Here is my list of 50 things I am grateful for in 2016. This is written in no particular order and is timed so there is not time to ponder over this list for hours. I guess this way the most important comes to mind and you don’t overthink it. Anyway, here is my list and I look forward to reading yours.
Want to find more joy? It’s simple, stop comparing yourself to others and start practicing gratitude. Once we become aware of all that we already have then we can find happiness. Dwelling on what we lack brings on stress and depression. The simple things we take for granted on a daily basis such as safe drinking water and toilets are only dreams to more than half the people in the world. If you go to sleep each night in a safe dry place, you are more fortunate than many in your own community.
Showing gratitude is not complicated it’s as simple as saying thank you.
As the weather turns colder there is nothing I like more than curling up with a nice warm crochet project, a cup of cocoa, and a good movie. As a matter of fact since I stopped smoking a few years ago, I have become obsessed with crocheting. It gives me something for my hands to do during down times like waiting at the doctor’s office or watching TV.
What’s your favorite Halloween movie?
This is my favorite family friendly Halloween movie.
What age did you stop trick-or-treating?
Stop? Nobody told me I had to stop at a certain age.
Even now after the kids come in the neighborhood we adult emptynesters trick or treat each other.
The prompt for behind the blogger today is ‘Round Here. ‘Round Here can be anything and nothing but I am supposed to use this prompt to tell something” real” about myself. Something that the readers of this blog would be interested in learning about that I don’t necessarily blog about most days. This post is supposed to share some insight into my life, but all I can think of is this Tom Petty Song.
Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. ALA