02 November 2009

project :: thankful

good morning and hello november (thank you for giving us one more hour to sleep, that's always a good way to make a friend). i hope your halloween was happy. can you believe its already november?! the days are flying. but there is something so satisfying about the first day of the month corresponding with the first day of the week. like all the stars aligned. this month is gonna be a good one, i can feel it.

introducing...


i love november because it is a month full of planning, excitement, anticipation and good food. traditions begin. ideas for the holidays are brewing and the hot chocolate starts flowing. long chats on the telephone and long days indoors fill the month. we run our errands, stock up on decorations, mull over the guest list and determine the significance of a centerpiece. we rifle through recipes and press our heirloom linens and print the names of loved ones on place cards and stir gravy (and shine up the gravy boat) for our thanksgiving feasts. we gather round the table and give thanks.

this season i want to focus on the things that mean the most. an attitude of gratitude, as they say. here are the project details: tell me something you are thankful for. right now. it can be big. it can be small. lengthy or short + sweet, share it aloud. this project will be open until thanksgiving day for your comments. (see sidebar button for easy access.) feel free to post as many expressions of gratitude as you like, whenever you think of them. i will be posting my own thankful thoughts throughout the month in the comment section. i hope you'll join me and enjoy reading what others have to say. thankfulness is contagious. catch it.

am excited to see what comes of this.



115 comments:

the dibers said...

i am thankful for blogs with very creative and inspiring authors! thanks marta- you make my smile

crissy said...

I'm thankful for my babies.

Katie H said...

i'm thankful for this month. one of my very favorites - thanksgiving is the best. gratitude, family, food...what more can you ask for?

kitchendoor said...

Right this minute, I am thankful for a travel mug full of thick dark coffee. Yum.

Dani said...

i'm being thankful on my blog:

http://www.danitietz.blogspot.com/

melimba said...

right this minute... thankful for:
-a happy toddler who I adore more and more every day (i thought i reached the peak of love long ago!).
-good blogs like yours.
-good smells.
-clean house.
-and morning naps for the wee one. :)

i love this time of year.

marta said...

today i'm thankful for a bowl of special k + strawberries, a little boy who woke up happy as a lark, a tidy house and no laundry to fold and a lunch playdate to look forward to. a week of possibilities.

Sara said...

I'm thankful that even in this difficult economy, I, as a new nursing graduate this past May was able to find a job quickly. I'm not thankful enough for it most days. And I'm thankful for this idea of yours too!

katie, dave, lucille and winston said...

i am thankful that when I woke up this morning, not only had the little boy slept all now (yeah!!!), but it was actually light outside! thankful. very thankful.

KJ said...

I am thankful for happy babies with big blue eyes and rosy cheeks

Hil said...

thankful my little guy slept in this morning. it's helping the body adjust to the new time schedule!

also thankful for wonderful neighbors and friends who make me feel like my family isn't so far away.

Eeny said...

I am thankful for my family... they support me whenever I need support...they let me go whenever I need to just get out...they love me no matter what.
And the best thing is, I have a second family in the US who ist just the same - loving and caring.

Meg said...

i'm thankful that all three of my babies slept through the night last night, and even more thankful for nyquil so that i could sleep too! especially thankful that husband has a job and i am home with the kiddos.

Melissa A. said...

Hi Marta,
I just got the diary's you sent and am so excited to wrap them up for my special project for my blog. I am thankful for getting to know a few special blog readers who share the same interests and beliefs that I have and that we have made special connections and have become online friends so far.

Cassie said...

I am thankful for where I live. Today was just the most beautiful Autumn day with a low watery sun and an amazing fluffy cloud filled sky.

Destri said...

I am thankful for my husbands job...very thankful

Bluebelle said...

I'm thankful for my new boots bought this weekend! And for exciting plans, my husband and for time alone with him.

I've been doing something similar on my own blog lately, talking about little things that make me happy. Looking forward to reading yours!

EmbracingLife said...

I am thankful for so many things.. One major one is that I have found a huge amount of clarity on what my purpose is, my calling..

Rachel said...

I am thankful that I have a chance to save my marriage. Time to put the past behind us and move on.

Cat said...

I'm thankful that I don't have to go to work and can stay home with my 2 kids. Lot less stressful! I'm also thankful for the tech guy at the apple store who helped me with my computer. Thanks George!

