Thursday, November 1, 2012


It's NaBloPoMo time.  I think that stands for national blog posting month.  For me it means the commitment to show up here every single day.  Hope I see you around.   

I love November - just love it.  I love the cooler weather, the beauty of the season, the excitement of the coming holidays... I love it all. And, it's Sloane's birthday month, which makes it just about perfect.  One of the many things I love is the way that so many of us on Facebook commit to posting one thing they are grateful for every day this month.  

Here's what I wrote tonight: "Yay!  It's November.  Like last year I plan to post at least one thing I am thankful for every day this month.  I sure hope you'll join me.

Today I am thankful for people who take the time to say something kind, to be encouraging, to offer a compliment, or a hug. I am grateful for thoughtfulness."

What are you thankful for, friends? 

The sculpture above is in a wonderful sculpture park in downtown DesMoines.  It's called Nomade.  The artist is Jaume Plensa.  I took the picture last weekend.  I love photographing sculpture.  


knitalatte said...

Hi Relyn,
Thank you for having such a nice blog to come by and visit. I appreciate all your research and posting on interesting links for us to explore in blogland. I'll be stopping by again soon.

Jeanne said...

Big hugs and much love
Happy November
Today is all Souls day..........

Love Jeanne

Anonymous said...

I love November, too. I like the idea of posting one grateful thing per day. Seems appropriate.

[And best of luck with NaBloPoMo-- I'm in this year, also.]

Tracy said...

VERY FUN that you're doing NaBloPoMo this year, Relyn! While I'm not doing NaBloPoMo, I am doing special posts all this month focusing on gratitude--so much to be thankful for. Like blog-friends. :o) ((HUGS))

Joyce S said...

NaBloPoMo - quite a committment. Great picture to go with it. We already had Thanksgiving in Canada but I am thankful for living in a safe area free from most all natural disasters except forest fires, thankful for a husband who has stood by me through thick and thin, thankful my 18-year-old is coming out on the right side of his miserable teenage years, and thankful for blogs such as yours who make me think.

keishua said...

that sounds like a great thing to be doing. i am going to try to do something similar. not sure if i will be official. hope your weekend is shaping up nicely.

thyme Sarah said...

We do find ourselves being thankful for the classic: our health. I've always taken this for granted but had a little breast cancer scare recently (everything was just fine) but it really made me stop, see my life before me, and really want to be healthy so I can live it.

Jeanne said...

What a difference it makes in your life to do this every day! Great idea

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