It’s the first day of November.
Around here that means two things. The first, once written, may cause you to shake your head in disbelief, but trust me when I say to you, this is how it’s going to be. I’m going to be here all month. All month, my friends and readers. Ill say it again because it just feels that good.
I’m going to be here all month.
Yes, it’s that time of year again. The month that traditionally the gauntlet is thrown for lazy and vigilant bloggers alike to put a little something up on their pages Every. Dang. Day. You can call it NaBloPoMo and as point of fact you should, as tha is the name of the fun. National Blog Posting Month began as a November operation and though it has expanded some to accomodate those crazies bloggers who want to try it all the time, November remains the month of tradition. And so it shall be here. I’ve done it before. I’ll do it again.
SPEAKING OF TRADITION
Here’s thing two.
November is the month wherein this family attempts to look at the big and little things to be thankful for. And not just on that wonderful day of gluttony but in all the days preceeding it. And, because we have a kindergartener in the house we like to do that with a little visual fun as we exercise our thankful minds.
The way it plays out is like this.
There’s a turkey, see, and he’s got no feathers on his backside. His picture hangs on the wall next to an (as of this moment) empty paper. Next to that is a bag full of feathers (this year we’re using paper feathers, but if you were really motivated you could grab a bag of craft feathers at your local craft store). The action goes something like this:
1. Consider carefully the things [read as: nouns] for which you feel thankful.
2. Write something down on the sheet (can’t stay empty for long).
3. Add a feather to Turkey’s derriere.
4. Feel awful darn good about life because you’ve stopped to notice its goodness.
5. Do it all again tomorrow.
By Thanksgiving Day, Turkey ought to be looking proud as a peacock with all his bling in the back. And everyone ought to be feeling ultimately grateful for what we’ve got.
Because in the end, that’s a lot.