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 16 – Thankful for Customer Service
Today I had several errands to run in a very short amount of time.  One of my stops was to Carlos O’Kelly’s for a gift card.  I didn’t want to have to drive back to the west side of town after other errands, so I stopped there at 10:30 AM and they were still closed.  The manager was thankfully picking up outside and even though they were still closed, he let me in.  He turned on the cash register and computers early and allowed me to purchase the gift card.  I was very appreciative and grateful for him taking a few moments to make my time flow a little easier.  As someone who used to work in customer service and has found some very disheartening customer service acts lately, this is one that I will remember.  Carlos has always gotten a lot of business from us and they will continue to get more from us in the future!

November 17 – Thankful for Birds
The birds have returned to our feeder.  As a child, my parents always had several feeders all around our yard and I loved watching them.  Some of my favorites were the blue jays, hummingbirds, wrens, chickadees, and gold finches.  Our bird feeder is right outside our living room window and as I am typing this, the birds are so happy, flying around, playing with each other and snacking on the suet cake and bird seed.  It just makes me happy. 

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