Last night Ivan was trying to figure out the date of something coming up, and asked, “Wait, what’s the date today?” I replied, as usual, that I had no idea…. (despite looking at my planner/calendar many times per day, I am exceptionally good at never knowing what the actual date is! I guess I just breeze past the big number on the page.).
I tapped my phone and saw that it was November 13th already!! I said, Gosh, it is the 13th already?? I feel like it was JUST Halloween and November just started!
Anyway. This month is cruising by.
All of this to say, it made me realize that Thanksgiving is very near. And we are really getting into the “reflection” season of the year- the time to pause and appreciate what we are thankful for, reflect on the year that is ending, and ponder what we what hope the upcoming year will look like.
So, in honor of all of that, I want to start sharing some more specific GRATITUDE related content, to help keep my own wheels spinning. I’m not an organized enough blogger to have some big master plan or scheduled series, but I just want to throw some more of that in this next month or two. 🙂
Starting with today…..a specific gratitude prompt. I have a bunch of these I want to work through. I am obviously very good at practicing daily gratitude, but it’s a little different exercise to answer specific prompts. Try it!
Something money can’t buy that I’m grateful for is:
I had to think on this one… not because it’s really “hard”, because I know there are many things I’m grateful for that money can’t buy. My health. The feeling of sunshine on your face. The changing seasons. A hug from my kids. Etc.
But it is hard to narrow it down to answer for a gratitude prompt, to pick the one thing that is really speaking to you in the moment.
So, I choose HUMOR! It’s free (well, I suppose you can pay for it in the form of a comedy show or something, but it’s usually free!). It’s FUN and it’s great and it makes you smile and feel happy.
I like to play with humor on this blog! I wouldn’t say that I’m the world’s funniest person (🤣), but I do think I have a pretty light and easy sense of humor and I enjoy applying humor to everyday life.
We re-watched the comedy This is 40 last night before bed (definitely not with the kids- it is very R rated, some of which I could do without…but overall it’s still quite funny and it felt good to laugh and unwind).
I also saw this memory pop up of something I posted a couple years ago, which still made me laugh today:
What is something money can’t buy that you are grateful for?
Also, in closing- MORE CUTENESS!
(This one is Steel, Asher’s hamster. He’s the smaller of the two and he is SO CUTE. Just look at his itty bitty paws holding the seed…😍.)