Thursday, November 28, 2013

An Attitude of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I like Thanksgiving.
I like the food of the day.
I like the family traditions of the day.
I like that it is the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season.
I like that it is unique to the US of A.

I just wish that the attitudes of thanksgiving were seen more often during the other 364 days of the year.

Over on Facebook, friends are posting daily things for which they are thankful--one a day for the month of November.

It is a little sad that we really seem to need this holiday to remember and focus on the things and the people for which we are thankful.

I am going to resolve to be more thankful; to express an attitude of gratitude as often as opportunity allows.
I am going to declare that every Thursday (not just the fourth Thursday of November) is a day of thanksgiving.
I am going to create a new label for my blog posts called "Thursday is for Thanksgiving" and regularly post items for which I am thankful.
I am going to invite and encourage you to join with me in this quest to always exhibit an attitude of gratitude.

Today I am thankful for all of you that spend a few of the precious moments of your day to read Out of My Hat from time to time.

I am thankful for the internet connections that I have made through this blog and for all of my fellow bloggers that are a part of my little blogging community. I am encouraged by your writing and by your comments.

To all of my USA friends and followers--Happy Thanksgiving!
To my international friends and followers--be thankful, today...and everyday (but especially on Thursdays!).

John <><


Mike said...


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Happy Thanksgiving, John!

Big Sky Heidi said...

A late Thanksgiving blessing to you, John Hill!