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a month of giving thanks…

Over the last few years, November has become the month for giving thanks via social networking. On facebook, many members are posting each day mentioning one thing for which they are thankful. This year I decided to participate so I will post daily on facebook and I will post my entire month’s worth of entries here, as well.

Going to be a follower and spend November appreciating what I have. Day 1 I am thankful to be safe from Sandy and thankful for those who are helping the people affected by the storms.

Day 2: I am thankful for being warm and well fed. There are too many people in the world who are neither.

Day 3: Since I am in Bloomington, I am thankful for the opportunity to have attended Indiana University where I learned journalism at one of the best programs in the country. I am thankful for the people I met and the opportunities presented to me there. Go IU!

Day 4: This one is easy. Today is my parents’ anniversary so today I am thankful for my Mom and Dad. I have the best parents around.

On Day 5, I am thankful for modern conveniences and technology. As frustrating as it can be at times, it does make our lives easier.

On Day 6 after waiting 30 minutes to vote, I am thankful for the chance to vote. I know people feel like their vote doesn’t matter, but every vote truly matters in local races. So if you haven’t voted, you still have time to get in line before 6.

Friends. That’s what I am thankful for on Day 7. When I was a young girl, I learned a saying in my Brownie meeting, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” I feel very rich today and hope that my friends, new and old, realize how much I truly appreciate them and their friendship.

On Day 8, I am thankful for kind words. Two people took time out of their day to say kind things to me, both of which made my day. Choose being kind over being right.

Day 9: On this day in 1874, five college aged women founded Sigma Kappa. On this day, I am thankful for all of my Sigma Kappa sisters!

Day 10: Thankful for the beautiful weather today! It almost made the flat tire and the awful football tolerable!

I am thankful on November 11, for our veterans and the men and women currently serving in the military. My grandfather was a WWII veteran and without veterans, I would not have the freedoms I enjoy daily. Thank you.
On this Day 12, I am thankful for humor. Several good laughs made my day much more enjoyable.

On Day 13, I am thankful to be able to go out for dinner when there is nothing to eat in my house and I just don’t feel like making anything. Also thankful for friends who let you vent when you’ve had a crappy day.

Day 14 I am thankful for little things today like mint M & Ms and Sephora lip balm.

On Day 15, I am thankful for students who stay to meet deadline and also thankful to be able to come home and watch my Hoosiers do so well!

I have some catching up to do! Day 16 found me thankful to live in the Louisville area surrounded by so many great places to eat and drink. Today on Day 17, I was thankful to have a wonderful day seeing the Diana exhibit with fun friends (and SK sisters) and then a wonderful evening in Indy with more SK friends!

Having a down day on Day 18, but I am thankful that even on my down days I am able to appreciate all that I have and have empathy for those not so fortunate.

Putting up the Christmas tree earlier than normal and watching my Hoosiers, that’s what I am thankful for on Day 19. Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

Day 20 finds me thankful for the times I unexpectedly get to have dinner with my Mom, like tonight.

While I have been delinquent in my posting, I have not been any less thankful. On Day 21, I was thankful for the day off to finish up the Christmas decorations before heading out the be with my family. On Thanksgiving day, Day 22, I was thankful for the good food and good fortune with which I have been blessed. On Day 23, I was thankful for my cell phone, my parents do not have internet access at home and it was my lifeline to the outside world! I was able to check in with my family and friends living far away. I was thankful on Day 24 to be able to be out and about. Today on Day 25, I am thankful to do laundry while I watch sports and get ready for another week of school. Go IU.

On Day 26, I am grateful for the opportunity to do something for others while grocery shopping. At Kroger stores there are Angel Trees for Christmas meals through the Salvation Army. For $25 you can better the holidays for a family in need. After careful consideration, I chose the tag for Linda’s family. It doesn’t matter who Linda is, I hope her family enjoys the meal.

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