Seven days in November are already gone and so far, I'm feeling pretty thankful.
I had a conversation with a friend this week and we were talking about the gratitude backlash. Do you know about this? It's the idea that being grateful for 30 days is ridiculous. That you should be grateful every day, not just for 30 days.
I get the whole you should be grateful every day thing. I know it doesn't always happen in my life. I'm working on that one. Every day. Not just for 30 days in November.
I know personally that this focus does me a lot of good, especially leading up to the holiday season of Christmas. It grounds me and enables me to let the yuletide insanity slide right off my back so I can really enjoy the time with friends and family and truly connect to the joy of the season. It keeps my negativity in check.
So there's that.
Plus, I'm going to have the cutest little book when this month is over courtesy of Artifact Uprising.
I figured I'd share a few pages each week. I will tell you this: so far? All photos (save for the one of me and Dan) have been shot with my iPhone. My poor DSLR is feeling mighty neglected these days. Is the quality the best it can be? No. But lately, I haven't really been all that concerned. My phone is capturing what I want to remember. That's all that matters to me.
Just a few pages from this week.
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Here's to gratitude—this month—and every month.