Laura said...

I am thankful for my mother who is arriving today to help me finish unpacking our home and hopefully get me on my way to hosting Thanksgiving for the whole fam!

Cari said...

What a great project!

I am thankful right at this moment for my health, my family, my job (though it's stressful today) and finding wonderful blogs that bring out the best in all of us!

So happy I found your blog today!

Cari said...

P.S. I also linked to your blog with this button on my sidebar to share the message.

Jennifer said...

Things I am thankful for today:

-sunny morning and blue skies
-the satisfaction I feel for 10 minutes after I vacuum the house (which is the only time it is not totally covered in dog hair)
-going home for lunch break with my sweet husband
-delicious leftover homemade soup for lunch, along with good cheese and french bread

Thanks for doing this, Marta!

summer said...

i am thankful for 50 degrees of sunnyness in the midst of a cold and rainy fall.

ps. this project is brilliant and lovely, marta. so much fun.

Tiffany said...

Today I am thankful for my sick and home-from-school boy who brightens my day even when he is under the weather.

Sarah said...

I am thankful for my health! Its amazing we have avoided so much sickness already this season. But also just the ability to get myself ready in the morning, to cook, to walk, to do what I need to do when I need to.

Anneliese said...

at this moment i am thankful for the spearmint trident i found in my bag. it's the little things that get you through the day :)

LMT said...

I am SO grateful for my husband, he is the best!

Hil said...

grateful for wonderful friends and happy meals. :) thanks for sharing lunch with me and little guy today! It was good to catch up.

Michelle said...

Today:
--Gorgeous running weather
--Oatmeal with honey for breakfast
--A six year old who is more than willing to share her Halloween candy. :)

Anne Living Life said...

Today I am thankful that the sun is shining.

Marci W said...

I am thankful for so many things. My daughter was married on Oct 25! I was diagnosed with breast cancer in mid August, but the mother of groom stepped up to the plate and just took care of everything that I could not do!!! How wonderful is that! Then today I got the great news that I do not have to have Chemo, yea!!! I will get started on my radiation and put this stage of my live behind me!!! Thankful is an understatement for how I feel right now!

k said...

I too LOVE Nov (its my bday and anniv month too!) but besides that, I love that this whole month is dedicated to being GRATEFUL and THANKFUL. Such a good month! Each night around the dinner table my kids and I talk about what we are thankful for and mine for today is this: second chances. Without them, I'd be a gonner.

Your posts are ALWAYS so inspirational! Happy November!

l.nelson said...

i am thankful for this feature. there are study's done on people who write down what they are thankful for everyday - more active, kind, happy, loving, better relationships...the list goes on! am adding this to my blog! thanks and love...xoxo

Rachel said...

I can't even count the things I'm thankful for!

Today it's hot black tea with a touch of real cream (an indulgence!), warm sunshine and an extra hour to sleep in.

emily said...

burt's bees chapstick. the plain ol' peppermint kind.

Travelin'Oma said...

I am thankful for cool autumn temperatures.

Bridget "Fun" Lynott said...

I am thankful for feelings.
Happy ones,
Sad ones,
Alive ones,
Almost dead ones,

I am thankful that no matter what they are and what I am going through they still let me know that I am alive.

Chism said...

I'm thankful for the ability to read, and sing pop songs in my car. Currently Ms Gaga is spinnin!

Best,

Chism

DAN said...

I'm greatful for a warm house and food on the table. Particularly thankful that tonight it was Marta's meatloaf.

Anonymous said...

Of late, I am thankful for a great parent teacher conference, Toffee Nut Lattes, and friends near and far.

(Love your blog!)

Teresa McFayden
http://teresamcfayden.typepad.com

Kate Gallagher said...

sisters!

Amber Lee said...

hooray! I'm on board, and have loved reading some of the comments (running weather! and people with good hearts). here's a start
-libraries,
-hand sanitizer, and
-rolly polly babies

Kristine said...

I am SO thankful for our little boy, whom we'll be able to adopt officially before year's end. He came to us through foster care a little over a year ago, and despite the ups and downs we've gone through, every minute in anticipation of this event is glorious. This is a happy Thanksgiving season indeed! Love the project!

marta said...

am thankful tonight for yoga class, for a bursting craft closet, for a darling husband who completely 'gets' me, and for a ramekin of chocolate chips.

