Tis the season to be thankful, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la. That’s how the song goes right?? NO? Oh well. It is the season to be thankful even if that’s not how the song goes. November is when we officially start thinking about the holidays starting with Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving means thankfulness!
I have a challenge for you. My challenge is for you to let thankfulness be in the forefront of your mind all month long. Not just on thanksgiving. Thankfulness / gratitude is one of the easiest ways to start experiencing more joy. When you focus on what is going right in your life you start to notice more and more things. You start to notice that more often than not more things are going right than going wrong or at least more things are going right than you thought.
To give you a little incentive to really focus on gratitude and thankfulness I am offering a prize. In the Chasing Joy’s Joy Chaser FB group we have a thread to count all of our gratitudes this month. On Thanksgiving I will be selecting one of the thankfulness comments with the help of Random.org to win a Chasing Joy prize pack including a $10 coffee shop gift card. So join the Facebook Group and start listing what you are thankful for there.
So, do you accept the challenge? Can you think of something that you are thankful for every day this month? Will you join us in the Facebook group so you can enter to will $10.
P.S. This post counts for NaBloPoMo!!!
Sounds like it will be a great challenge. I need to be more mindful of keeping in mind what I am thankful for.
Boulder Locavore says
I'm thankful every day for my family, my health and my life! It's so important to have gratitude daily. Thanks for the inspiration.
I'm trying to keep this in mind. It's not just about being thankful for one day, after all!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I try to list what I am grateful for every morning. It is too easy to take things for granted if you don't.
Valerie Robinson says
I love this. We all have soooo much to be grateful for!
Kays Ways says
I am thankful on a daily basis. This is a great idea for folks to let what's wrong into the back of their minds & focus on what's right!
Joyce Brewer says
Our church is focusing on generosity this month – for the adults and children. We've given away a lot to the needy – which is a reminder of how well we have things even when we think we need more.
Ashleigh Thomas says
Just so many things i'm Thankful for with out question. This is such an awesome challenge!
I love this idea, I am trying to remind myself to find joy in the midst of my chaos. This is a great way to help me out.
Yolanda @ Seeing It Their Way says
Great idea I too am doing a Thankfulness Challenge on my site. Love that you are providing an incentive to your readers.
I wake up and think of what I'm thankful for every day. Even on the rough days. 🙂 I love the challenge.
Ann B says
This sounds like a great challenge. I will have to share this with my friends so they can try it to.
Liz Mays says
I'll try to keep this in mind all month long! Hopefully it will continue past November.
Felicia Carter says
This is a great idea. Naming the things we are thankful for truly opens up our heart and reminds us about all of our blessings.
Marcie W. says
I do my best to look within and find something I am grateful for each and every day. Life is too short to not seek and cherish the positive moments.
What a great idea for the month. I need to be more mindful of all the wonderful blessings in my life. I can't wait to read all of your posts.
A great idea and challenge. Every day there should be several things to be thankful… today I am thankful for summer temps on a fall day. Around 70 and no snow yet in MN.. Yahoo!
Debra Rutt says
What a great challenge. I try to think and pray everyday for what I'm thankful for. Some days it's the same thing, but then other days I add in more things I think of!
Jonna, Naturally Glam LLC says
I've never celebrated Thanksgiving but most certainly work to be a thankful person everyday. Sounds like a great challenge and having a FB group is a great way to keep everyone accountable and encouraged.
Sounds like it will be a great challenge. We could all definitely be better at counting our blessings.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I don't know if I'll be able to find something new everyday, but I think it's definitely a challenge worth taking. I love this idea.
Masshole Mommy says
I am thankful for my family every day of the year – not just November. I try to tell them as much as possible.
LaShawn Wiltz says
Great idea! I'm going to start Pookah doing this too! It's his birthday month so he has a lot to be thankful for
Cymone Gantt says
Great reminder to be thankful every day. So much to be thankful for, we shouldn't have a problem with this challenge!
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The Mommy-Files says
That is a great idea! I may have to start this with our family!
Awesome idea! I'll have to start this with my kids
AIsha Johnson Adams says
Great challenge. I love being in a position to give. It is important to keep thanksgiving in our hearts year round.
Ari Adams says
Great idea! I'm taking part in the NaBloPoMo challenge too. Good luck!
Patrice Foster says
Great idea giving back to others less fortunate …Chasing Joy.