Nov 01, 2012

by English Muse

It’s tempting to fast-forward through this month.  For me, as a student, it’s full of projects, to-do lists, and a search for the box in which I stored my mittens and hats.  The weather is crisp, the leaves have mostly fallen, and life moves startlingly fast.

This time last year, I began a daily gratitude journal, but it disappeared somewhere in my list of priorities within a few weeks.  This November, I am going to try again.  Instead of fast-forwarding through the month, I want to pause a few minutes each day and remember what makes it lovely.

Today, it’s the steaming mug of coffee on my desk, the autumn light through my window, and the book I’m about to pick up.

What joys are you thankful for today?


until next Thursday,


(Unwritten, Untitled)


p.s. Is anyone participating in NaNoWriMo?  I am thinking about it…

[image by Jessica Kesterson]


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6 Responses to “November”

  1. Mary says:

    My favorite thing about November – the focus on gratitude. Before the season of gluttony and excess comes thankfulness.

  2. Lauren says:

    I am thankful for having lunch with a best friend and a compliment from a coworker!

  3. Dorothy says:

    I always love the Thanksgiving Holiday that comes in November.

  4. Great sentiment in this post. A documentary I watched last night had me saying silent words of thanks for wonderful family, an ordinary life and relatively good health.
    Warm regards.

  5. I am grateful for my life and the work I do and love.
    I am also grateful for your beautiful blog.

  6. pamela says:


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