Welcome, welcome, welcome. From Halloween until Christmas, you remind me to take time to be thankful for my blessings. Yes, I should always be thankful no matter the season, and I try to be. Even so, as the year winds down, I need this reminder.
I’m guessing we all do.
November, you are pure and easy, asking for nothing other than gratitude during autumn’s final hurrah. From sea to shining sea, we gather and eat and eat and eat as though we need the extra calories to face the frantic holiday month ahead. Brrrrr! Baby, it’s getting colder outside.
But first, before we dig into Tom Turkey—What are you thankful for?
This year, I’m thankful for…
There’s so, so much.
Family. Health. Home. Friends. Freedom. Pets. Safety. Food. Laughter. Memories. Queso. Electricity. Clean Water. Trees. Traditions. Birds. Rain. Pie. Books. Music. Homegrown Vegetables. Good folks willing to read what I write?.
But here’s the thing. While we love to make lists, it isn’t about counting our blessings. It’s about using our blessings. How we use what we have been given—that’s the true measure of thanksgiving.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
[tweetthis]Dear #November, it isn’t about counting our blessings. It’s about using our blessings. #thankful[/tweetthis]
Martina McBride, Blessed