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Thankful for Beautiful Snowy Mornings


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Snowy morning in November
Thankful for snowy November mornings.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great is something I should do more often. If you want to see some blogs I’m thankful for, check out my main site, Word Quilt.

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Thankful For Flowers in Winter


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**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great is something I should do more often. If you want to see some blogs I’m thankful for, check out my main site, Word Quilt.

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Thankful for Opening Day of Snowboard Season — In November!!!!


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It’s November 17. Not even Thanksgiving, and Chris and I got to hit the slopes. Last year was less than stellar as I slipped a disc in my back on Valentine’s day and had to sit out the rest of the season (yes, I slipped it putting on my snowboard boots, which makes me not-quite-so-hard-core, but  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).

But that all aside, we hit the slopes today, and it was amazing. Walking back to our abode, I commented to Chris that there are just moments that hit you once in a while. Moments in which you are reminded you are blessed beyond blessed, and it would be a crime to not acknowledge that. And we are that. #sothankful.

Opening Day at Jiminy Peak
Opening Day at Jiminy Peak

So for those of you that know and love me (thank you for that). This is the year. I am finally going to get comfortable with turning right. I know I say every year that I will learn to turn right, but last year I actually did it, and I think that doing it on opening day is a good sign that it will only get better. I know  I’m flailing a lot, but I’m adding this video as a baseline so I can hopefully see improvement. By the end of this year, I will do it naturally. Right? (Please say yes.)

Figuring out how to turn right and go toe-side.

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great is something I should do more often. If you want to see some blogs I’m thankful for, check out my main site, Word Quilt.

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Thankful for Sleep


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Last night the wind was howling, and the snow was swirling, as I tucked into my cozy bed for sleep. Since I’m on vacation this week, I didn’t worry about having to get up and do anything so I didn’t start my next day for another 10.5 hrs. Pure bliss.

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And the best part? Now I’m blogging in front of a fireplace movie, looking out at the snow and the trees, and the setting is lulling me to sleep once again. Nap time. Catch you tomorrow… 😉

**For the month of November each year, I try to focus on something I’m thankful for each day. It is the month that holds Thanksgiving where I live, after all. Focusing on the positive and remembering the little things that make life great is something I should do more often. If you want to see some blogs I’m thankful for, check out my main site, Word Quilt.

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Thankful for Snow


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IMG_1093.jpgDay 14/30 – I know, I know. This one is controversial. And my apologies to those of you who absolutely detest it.

While I never abhorred snow, I did dread it at one point of my life (in my years before learning to snowboard). White, white, white. And cold. It never ends, right? I get that.

So we incorporated a house rule. If we got over 3 inches of snow, I got a shot of Drambuie 😉 That helped a ton by giving me something to be happy about as snow fell (there is so much power in psychology). Then things got even better as I learned to snowboard and enjoy being in the elements.

Mild understatement. I now LIVE for winter.

Yesterday I was reading a La Nina Outlook and became super-psyched. I’m in blizzard zone 🙂

    • Work-from-home job (no commute) but flexible work hours? Check
    • Season passes to a resort for snowboarding? Check
    • Drambuie? Check

Bring it on! I’m ready 🙂

  • For November (the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US), I’m trying to blog about something for which I’m thankful for each day of the month.

 

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Meditation Inspiration


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A friend shared this with me – please click the link at the bottom of the text in this post to see the full meditation. I don’t want to be stealing people’s work 🙂 (The video clip is mine.)

Meditation Day 20

If you must be heard, let it be like the babbling brook,
laughing over the rocks.

If you must be seen, let it be like sunlight
giving warmth and comfort to all.

If you must be acknowledged, let it be as the eyes
behold the skies in all their glory.

If you must lead, let it be like …

 – Kerry Hillcoat  

(read the full meditation on http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/meditations/meditation-day-20/ – IMHO, totally worth the read. Very inspirational)

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Feeling Buried? Make it Fun


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Star inspired me today. It snowed a lot last night. Definitely over a foot of snow, and it was beautiful! I was a bit concerned about how my medium-sized dog would handle it when she had to go out.

No worries at all!

Star headed into the snow and plowed a path for herself in her enclosure, stumpy tail wagging all the while (she was born without a tail, but she thinks she has one). When she was finished circling ’round her enclosure, she paused for a drop-and-roll.

Life is good, even when you are up to your ears in potential obstacles. Do what you can, make sure you enjoy the good parts, and shake off the yuck! 😉