“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”

There are reasons to be thankful every day of the year. Sometimes we forget and recollect the traditional sayings of family, friends, and fortune on the “big” day; which, by no means, we should not be thankful for. But what about everything else in our lives? Thanksgiving is an action word that can be expressed throughout the year. It is a constant state of being grateful. Even if we don’t cover the big things or over-used sayings daily, there is always something to be grateful for.

For the month of November, I have been doing a “30 Days of Thankfulness” challenge. Each day I post on my personal Facebook page something that I am thankful for, no matter how trifle. It started as a challenge, but then became a habit because it forced me to re-evaluate how I looked at my day. A lightness and new appreciation followed; since to be thankful, you must push aside all pessimistic thinking. I would recommend trying this challenge on any day and watch as your outlook changes.

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Here are 30 things that I am grateful for:

  1. Coffee (of course)
  2. Coffee-Mate’s Crème Brulee coffee creamer
  3. My family
  4. Health for myself, family and friends
  5. Petrichor
  6. Laptops
  7. Always having a home to come back to
  8. Bread (even more if it didn’t stick to me)
  9. Opera
  10. The sound of rainstorms
  11. Book series
  12. Opportunity to travel
  13. My photography business being an LLC
  14. The feel of paint and clay
  15. Changing season
  16. Grace and mercy always covering
  17. Being able to swim
  18. Having had the opportunity to live abroad
  19. De Louvre
  20. Love for music
  21. Photography
  22. Dark & Wild (Album hooked me on to my favorite artists, BTS)
  23. “Adagio” from Secret Garden (made me fall back in love with the violin)
  24. Furry animals
  25. Travel bug
  26. Writing
  27. Greek tragedians and Roman poets
  28. Embellished collectable books
  29. Wigs
  30. Future promises

What are you grateful for today? Feel free to share with us below 🙂

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