November 1, 2010

Thankful Challenge

Today marks the first day of November. November! Can you believe it? Me neither!

Last year, I saw a campaign, of sorts, appear on several blogs I read of Thankful Thursdays. I love the idea of extending our thankful spirits a little longer, so I am challenging myself to take it on this year. Only, I don't want to limit myself to posting only on Thursdays because I would really love to get into the habit of finding things to be grateful for every day.

So... here goes day one:

Today, I am thankful that my car is finally at the body shop to be repaired from my car accident back in September. I am also thankful that I have great auto insurance that was kind enough to mail me a check to cover the cost of my deductible (the accident was not my fault) this weekend... before the work is even started on my car. I'm thankful for my daddy, who selects our family coverage, for choosing a reliable company.

I am also thankful that my sister was kind enough to allow me to drive her car during this week of repairs while she's in Africa with my mom, saving me the out-of-pocket costs of a rental car. And I vow to remember that I am thankful for this option tomorrow morning when I am driving to work again with no heat!

Oops.. that doesn't sound so grateful, does it?

Well... it was a good effort for day 1. How about you? What are you thankful for today?

1 comment:

  1. What am I thankful for? At every Thanksgiving meal we comment on how grateful we are for our families, a warm home, good health, and parents who love us. I think we say it so much that we don't really hear the words any more.

    After visiting Africa, I will forever say those words with a new appreciation. We don't know how blessed we really are here and how much we have.

    It's so unfair for us to have so much and for others to have so little. Don't get me wrong, I don't think they (Ugandans) need all that we have. We don't even need all that we have. But they should have food, clothing, and medicine. That's not too much to ask.

    So yes, I am very blessed to have food every day, good health, and clothes to keep me warm. I also have my family. What more do I need?