Purposeful Thankfulness

I love this time of the year.  In Tucson, it is finally cooling down and I can wear some of my hand-knits at least part of the day. I love the cooler nights snuggled up with my husband.  With Thanksgiving followed so closely by Christmas I get to see my family and friends a little more often.  

In my life I have a lot to be thankful for.  I am thankful for my family, my husband, my friends, my job, my nieces and nephew, my knitting group, the food on my table and the roof over my head.  I am thankful for my students who make me laugh everyday, my kind principal who genuinely appreciates his staff, and all of the other teachers I work with who love kids as much as I do.  

It is easy, in the rush of the season to forget all the little things that make us happy everyday.  As the end of the year approaches and all of the holiday craziness that comes it my goal is to stay focused on being thankful for the little things everyday.  Even if my day has gone horribly wrong I want to take 10 minutes while I sit quietly and meditatively knit to find something to be thankful for that day.  

I want to be purposefully thankful each day so I don’t start to take things for granted.  A little quiet knitting time is the perfect opportunity to sit and reflect on everything that I have to be thankful for.  Will you join me?

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