I last wrote that I was choosing one thing, even if it was a small thing, to change and do different everyday, so I could renew my heart and mind. I only listed 4 things, but those 4 things carried me through November along with a renewed heart and mind for thankfulness. I applied my 4 things everyday and chose to think and pray about want I wanted; not what I didn't want. As Thanksgiving day approached, I felt a peace and calm I hadn’t felt in a long time.
Here is what my November looked like:
Reading, relaxing and filling the pages of my journal; many hours in my car, sometimes moving at the speed limit, other times sitting and inching along; thankful for a car that gets me where I need to go and for arriving safely each time!
We decorated small trees, one for Trav & Syd each with their ornaments, followed by hot chocolate and The Grinch. We did this early this year because they spent Thanksgiving giving week with their dad. Spent time getting to know my sister's new puppy -Gracie! I love the Starbucks red cup ornaments, I have a collection, I get one each year! The kids and I went to a wedding and I got flowers at work; my 20 year anniversary with the company - Long time!
Puppies are wonderful - this little girl brought much happiness to my sister and her family and I am so lucky I was able to enjoy her over Thanksgiving! Sydney and her sweet friend Jenny - they dressed up as Disney characters for a dance at school; Jenny is Marida from Brave and Syd is Cinderella. After church Syd and I were chatting and then she hugged me and a sweet friend wanted to take our picture - I love this, my girl is so sweet! And my handsome boy - he continues to be such a blessing to me!I barely blinked and its was December 1st! I am facing this month with JOY and finding blessings in everything I do. I am smiling more and taking an extra moment to talk with people. I am not rushing. I am not going to feel overwhelmed. I am going to embrace every moment, be flexible and invite Him into everything I do. I want the Lord to be in every part of my life!