Saturday, November 01, 2008

Your Challenge Should You Choose To Accept It

Adrienne is doing NaBloPoMo, which I'm sure you have all seen on her site. I have a bit different take on it.

I've had a pretty yucky year, nothing totally traumatic, just feeling blah. And in this time I lost touch with what kept me sane. My twelve step program. Well, I am going to start trying to make my way back and the first thing my program gave me was gratitude. The ability to see good things even when there doesn't seem to be any good. Gratitude needs nurturing and I intend to do that in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Now Thanksgiving is the one day set aside to remember that there is a lot in life to be grateful for, and if you go around the dinner table asking each person what they are grateful for you get a lot of, "my health", "my family" "my job", but I'm talking the little stuff. The stuff that gets taken for granted.

So here it is, 26 days until Thanksgiving and 26 letters of the alphabet. The challenge follow along in your own blog, or just leave a comment in this one, you may just remind someone else of something in their life that needs a little gratitude.

A is for Air Conditioning. I hate being hot. I can't sleep without covers. I have a hard time breathing warm air. I love the ability to control the temperature. I am grateful I am at a point in my life that it is all about me being comfortable.

4 comments:

Marcel said...

Ah, comfort, we have a great deal of it in our lives. You could have saved this for the "C". I am looking forward to the other 25.

Sean M. said...

I love your idea of a post every day, and would love to emulate you. Unfortunately I am too busy and not disciplined enough to dedicate myself to a blog post every day. I will read yours, though! Maybe I'll do a big post on Thanksgiving day.

ez said...

I accept. This is very cool.

Adrienne said...

This is a great idea, I am surprised I didn't make it as your A entry tho. I won't feel too slighted since you did mention me in the beginning.