Gratitude sweet November thanksgiving


It’s November again and I am super excited
that the end of the year 2015 is right around the corner. Truthfully, I can
boldly say “better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof”.
Oh! How I greatly anticipated this month right from mid-October (hahaha). Oh
yes ooo! Isn’t my excitement just contagious? (*Winks*) I simply love November
for the sweet scent of yuletide it beckons (I love holidays and festivity) and
the nostalgic feeling it creates out of all the experiences the past 10
months brought.
So as the month of  November begins, I am taking time to pen down
(we all get to appreciate better what is written) all my ‘seeds’ of gratitude,
seeds connoting the events that provoke profound gratitude in me in the last 10
months. After which I will spend the remaining seconds, minutes, hours, days
and weeks of 2015 in raising unreserved appreciation to the Almighty who made
it all possible .

Below are a few extracts from my note pad –
I am thankful
for life, strength and health; I am thankful for my family that stayed close
and inspired the yearning to be the best in service and love to them.
I am thankful
for friends that found me worthy to lean on and share in their pains, even for
the opportunity to perform ‘king solomon’ tasks. It has been truly humbling and
fulfilling. Also for the friends that moved, for it helped me appreciate
existing ones and opened me up for new relationships.
I am thankful
for all the emotional trauma which made me stronger and wiser. For the nights I
cried out in hurt and questioned life, for it cleansed my eyes and cleared my
mind to see God through all those events, ultimately bringing me closer to Him.
I am thankful for
the missed opportunity that sharpened my hindsight and  taught me the art of always being  prepared.
I am thankful
for investment opportunities that popped up at the ‘right’ time and also for
preserving me through the days I lived ‘cashless’ (hahaha), such that I didn’t
experience an emergency or accidentally smash someone’s ‘akpan urua’  (basket of wares). Pardon me on vernacular!
I am thankful
for the seeming unrealistic expectations at work and the grace to exceed
expectations, for it taught me to always keep an open mind and think outside
the box.
I am thankful
for my country Nigeria and the changing economic climate, for it has challenged
me to see  opportunities in grim
I am thankful
for clothes that fit a little snugly, for it tells of a well nourished body
and the success of my many diet recipes.
I am thankful
that my once quiet and ‘too’ spacious apartment is now filled with noise and
people, its shows I am increasing on all sides.
So here is your turn to share your ‘seeds
of gratitude’. Give thanks always and count your blessings. The comment box is waiting…
Image credits: http://westvan-karate.com/2015/10/06/thanksgiving/

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  • Reply
    December 11, 2015 at 4:28 am

    I thank GOD for life, because I have him my tommorw is sure.
    I am thankful for my sweetness… you are priceless
    I am thankful that I got better spiritually, it is an awesome experience
    I am thankful for my son mmekomabasi, my gift blessed to have you.
    I am thankful for my wonderful family
    I am thankful for my in-laws they make it worthwhile
    I am thankful for my new friends and grace to keep the sweet old ones
    I am thankful for Rossie and family, you are all wonderful
    I am thankful I have a job.
    I am thankful for more than I know…

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    Trendy Mother
    November 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    @Adesuwa am thankful to God for all the beautiful things He has done for you and yours this year
    May the year ahead hold more beautiful things for you.

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