It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 1, Book 18

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.

Clarence E. Hodges

It’s Thankful Month

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

November is always THANKFUL month for me so from here on until December, every post will be about being thankful.  There are so many things to be thankful for that it won’t be hard at all to fill the the days with thankfulness.

I intermix the words gratitude and thankfulness. According to the dictionary to be thankful is to be appreciative of benefits received and gratitude is more like having a sense of thankfulness and the feeling is from within.

A thankful person is one feeling or showing gratitude.  I’m very a thankful person.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

Today I’m thankful for FAMILY

My family are my friends and many of my friends are like family.  We consist of many sizes, shapes and ages.  Of my immediate family I’m probably the oldest, but I do have a few aunts and uncles that are older.

My family is the reason for much of what I do.  They are my inspiration and my motivation.  They give me a reason to keep on keeping on.  

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever ever you call it, whatever you are, you need one.

Jane Howard

I’ve been counting my blessings everyday for quite awhile now and keep track of what I’m thankful for.  

On my thankful list today is:

6481. for good cooks everywhere
6482. for a full pantry cupboard
6483. for something to keep me busy

Gratitude helps you grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter
into your life and into the lives of those around you

Eileen Caddy


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Count your blessings every day !

betty said...

A good month to be thankful! I thought about that this morning. I'm going to work hard this month truly being thankful for all the wonderful gifts God has given me.


NanaDiana said...

Beautiful post! I, too, am a very thankful person and KNOW that I am so lucky to have good family and friends in this crazy world. xo Diana

Mevely317 said...

When I stop to consider all I've been given, it certainly humbles me.
'Love that Jane Howard quote. Ours is a very small tribe, but they mean the world and all to me.


being thankful means living life fully. "Gratitude helps you grow and expand"