A Life of Thankfulness
by Susan G Mathis
For the past few years I’ve been doing the “30 Days of Thankfulness” challenge, posting what I’m thankful for each day of November. Maybe this year you can join me in this adventure? This simple exercise has had an interesting result—it brings the entire year into focus.
Somehow, intentionally taking a few minutes each day of the month of November to think about all I’m grateful for has put everything into perspective. Gone are the bah-humbug thoughts of sickness, frustrations, and let-downs I’ve endured these past twelve months—or at least lessened them.
I find myself grateful for the little things. The beauty of the deer that are munching on my lilac bushes while I write this. The wonder of technology that allows me to sing and play and read and blow kisses to my granddaughters in California. The warmth of my home when it’s only one degree outside. The colors of autumn, my family, and the many friends I have through personal contact, church, social media, and my writing. The ability to create stories that change people’s lives.
I could go on and on. I hope you will too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Susan G Mathis is a multi-published author of Katelyn’s Choice, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy and Christmas Charity—stories set in her childhood stomping ground, the beautiful Thousand Islands in upstate NY. Susan is also the author of a dozen other books and hundreds of published articles. Susan makes her home in Colorado Springs. Find out more at www.SusanGMathis.com.