Days of Gratitude

November is here along with the frenzied holiday season.  Halloween decorations are being put away until next year; witches are traded for pilgrims.  Holiday recipes are thought about as I exercise in order to make room in my waistline.

Exhaustion already permeates the air.  The political season has worn us all down.  The weather already promises to humble us. The news flashes images of missing children and mourning families who have been told they’ve been lost.

November is a time of remembrance.  A time for gratitude.  And while we should feel gratitude all year, November is a time to honor it.  My friend Amanda from Twitter has called upon us to blog, tweet, and state on Facebook what we are thankful for each day this November.  This challenge, 30 Days of Thanks, is one I feel I need and crave.  And maybe we all do after a particularly negative year.

Today, the First of November, I am so very grateful for going to bed exhausted every night.  The exhaustion I feel is honest and worthy.  It feels good in my body and my mind.  And even when I am so tired I might very well cry, I smile as I fall asleep because it is the exhaustion that comes from living my life the way I want to live it.  What better way to kiss the day goodnight then with the love of  a well-lived?

Day 1: Grateful for Exhaustion
After a day at the zoo with the kids.
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I wrote and illustrated my first bestseller, "The Lovely Unicorn" in the second grade and I've been terrified of success ever since. Published by ShadowTeamsNYC and represented by Lisa Hagen Books

8 thoughts on “Days of Gratitude”

  1. Liz says:

    oh yes! I do not appreciate going to bed exhausted, for some reason it pisses me off. I NEEDED to read this. Thank you. Gracias. love you.

    1. It’s a great feeling to be so righteously exhausted! hahaha…. I have to remind myself of it too, sometimes. Besos!

  2. Brandee says:

    I loved this picture when you posted it on the day of the zoo trip, and I love it here. These are the best kinds of days. Here’s to more nights of dropping off to sleep, weary and smiling.

    1. The zoo sure wore me out! But it was such a fun day. And they are the very best kind of days. Lots of love.

  3. you made me think differently. just like that. snap.

    what better way indeed? thank you for opening my eyes as you close yours.


    1. You’re so welcome, sweet friend! I’m so happy to have you around to open my eyes, too.

  4. Exactly! Amen! 🙂

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