November is a month "Thank" full.
If I allowed myself to pause each morning, just the daily list of overlooked blessings would go on forever. Starting and ending snuggled warm and cozy in my own "blankie." Yes - I do admit that I have my special bedding that goes with me everywhere. I'm thankful for it.
Thanksgiving is the holiday during the month that most Americans celebrate in some way. Our traditions are anchored in family and food and football. That last one slipped into the national mood over the last quarter of a century, and our household has not been exempt. This year we will be with daughters. They are my special reason for giving thanks this year.
Another day of remembrance in November is Veterans Day. The saddest part of this day is that we are not running out of them . . . the Veterans. We keep adding to their ranks. My prayers for these men and women are always of grateful reverence. The old ones were called forth and most stepped up. The younger ones volunteered...for a multitude of reasons. I am convinced, however, that because of the optimism of youth, none expected to be sacrificed, wounded, or forgotten. This year we should all pause and show our appreciation. Seek out at least one to encourage, support, and thank this day.
My very personal Thankful Day this month is our wedding anniversary. Thirty-five years is a major milestone? Probably. The one who is the most constant, however, is my husband. He is forgiving, long-suffering, and far more optimistic than his wife. Sometimes I wonder what I did to deserve him. For him I am more than thankful.
(Sayre Smiles is hosting this thankful theme. Join in HERE!)