(am also thankful i am not famous and do not have paparazzi chasing after me. thank goodness. my life has its own 'glamour' in its small and simple way.

Konstantina said...

I am thankful that I get to specialize in Orthodox iconography in my Masters program.

Cassie said...

Marta - I am now thankful for your comment - what a fantastic idea - a ramekin of chocolate chips! Must dash ....
I am thankful for your ideas!

lucinda said...

i am thankful everytime i feel the bean kick or punch my stomach. it lets me know that all is well. and i as we approach coopers birthday, thanksgiving day, i am thankful that i am his mom and that i had the privilege of knowing and loving him, even though it was not long enough. and finally i am thankful that we have found peace and healing during this difficult year thanks to family and friends far and wide ( you included dear marta).

Daily Gnome said...

I'm thankful for the days when I wake up before the rest of the house and can sit down with a hot mug of coffee and catch up on my favorite blogs.

katrina lauren said...

i am thankful for life; even when it takes me in a different direction than i was planning, i am so thankful for life. i am thankful for the strength, hope & courage god gives me, and i am thankful for the support & kindness others show me. i am thankful for your inspiring blog that makes me start off my day thinking about what i'm thankful for, that is indeed a good way to start the day. oh yes, and i'm thankful for my morning coffee....you know when you add just the right amount of sugar & cream and it's perfect? it's perfect today!

crissy said...

I'm thankful for the perfect weather we had yesterday. I'm thankful that the kids and I got to meet up with daddy at lunchtime. I'm thankful for temples, even if I'm not currently using them like I should. (They're still pretty to look at.) I'm thankful for my little guy who is sweetly cuddling me right now, even though this came to be because he got sick. I'm thankful for warm blankets. I'm thankful for family.

the whytes said...

well, i just posted a thankful post last night(my "i do" list), before even reading your post. i don't have the energy to think about it again, but you can check it out at www.emilyaidenwhyte.blogspot.com

-susie

marta said...

right now am thankful that my babe remembers how to nap. hooray. now onto serious crafty-catch-up.

j. said...

i am thankful for pot roast in the crock pot, autumn sunsets and a husband who NEVER forgets to kiss me goodbye in the morning. especially thankful for him.

Amanda said...

am thankful for little things like the laundry being done, having time to work on homework and most of all having assurance of God's love.

caitlin said...

thankful for my husband, my family, my friends, my faith, my freedom.

thankful that as hectic and hard life can be, i am deliciously happy.

Miranda said...

thankful for Denver's crazy weather. the sun is out and the snow is melting...welcome back fall!

crissy said...

Thankful that my sick boy is feeling better. Thankful for my big sis who picked up gatorade and ginger ale for the sick boy. Thankful for naptime and quiet. Thankful for washers and dryers. Thankful to my bro-in-law for letting me borrow his laptop so I could relieve my memory cards and fill some discs with pictures. Thankful for my mild disinterest in chocolate theses days, as it keeps me from overloading on leftover H-ween goodies. Thankful for sunny days and large front windows that let the light in.

Sarah N said...

i am thankful for the quiet mmoments late at night when my baby wakes and wants his momma's arms to comfort him. those moments in the dark when he allows, practically demands, rocking and holding him close....oh i am thankful, no - grateful, for those moments with him.

also - marta, you have to check out "seeing the everyday" magazine. its amazing and right up your alley. put a subscription on your dear santa list right away!

Kristyn Knits said...

tonight I'm thankful for a working washer and dryer. after 8 loads of completed laundry, I can't imagine life without them.

Lise said...

Thankful for my amazing girlfriends, who have seen me through some rough times lately! I feel so blessed to have them.

Miranda said...

am thankful for good friends who seek me out when they think i am feeling down.

Megan said...

I am thankful that my mom will be done with her radiation treatments before Thanksgiving! Yay

I am also thankful that, even though my husband has lost his job, while he is searching for a new one I get to spend more time with him. :)

holly-lynn said...

i always have a difficult time describing exactly what i'm grateful for. however, after reading everyone's comments. i am grateful for grateful people, because there can never be enough people who APPRECIATE life in this world <3

LMT said...

