Note: Please make sure you see the end of this post for the new way of doing things. It’s only one small change we made in November, but a change nonetheless. Thanks!
Thanksgiving took on a new meaning this year, that’s for sure.
Still, as crazy as this world is right now, there are a lot of things to be thankful for.
And it’s something we need to do.
The reality of everything going on is that it can force you to look at the good in your life. The world is tough right now. It’s incredibly hard to see how people have acted and are acting. I know we are all in different walks of life, but it’s really tough to see people not being able to peacefully disagree about things; and for people to not act how they should with their fellow humans.
I hope you all had a good month and stayed safe and healthy. Try and enjoy the upcoming holiday season and do everything you can to be good to one another. My five for the month are below.
1. Thankful for silly finds
I’m thankful for finding silly things while I am out walking. Kind of like this. It’s hard not to smile when you find items like this. Watching your surroundings while you are out and about might give you unexpected joy.
2. Thankful for small-town living
This gazebo in the middle of my town is a bit of an historical spot. But every time I walk by it, I think about small-town living. While things like Covid and such have been in my area, it’s also a place where you can avoid a lot of people when you need. For the most part, people seem respectful — at least in regard to this virus. I can’t say all, but most.
3. Thankful for good stationary
Part of getting my mind and body back in tune has been trying to figure a good way to journal and plan a bit better. Digital planning is OK for reminders and such, but it’s still nice to have it pen to paper. It’s also nice to sit back and reflect about things. I won’t lie that my mental — and physical — health have not been the best over the last seven months or so. This is a way for me to try and worth through it.
4. Thankful for clear days
No matter if it’s the middle of the summer or the brisk cold of the winter, seeing blue skies can energize you. Even on crsip nights when the air is clear and you can see stars for miles and miles. Walking for me, at least usually, is something for me to be able to clear my head. But I’m always looking around. Left and right. Up and down. It really gives you a view of your world.
5. Thankful for healthier snacks
Popcorn may not be the healthiest snack in the world, but it’s not bad. And compare it to something like candy, and it’s not even close. Ever since I received my A1C, I know I have to really change things up again. And I will. I’m thankful to have a supporting physician who works with me.
And there are my five for the month!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below.
And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!).
Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too! NOTE: We have a Facebook group for those who participate in the challenge and are interested. I’ll post any announcements there and hopefully it can be a place where things are discussed and some interaction etc. You can access it here.
** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for November. Make sure you drop your link there. The theme for December is The Magic of the Season. Remember to come back on January 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: November 2020 results