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It's November again and that makes my heart happy because it means FALL is here
(but not really since I live in So Cal).
It means that Christmas is coming which means it's about that time for the United States to freak out and become the ME Monster. It's all about ME, My parking spot, My plans, My time, My wants.. yadda yadda.

When you hear that Christmas is a short 8 weeks away what is your first thought?
Do you get warm and fuzzy thinking about the chill in the air, the lights on the tree, the smell of sugar baking in the kitchen, spending time with family and friends and celebrating the birth of our Savior?
Or does the list start to unravel in your mind about A L L of the things you need to do before that blessed day arrives? Shopping, cooking, wrapping present, parties galore and non-stop madness?

Isn't that how most of us tend to live our daily lives? We are SO caught up in the madness and the demands and expectations that this world deceives us of that we lose track of what is really important.

That's why I love Thanksgiving.
{aside from the turkey, candied yams, mashed potatoes, pie..etc..}
It helps get our focus back on track and fills our heart up with T H A N K S and hopefully slows us down a little to enjoy the season and prepares our heart for Christmas.

I am so excited for Christmas but I'm not going to let the turkey get away and am definitely not going to let the hard times outweigh the blessings that happen in our life daily.

So, here's the challenge:

Each day this month think about one thing you are thankful for. It might seem hard because our flesh tends to think of all the negatives first but I promise you that you will be blessed by this. 
It could be as simple as you're thankful for the warm breakfast you got to eat that morning (which by the way would be a huge blessing to most of the world) or it can be as awesome as you got a job! Post them on your social media sites (Facebook, twitter (where I'm doing mine) Instagram, your blog) Share what you're thankful to encourage others to think about blessings in their life too.

I realize I'm a day late to the party but yesterday was crazy so I'm thankful I have time to sit down today to encourage y'all. So, here we go..




Day 1: I'm thankful for LIFE. 
Each day is a gift and a new chance to help make someones life better. Be a blessing!

 
Day 2: I am thankful for friends who are full of encouragement and support.
Who make me laugh and are a shoulder to cry on.
They are few and far between and I'm thankful for mine.  
so sorry, I couldn't help myself


Join in on the fun!
Can't wait to hear about the countless blessings from my friends this month!

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