Today I'm thankful for days off, and also for good dreams.

marta said...

am thankful for sunshine, for good health, for hot showers, for cookie dough, for tons of support for my li'l shop from bloggers and friends. thank you.

Sarah N said...

thankful for warm weather while i battle this cold (even if i crave fall, cold and blustery)...and thankful for the wonderful bit of goodness i feel every time i visit your blog, m.

Erica said...

very thankful for a healthy little family, a roof over my head, extended family to love, food on the table and happiness!

Destri said...

Totally thankful for all the fun stuff you just added to your shop...seriously...I am going to look sooooo put together this christmas, Can't wait for you list tomorrow!

lily said...

am thankful for naptime x2.

Jennifer said...

I am thankful for productive days full of good, honest work, for laughing with my sweet husband, and for a free hour between work and the next commitment.

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

i'm thankful for my cute kids who play sweetly together while i doze on the couch and my cinnamon special k cereal. most of the time, i am grateful for the stong, active kicks from inside my belly. so excited for a growing baby boy due in 10 weeks.

Sarah N said...

thankful for cuddling with my husband on the couch, a sleeping (sick) baby, and a delicious smelling soup simmering on the stovetop. and for memories. mine and others - so great to reminisce and learn from the past!

Miranda said...

Brinner.

marta said...

am thankful for a long chat with my sister. a day at the park. a surprise package in the mail. printed christmas cards. food in the fridge, fuel in the car, family safe and sound. a roof over head and a soft pillow to sleep on.

and that moon. it's a beautiful one.

Holly said...

I am thankful for the babe growing quietly in my belly, for the sweet husband who helped put him (or her!) there, for the family and friends who support us even from many miles away, and for our heavenly Father in whom we all live and move and have our being.

deidra said...

I'm thankful that my whole family was together in the temple last week. And that we get to repeat it tomorrow when my little sister marries a real gem.

That we have a volunteer appreciation dinner tonight, so I don't have to worry about what to cook. For cute nephews who randomly give me kisses. For a husband who makes my day when he comes home mid-day before going to an appointment, eats shredded wheat on the sofa because it's 10:30 and I still haven't eaten breakfast, and includes me in his life however he can.

LMT said...

So grateful for fresh produce and farmer's markets that come to my neighborhood. It feels so good to be healthy!

susanwiggs said...

These comments are so touching and inspiring. I am thankful for readers everywhere. Here is a link to The Gratitude Project, a group blog - http://gratitudeproject.posterous.com/
Best,
Susan

Meg said...

I'm thankful for people being thankful.

cay said...

I'm thankful for my health, but more thankful for my husband's.

Sarah N said...

so thankful for our us military soldiers....and saddened by today's events in ft hood. offering them prayers and thoughts -

marta said...

am thankful for a fun night to fill orders, watch project runway and catch up on email.

not to mention the lovely blogger friend who made a fantastic list of must-sees in denver for my hubby who is businessing there. how awesome is it to have blogging friends?! i just love blogland.

Karen said...

Today, I am thankful for the healing power of good cinnamon toast and feeling special and loved on sick days, but most of all I am thankful for my very caring husband.

LMT said...

Thankful for sisters and brothers. Thankful that my nieces and nephews still remember me. Thankful for youtube.com where I teach my self to knit and crochet.

crissy said...

Thankful for the warm weather we've been having. For smiles, kisses and hugs. For a loving, growing family.

Eddie said...

I'm thankful for celebrating my one-year wedding anniversary this weekend and for all of the blessings that were showered upon is in that first year - even the blessings that were disguised as obstacles at first!

Christina said...

Thankful today for reliable people who always help, a sister-in-law who's one of my best friends, a couch to put my feet up on after a long day yesterday, and using up leftovers- always makes me feel so frugal!

marta said...

am thankful my hubby made it home. am glad it's friday night / movie night. am glad the weekend is full of plans and potential. am thankful for a safe place to live.

lily said...

i'm thankful for a beautiful walk in the park today with my babies and husband... and the chocolate cake i will be enjoying with him later :)

marta said...

am so thankful for a day to relax, recharge and re-motivate myself to become better. am so thankful i get to go to church tomorrow and be uplifted, feel the spirit and feel of God's love.

am striving to be like Jesus more and more every day.

Amber Lee said...

