November is associated with Thanksgiving so I thought I would spend time each day writing one thing I am thankful for and add to it.
November 27: Being able bodied to be able to help someone who isn't
November 26: Birthday wishes
November 25: Love that passes all understanding.
November 24: Friends to laugh with, and surprises in the mail.
November 23: Phone calls and messages from children, family, and friends over the miles
November 22: Wonderful memories of past Thanksgivings and the love of family.
November 21: Hearing from a long time very good friend in NJ who was affected by the terrible storm, but took time to wish me an early happy birthday.
November 20: My children and their happiness
November 19: Sleeping in a warm and comfortable bed.
November 18: being able to RACE and complete the Preston Guild 4 race series!!
November 17: Large grocery stores
November 16: Music
November 15: Cool fall feeling in the weather causing leaves to twirl.
November 14: Long distance telephone conversations.
November 13: For rain that stops, and sun that dries.
November 12: Friends that care.
November 11: For those that served and those serving. Thank you!
November 10: Inspiring people
November 9: Taking the dog for a walk
November 8: Being able to run
November 7: Hope
November 6: Seeing emailed pics of my soon to be adopted granddaughter.
November 5: My beautiful 9 year old Chocolate Smoke Persian cat...Millie!!
November 4: My amazing and supportive hubby!
November 3: Seing a beautiful sunrise and the fantastic colours of the sunset.
November 2: Being able to put on a hat, scarf and gloves to keep me warmer while walking the dog this morning.
November 1: That all my family are safe from the devestating super storm Sandy.
**Here's some real positives as to WHY keeping a gratitude list is a good thing:
Because those keeping a gratitude list:
1. Have a relative absence of stress and depression. (Woods et al., 2008)
2. Make progress towards important personal goals (Emmons and McCullough, 2003)
3. Report higher levels of determination and energy (Emmons and McCullough, 2003)
4. Feel closer in their relationships and desire to build stronger relationships (Algoe and Haidt, 2009)
5. Increase your happiness by 25% — (Who wouldn’t want a quarter more happiness!) (McCullough et al., 2002)
Who doesn’t want all that?