Based in Frederick, Maryland, Digital Ink & Parchment is a blog by Alexandria Pallat. Her posts explore the integration of faith in every day life.

Time to be Thankful

Time to be Thankful

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When November arrives, we all seem to get a little more thankful. Maybe it's the cold weather, the reprieve from the blazing summer months. Or maybe we just feel a little guilty about not feeling as thankful or being as good at expressing our thanks during the rest of the year. Or, maybe it's just the holidays. Either way, the month of November and the Thanksgiving holiday remind us to be thankful. Throughout the past year, I've had a difficult time reminding myself to be thankful, even for the little things. The first November I was swept into this storm, I felt like I had nothing to be thankful for. That wasn't true, of course--I was alive, I had Belle, I had the cats, and I had a loving and supportive family. And all of those things are still true. So why has it been so hard to be thankful?

I started creating a gratitude log in my bullet journal, but I struggled to remain consistent and fill it up. I always ended up writing the same, non descriptive things, and when I looked at it, instead of feeling thankful, I felt sorry for myself. Is this all? I would think.

So, this year I am challenging myself to be thankful for at least one thing a day and to be specific in that one thing.

For the month of November, the theme here is going to be thankfulness. Each post will have one thing I am thankful for, with a brief explanation as to why. At the end of the week, I'll sum up what I was thankful for that week.

But this isn't just for me. I want to encourage you to find reasons to be thankful, especially if you struggle. If you want to join the challenge, join my email list. I'll send some reminders and motivation and ask intentional questions to get you thinking about what you can express gratitude for. And feel free to link back here if you decide to share this journey.

I am looking forward to finding all the ways I can be thankful, and I hope you are too.

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