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30 Days of Gratitude

Holy Shmokes. It’s November. Already. Hot damn.

What are you thankful for?

Are you thankful?

You thankful?


Thirty days of November, and usually the theme of the month is “thankfulness” because Thanksgiving also falls in this month. I’ve seen a lot of pictures or posts on Pinterest and Facebook for a 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. You know, what family member are you greatful for today? What teacher are you most greatful for? When I know I could write about my sister Kasey and my 4th grade teacher – I decided to make my own. Mainly because I wanted to bring attention to the little things that sometimes we glance over or take for granted.

Feel free to join, or just glance over. You don’t have to blog about it ( i won’t be blogging every day, but a tweet here or there), post about it, talk about it. Just once a day, think of one small thing. Some may be silly, some may be stupid (like really..what SOUND am I grateful for?) but some may just get you thinking.

1. What smell are you most grateful for?

2. What plant are you most grateful for?

3. What small thing that you use daily are you thankful for?

4. What piece of technology are you grateful for?

5. What book are you most grateful for?

6. What work related activty are you grateful for? (ya know, if possible)

7. What comfort food are you most thankful for?

8. What day of the week are you grateful for?

9. What shoes are you thankful for?

10. What song are you grateful for right now?

11. What sound are you grateful for?

12. What fruit are you thankful for?

13. What drink are you thankful for?

14. What outside activity are you grateful for?

15. What movie are you thankful for?

16. What about your body are you thankful for?

17. What moment this week are you thankful for?

18.Who in your house are you thankful for?

19. What makes you happy that you are grateful for?

20. What phone call are you thankful for?

21. What piece of clothing are you grateful for?

22. What item in your bedroom are you grateful for?

23. What place in your house are you most thankful for?

24. What time of the day are you grateful for?

25. What shortcut are you thankful for?

26. What item in your office are you thankful for?

27. What snack are you thankful for?

28. What shirt are you thankful for?

29. What item in your kitchen are you grateful for?

30. What are you thankful for?


So starting with #1. 

What smell are you most grateful for?

DoTerra Deep Blue. Tuesdays are rough, two tough work outs of spin class and circuit training (then to throw on top of that the rigorous taco tuesday eating). So I use my deep blue rub on my arms, legs, abs (ha ya okay…”abs”) to help with the soreness. It works and it smells nice too!

Blogs on Blogs on Blogs

There are SO many different blogs out there…all about different things.

Blogs about cooking.

Blogs about running.

Even blogs STRICTLY on underwater basket weaving.

I write blogs because I’m convinced people love reading what I have to write. I think I do some pretty interesting things in my life – and basically I want other people to think so too. I love writing about my adventures and stories and telling people how my freakin weekend went!

But other than writing blogs – I read them. I enjoy them. I like reading what other people think, or what other people did with their Tuesday night. Maybe I’m just nosey? Or too concerned with others peoples business? But I think there are people out there too that like blogging as much as I do! Or just like to write about their personal life and think they do cool things as well.

I’m sure some of you bloggers have heard of the 52 LISTS PROJECT. My good friend (and former roommate) has been doing this project all year. Their is a different list each week and it prompts you to write different things. It brings people of all bloggin type into one category to write about! I think it’s awesome and may take it up even though I’m late in the game! Check her out at – she also makes fantastic jewlery with a portion of her profit going to different charities depending on the jewelry.

I have another friend who uses her blog for mostly updates on her races! She posts her results, summaries on the race and pictures! It’s kinda like an online personal journal! You can check her out at

My best friend lives in Hawaii- BOBBIE POPPLER! She has an awesome blog in her hands, and she’s just starting to post more! She’s someone you want to follow. She JUST graduated yesterday from University of Hawaii as a journalism major. She post everything from personal notes to modern day hawaiian culture. has great reads! And I can’t wait to read more of what she comes up with! Remember her name- it’ll be big one day.

Those are just 3 examples of different blogs people can get into. Bottom line is though, every blog has something personal put into it. Someone is behind the keyboard spending time and effort into making their post mean something to them. Every blogger puts a little piece of themselves into their posts and waits for peoples reactions. They hope their readers like it and that they come back to read more.

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