Monday, November 2, 2009

November Blessings

Greetings to you this first Monday in November. It is hard to believe we are entering a new month and that here in Colorado winter is already upon us. Before we now it the New Year will be upon us as well. Many of us are wondering where the days have gone.
When our girls were young I made it a tradition to focus on thankfulness as we got closer to Thanksgiving. We often talked about the many blessings we had in the Lord and would write down blessings on construction paper leaves. It helps children to look beyond the here and now and focus instead on the riches we have in Christ.
This year, as I've done since moving here, I am continuing to adopt an attitude of gratitude daily. God's word tell us to give thanks in all things~not just the blessings. So each day I am going to post at least one thing I am thankful for. I can testify that the more you give thanks for the little things as well as big things your whole perspective changes.
Today I am thankful for the beauty of the Lord's creation; for this winter sky filled with beautiful colors. We live in such a rich natural area so it is easy for me to give thanks for all I see from His hand. I know I would be challenged if I lived in a big city, like Denver, to find things to thank Him for but I would still find something. I well remember the season of my sister's battle with cancer and those last months; it was a hard path to walk but I tried to give thanks for each hour and day she was with us. Even during the final days there was always one thing to be grateful for, even at the end knowing she was with the Lord and not suffering.
So this month, won't you join me in purposely focusing and sharing about all the blessings in your life? It is amazing what the Lord does with our gratitude and how He multiplies it.
Hugs to you today.


  1. Amen and amen. We have so much to be thankful for. Wonderful post my dear friend.

  2. Noreen, what a beautiful attitude of gratitude. Love this post. I can't believe all of that snow. I had to turn our air conditioning back on in Phoenix. We had about three days of cooler weather and I was loving it.

    I'll email you later today. Thanks for thinking of me.

    Love you,

  3. Dear Noreen,
    Amen! Beautiful post!
    I am thankful for so much!!
    I am thankful for my kind and giving husband. I have had one that was not that way at all.
    Having a wonderful husband is a very big blessing!!!
    Thank-you for your great post!
    Love, Fern

  4. I agree with Debbie about your beautiful attitude...that is the central truth of joy and happiness...learning to be thankful in ALL things...great post!

  5. What a great idea!!
    And your right...when the children leave home...traditions like writing what we are Thankful for gets lost....I'll try to include one thankfulness each day....


  6. We are warmer today 50* and the snow is melting and gone in some places. Also, the SUN IS SHINNING! I love the sun!


  7. Hi Noreen,
    What a wonderful thankful post, and that photo you shared is absolutely beautiful.
    Blessings with hugs,

  8. Thank You for the great post. I was going to add thankful quotes this month. I can't get my Halloween pictures to download, so I might just have to post without them (o: I am So thankful that I have those little girls and don't have to have the pictures (o:


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