November represents a lot of things to me. November is Fall- leaves changing colors and falling, cooler weather, and crisper air. November is a time change. November is the last full month before finals.
November is Thanksgiving. For many college students, Thanksgiving is a time to go home and recharge and eat some good food. However, Sometimes I think that we forget what thanksgiving is really about- being Thankful for all of the wonderful things we have. I have had several friends on Facebook who are doing something that I’ll call 30 Thankful days of November. I really don’t know if it has a name, but that is what I’m going to call it. Each day, they post one thing that they are thankful for- and I believe that the goal is to have something different every day. I’ve seen this done before, and decided I would participate this year!
My list so far
- Day 1- I’m thankful for my amazing family
- Day 2- I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to go to school and learn
- Day 3- I’m thankful to have the opportunities to pursue my dreams
- Day 4- I’m thankful to have the opportunity to have horses, and be around the most amazing animals
- Day 5- I’m thankful that I have had some pretty amazing people care about me and take the time to make a difference in my life.
- Day 6- I’m thankful for second chances and the opportunity to change
- Day 7- I’m thankful for sunrises and fall
- Day 8- I’m thankful to have found not one, but two things that I enjoy studying and that I want to work with in my life.
- Day 9- I’m thankful for actually knowing my professors and having easy access to them so that I can get problems resolved.
Maybe next week I’ll give an update of some more things that I am thankful for, but I want to challenge anyone who may be reading this to take a few moments and count the things that you have to be thankful for. Sometimes we all struggle with seeing the negative things in our lives and we forget about all the positives. We think about all of the things that we don’t have instead of appreciating the things that we DO have. So take a bit of time and realize just how lucky you are. :)