A happy mid-week morning to you all! It’s another one of those gray-clad November days that I find so inspiring (these pictures are from a few days ago). The world around me has slowly morphed from the brilliance of early Autumn to the wet and muted colors of late Autumn with 98% of the leaves clothing the ground in a soggy mess and the remaining leaves dull and listless.
It’s days like this that are perfect for writing. (Or curling up with a book and mug of hot chocolate with a candle burning nearby.) I’m not going to be focused on writing today, though. Instead I get to spend the day in the kitchen at my non-writing job which is another one of my favorite things to do. Especially in weather like this. Who doesn’t like a warm kitchen and hot meals when the world is so cozy looking?
I’ve decided to endeavor to keep the next few blog posts on the short side because my wrist has continued to give me a bit of trouble and therefore I’ve severely limited my typing. It’s crazy because I have words bottled up in me, waiting to be spilled onto the page of my latest story and yet I’m having to tell myself “no, no, no” which is not normal for me. I’ve found some exercises for my arm/wrist/hand and so I’ve been doing those and hopefully will see improvement soon.
Do you know what my wrist hurting makes me do though? It fills me with happiness that I haven’t struggled with this problem before. I am so very, very thankful for the last ten years of my life that I’ve been typing with no trouble at all. It’s funny how sometimes we forget to be thankful for something until it’s taken away from us.
Speaking of thankfulness, there are so many things I am thankful for right now. This morning when I woke up I didn’t stop at my normal list of ten things I thank God for, instead I kept going as I put away my bedding and stumbled through my early morning routine. It’s not that life has been without problems, because I feel as if I’ve dealt with several of those recently – some of which have even left me in tears. It’s more that I am opening my eyes to the blessings around me and it is rather overwhelming.
I am even thankful for the ability to be thankful, cause do you know what? When I start thinking of things that I’m thankful for, the troubles in my life kinda get fuzzy and I lose focus on them as gratitude takes center stage and brightens the world around me. And on that note, I’d probably better sign off.
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What about you? What is the firs thing that comes to mind when you think of something you’re thankful for? All you blog readers is (are?) one of the first thing that comes to my mind; it’s so rewarding to be able to share my life with y’all and so thank you for reading my blog and joining me on this crazy journey!
2 thoughts on “November and Writing and Thankfulness”
Well, at the moment, the first thing that comes to mind when I think of something I'm thankful of, would be my new, precious baby sister. She was born not even two weeks ago, but already she has brought so much joy to our family. I'm thankful for the gift of life, especially the gift of new life!
Aww! That is so neat! I actually just saw the link you left to your family's site and JUST now finished reading the story of when she was born. How sweet! I like her name a lot, too. 🙂