-the sound of little feet pattering down the hallway to come jump in bed with us Sunday morning
-friends who go places and think of you and bring things back
-kids humming church songs

Amanda said...

Am thankful for 62 degrees on Nov. 9th!

marta said...

am thankful for a man who changes lightbulbs, for a stocked pantry, for a healthy happy little boy, for a family who chit chats on the phone from afar, for good pens and paper, for lots of work to get done. so so so blessed to have work to do.

Sarah N said...

thankful for visiting in-laws and their like-their-own-daughter love they shower me with. for being healthy again and enjoying the sunshine. and the luxury of lunching with ladies and their wee ones.

marta said...

am thankful for a story of hope and love and courage and strength. a boy who brings peace with every thought.

katrina lauren said...

i am thankful today to be surrounded by my family, wrapped in their love & care!
have a happy weekend with your family marta!
k

Hil said...

i'm thankful for late night chats with the hubs, and big cups of hot chocolate overflowing with whipped cream. also thankful for the little kicks inside my belly from my little guy who likes to reassure me that things are going to be just fine.

LMT said...

Grateful to be pregnant! Thankful that my husband plans to and wants to go to all my appointments. Thankful for Costco and friends! This is a very happy season and I am feeling it every day!

Hil said...

thankful for prayer. for a Father in Heaven who knows each of us and loves us.

also thankful for hope, family and friends today.

Johanna said...

i'm thankful for a great week. for winning a cupcake t. for walks with friends and warm drinks afterwards. for quiet mornings where not much is accomplished. for being able to stay home with my babe.

marta said...

today i am thankful for a bundle of a boy in my lap, a hustle of activity, a holiday to look forward to (next week!!), a family to love and blessings pouring from above. life is good. how lucky we are.

Sarah N said...

thankful for the hint of activity from the little one inside me and looking forward to feeling more romping as it grows. thankful for loads of sunshine and cool weather letting us enjoy it as much as we can. thankful for the hard work my husband does every day, even on weeks where he comes home after i'm in bed and i'm up and bustling before he's awake - even weeks like that i'm thankful for a good job that he loves. and thankful every time he lands safely from a flight.

Miranda said...

thankful for the opportunity to talk in church tomorrow about giving thanks. so appropriate.

marta said...

am so grateful for the opportunity to worship as i wish, to believe in God, to celebrate our blessings and to have a little niche right here in idaho.

lovely lindsay said...

today i am thankful for a warm house and a cozy sink-into bed while i rest up this sniffling, sneezing, fuzzy headed self.
love, lindsay

Amanda said...

So thankful for reconnecting with an old friend and sipping Starbucks with her.

we chirp said...

I'm grateful for soft, walkable, lay upon-able green grass. And I will be super grateful for it again in about 5 months!

Lindsay said...

I am so thankful for family who loves and accepts me as I am. Thankful also for dear, close friends. Thankful for good health. So excited for this season of gratitude...hoping to make it so as we go from Thanksgiving to Christmas, being ever mindful of how much we have to be grateful for!

hannah :: sherbet blossom said...

grateful for the sweet examples of faith in my life who inspire me to be a better friend, sister, mother, and wife.

grateful for the baby bouncing in my belly and for my two other children who make me laugh every day.

grateful for the little things: my husband's sweet love notes, the nudges from my puppy's wet nose, my son's little mischievous giggles, my daughter's creative imagination.

grateful for this time of year that makes me reflect on everything i DO have.

grateful for my faith, for my church, for my God, and for the plan of happiness that gives hope and comfort.

Shuurei said...

At this moment, In incredibly thankful that Im offered with a new (a regular job, finally!) after being for a contractor for nine years.

Gina said...

I am grateful in this moment for the internet which allows us to share near and far those things we are blessed with.

LMT said...

For my last Project Thankful post I'd like to say I am thankful for love, and blessings and especially for the Gospel.

Thanks Marta for your never ending great and inspirational good ideas. Thank you for sharing them with us, your blogger friends.

Carlie said...

I'm thankful for dancing in the kitchen together while the kids wedge between us giggling.
I'm thankful for warm apple cake baking in the oven.
I'm thankful for our old wood floors.
I'm thankful for trailing ivy around our windows.
I'm thankful for the warm voice of my mom on the other end of the phone.
I'm thankful for the hot pink glow of the burning bush outside the dining room window.

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