Thursday, November 17, 2011

Counting My Blessings In November

November is the time to count our many blessings - name them one by one.

I want to look at each day and name at least one blessing from that day. Something that happened or affected me on that day and not just in general. It can be so easy to igore those little blessings in our day, but sometimes it is the little blessings that can make the biggest impact.

 November 18, 19, 20 - Thankful for family, memories, and traditions
I spent the entire weekend with over 50 members of my family.  Every year, my mom and her 4 sisters and their children and grandchildren get together to celebrate Christmas.  It truly is a blessing to get everyone together and catch up, laugh, eat, laugh, exchange gifts, laugh, eat more, and laugh more.  I know how rare it is for families to stay connected in this way and I enjoy every moment of it.  We rented this beautiful Christian camp, Beulahland Bible Camp and moved in for the weekend.  I can't express how much I love my family and the memories and traditions we are building for our children.  I look forward to celebrating for years to come.

November 21 - Thankful for no phone call
As a substitute teacher, the phone can ring at any moment for a sub job.  Yes, I have the ability to say no, but I do always feel guilty when I have an appointment and can't agree to a job that day.  But, after the weekend and hardly any sleep, I was praying that I would not get a sub call this morning.  I still have lots of unpacking to do and needed to get caught up here at home.  Thankfully, there was no phone call this morning and I am taking advantage of that by knocking things off my list at a rapid pace. 

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