November 1st

It’s November 1st.

Everyone, go ahead have a moment. If it’s panic…that’s ok. You are not alone.

Since the beginning of this month can easily instill panic…

Thanksgiving is coming
Christmas is coming
The year is almost over
No Shave November officially gives men the excuse to look like bums

Let’s take a moment.

I’ve decided to be that person who posts what I am thankful for everyday. I’d like to have a little bit more fun with it via the blog.

Sometimes the best thing you can do in the midst of Christmas decor making it’s official appearance (we see you hiding behind the Halloween masks but pretend not to notice), is to take your eyes off the stresses that are as real as the moon…and shift focus.

Take a moment, shift focus, pause, reflect, Selah if you will…and be in awe. There is so much right in front of us. Let it sink in…swim in it. It’s beautiful. We are blessed. In our pain, our stress and holiday family drama…there is so much more. Gratitude. Grace.

So, this November 1st, I’m saying it loud and clear.

I am grateful for my family

Those near and far…family is NEVER far in heart. Even when we are scattered from sea to shining sea…and other countries (and even though you haven’t seen them in a year, you weep when they leave).

Distance is forever my enemy. Family.

Family brings out something fierce in me. It is something to be fought for and protected. It reveals my over-protective side. It is imperfect. It is dramatic. It is a hodge podge of joy, sarcasm, emotional instability, ridiculous laughter and honest opinion.

We are better together than we are a part. Much better 🙂

Start your own Gratitude List for the month of November? It’s a good idea.

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