. deanie2013 November 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I think that’s a great idea, Janice. My parents taught us it was really important to be grateful for things we have. People who follow that advice are generally happier and more grounded than people who take negative views of things.

    • Janice Person November 1, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Agreed! It is a mindset that I have prized forever. Need to brush up a little bit but hope my general feeling of gratitude was still evident, just not as driving a force as I would like!

  3. glamazini November 2, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    Great idea! I actually saw your post on Instagram earlier today then just remembered to come check you out. Not sure if I have time to participate for all 30 days but we’ll see. Either way I’ll be cheering you on and gaining positive vibes from your posts.

    • Janice Person November 2, 2013 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks for the encouragement! I am looking forward to it….. Only problem is I have so much to be thankful for.

  4. Positively Gigi November 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Janice, Thank YOU for adding my blog and 30 Days of Thankfulness series. :) I LOVE this time of year and seeing so many of us doing our own versions of a month of just being grateful… focusing on the many blessings in our lives! :) Blessings to you.

    • Janice Person November 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

      Thanks Gigi! Keep up the positive thoughts! So many things to be thankful for!

  5. mrlesco November 9, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    This is the first year I’m writing for the 30 days of thankful. It’s so nice to read others’ remarks. I just have to get better about posting them each day!

    http://letsgolescophotos.com/tag/30-days-of-thankful/

    • Janice Person November 9, 2013 at 8:26 am #

      Yeah, I decided I really wanted to take a significant amount of time with this. Really needed the mindset shift so I am writing full posts

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