Monday, December 1, 2008

i did it!

I made it! I posted everyday during the month of November as a NaBloPoMo participant. There were a few days I didn't feel like posting, but for the most part, I was able to find the time and content to post each and every day. And contrary to the graphic here, I have a great sense of accomplishment.

One of the things that helped was posting a blessing each day with the goal of having 30 different blessings at the end of the month.

Here's a recap of my 30 blessings:

1. my children
2. the opportunity to vote
3. unseasonably warm weather
4. the beautiful colors of the season
5. not having to work everyday/my days off
6. my home
7. two very good friends
8. to live in America
9. my husband
10. to have men and women fight for my freedom
11. my relationship with my daughter
12. gas prices continuing to fall
13. owning the cameras I do
14. when it snows and the beauty of it
15. the luxury of Saturdays
16. getting together with good friends
17. my prayer group
18. that Don's mishap in Canada wasn't worse than it was
19. Don's company and how much they helped him to get home
20. healthy teeth
21. good health/dental insurance
22. my current level of health
23. being a mother
24. being around kids (my job)
25. Don being able to provide for our family
26. feeling better after catching a bad cold
27. enjoying Thanksgiving with friends and family
28. being able to go to California for Christmas
29. blogging friends
30. my faith

Now I look forward to the Christmas and the season of advent. Christmas will be here before we know it. For me, it's important not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and to take time to reflect on the reason for the season.


MightyMom said...

and how are you going to do that reflecting?? care to share??

Heidi Jo said...

what a valuable way to blog. all very great blessings.

Penless Thoughts said...

You accomplished it and I enjoyed each & every one of them.

Christine said...

It is nice to count your blessings like you did. When laid out like that you know that you have a lot to be thankful for. :) Actually...we all do.Congrats of finishing. I hope you keep going.

Lori said...

Loved reading each and every one of your blessings. You are very blessed indeed.

I feel very blessed with lots of those same exact blessings.

I answered your question on my blog.(more on my blog in comments section).

No having Christmas at Thanksgiving is not wierd. We love it that way.

Just Mom said...

Congratulations, Diana. I bet you could find blessings every day of the year.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment. :-)

Amber said...

Hurray for making it all the way through the month. And what a wonderful list of blessings!

As far as the stolen TomTom goes, there was no forced entry that I was aware of. We must have left it unlocked one night and the thief helped themselves to it!

Barb said...

My days in November were blessed by reading each of your blessings.

I love advent and the holiday season. I'm so excited about having our family all together for Christmas.

The last couple of weeks have been extremely hectic and stressful, but now my calendar is clear except for a few special events at our church. I'm looking forward to some quiet days and candle lit evenings.

Mam said...

Congratulations on your success with everyday blogging. That was a great way to count blessings.
Diana, I have snow because they give it away free at Wordpress. :) I don't know if you can get it on Blogger or not.