Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Thankful Thoughts ~ Day 1

November's arrival has made me want to appreciate and be more intentional about noticing all that I am thankful for.
What better place than right here to keep track so, although I am already a day behind, here goes . . .

For one reason or another I have slipped into the habit of eating breakfast in front of the computer every morning.  I suppose in some ways it has replaced the morning paper.  After brewing that first cup of coffee I take a seat at the kitchen desk and check emails, blogs and often play my turn at Words with Friends.
Brett sits at the kitchen table and we converse back and forth across the kitchen.
The other day I decided to forego the computer and join Brett at the table.  Looking up from that vantage point I could see into the dining room window where my neighbor's tree filled the entire view.  The morning sunlight was shining onto it in a way that made me sit up and take notice.  Also made me wonder why I was choosing to start my day oblivious to this beautiful show happening right in my own neighborhood.
Today I am thankful for the beauty of the fall foliage.

I'll be popping in later with Day 2.

Happy November!


  1. =D

    Just how I start my morning, too...on the iPad with my coffee. It's how John started his, too, and he would not have appreciated an interruption. At 7:30, we had a date. I miss those dates and perhaps should carry on with them, but for now the iPad it is. What bugs me is that the hours can fly by while I am on the computer. I need to limit myself for sure.

    I remember Leah doing a grateful challenge every year. I miss those, too. So will be peeking in on your gratitude list.

    Happy November, Kim!

    1. I am often alarmed at how fast an hour or two fly by while on the computer too, Vee.

  2. Seems everyone starts their day off like that. I brew my coffee, fire up the laptop and read blogs and email a few people. It's the only time of day that's "all mine". Hubby gets up at 7 and we're off and running the rest of the day.
    That tree is gorgeous. What a beautiful way to start the morning

  3. A very good idea Kim. I'll be coming to visit to see yours and to make my own.
    Take care

  4. Sounds like a good way to start your day.
    Ken and I eat our breakfast in the front room in front of the big picture window.
    Then we sit and chat a while. Nice to be retired. : )

  5. I don't know how it happened that I missed your latest posts. But now I'm here. I also want to be more intentional about noticing all that I can be thankful for.


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