Monday, November 3, 2014

novemBRAVE. and thankfulness. and a cocktail of challenge.

October was one of those months that was really slow then really fast. The first half of the month crawled along productively, but oh-so-slowly. It may or may not have had something to do with an impending vacation coming that made things feel less than flying by, but I was proud of myself because I didn't wish that pace away.

I found myself embracing the slower-moving days, enjoying the evenings where there was space for writing and reading and being creative, starting to sit around the bonfire with Jason sipping on glasses of red wine. We're so fast these days, so connected and moving and trying to knock just a FEW more things off our list -myself probably being the worst offender. So I'm trying to keep remembering that slow is okay, that the tortoise finished the race too, that it isn't all about efficiency and getting THERE first.

That said, this year has disappeared into thin air. Being here in November, the second to last month of 2014 (well, every year actually), I almost don't know what to do with myself. I'm feeling excited about the prospect of a new year on the horizon, but I'm also in shock that the holidays are so rapidly upon us. I'm thrilled to think about what 2015 holds for Mr. Thomas and me, but I'm reverent and cherishing the beautiful things that 2014 had for us. It's a delicate balance this life thing, isn't it?

In lieu of being B.R.A.V.E. in a very overt way this month, I'm doing things a little bit different. I cherish the way Thanksgiving and gratefulness take over the entire month, instead of being a staccato mark at the end.

My goal for the month is to be thankful, say thank you, remember gratefulness. 

This is simple, really, but so easy for me to breeze over, sort of ignore or forget, and, well, everyone loves feeling and knowing they're appreciative. So my posts will include little ways in which I am living out my thanks. Not just notes (though there will surely be those), but actions, meals, moments in which I'm really, truly living out thankfulness.

This feels like a cocktail of B.R.A.V.E.-ery. A big, old cocktail.

What are you favorite ways to be thanked? 
What makes me feel most grateful? And appreciated? 

13 comments:

  1. I love it when I am thanked for the things I do every day - the little things like dishes and always putting the lid back on the shaving cream after someone leaves it off. And because that's what I appreciate, I try to recognize the little things others do as well.

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  2. I'm with Kalyn. We both know I'm going to cook dinner and do the dishes and such every day, but when Andy takes the time to really intentionally thank me for even the most mundane chore, I get all butterflies-y and happy. At the same time, I will work on being more outwardly, verbally thankful to Andy for all the sweet little things HE does.

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  3. It's so dadgum hard to believe the end of the year is upon us. I love the fact that you're focusing on thankfulness... It really can make any day brighter!

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  4. That is such a great goal for November ! :) Can't wait to read more !

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  5. I was just asking where this year has gone? Why are the past recent years flying by? But on your note - being thankful is one of the easiest things to do around the holidays and one of the hardest the rest of the year. It's easy to feel grateful - but to express it? It needs to be done more. I'm thankful for your outlook on life and how you always try to better yourself.

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  6. ME TOO. We had a rough weekend and yesterday I had to meet up with the garage repair man (ROUGH I TELL YOU) and mowed the lawn and Jason said thank you and I was SO THRILLED because I love to be thanked. I guess I could be a better thanker too. Oy.

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  7. There's something SO rewarding when Jason says thank you even if it's for something that I'm going to do regardless of how grateful he is or not... I guess it's the icing on the proverbial cupcake and that makes me a winner -or at least a happy camper.


    I am thankful for you. For you and your friendship and your golden encouragement and your spirit and, well, I can think of so many things that you are.

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  8. AND YOU'RE MARRIED WHICH MAKES ME SO THANKFUL TO GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS TO YOU.

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  9. How I was able to get my husband back from those home breaker

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  10. Hello, my name is Miss faith, I'm from USA. I want to inform you all that there is a spell caster that is genuine and real. I never really believed in any of these things but when I was losing Garvin, I needed help and somewhere to turn badly. I found consultant.odia spells and i ordered a LOVE SPELL. Several days later, my phone rang. Garvin was his old self again and wanted to come back to me! Not only come back, the spell caster opened him up to how much I loved and needed him. Spell Casting isn't brainwashing, but they opened his eyes to how much we have to share together. I recommend anyone who is in my old situation to try it. It will bring you a wonderful surprises as well as your lover back to you. The way things were meant to be." you can contact the spell caster on ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com he's very nice and great.


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  11. My name is Natasha Johnson I live in Canada, and i got married four months ago. My husband and I have been living a very happy and lovely life. So as time went on, I began to notice this strange attitude that he was possessing. He was now going out with other girls, to the extent that he was no longer picking up my calls, and he was not even sleeping in the house anymore. I became confused and didn't know what to do anymore. So i became worried and stranded, that brought so many thoughts into my mind, because I have never experienced a thing like this before in my life.

    So I decided to visit a spell caster, to see if he can help me out. So immediately I went to the internet, where I saw an amazing testimony of a spell caster who brought someone's ex lover back, "Dr.Brave" so I contacted him immediately and I explained to him all my problems and he told me that it will be very easy for him to solve, compare to the ones that he has done before. And he also gave me some proof to be really sure of his work, and he assured me that my husband will come back to me immediately he is through with the spell casting. And also he told me to put all my trust in him, and I really obeyed him. So it was 8:00 am on the next morning, when I was about going to work, when i received my husband's call, and he told me that he was coming back home, and he apologized to me, and told me that he is very sorry for the pain that he has cost me. And after some hours later, he really came back home, and that was how we continued our marriage with lots of love and happiness, and our love was now stronger than how it were before.

    Moreso, he also told me that once my heart desire has been granted unto me that i should go and testify of his work right here on the internet. Right now I am the happiest woman on earth today as I am writing this testimony, and I want to really thank "Dr.Brave" for bringing back my husband, and for bringing joy and love to my family. So my greatest advice for you out there who your husband or your wife is acting strange or behaving the same way like this, or you have any problem with your relationship or anything related to do with spell casting, is for you to go and visit this man anytime, and i assure you that he will be of help to you, and I am 100% sure that he will solve it out.

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  12. How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..,....,

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  13. How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up??

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..,

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