November is Special Part II

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In my hub November is Special, I did not mentioned other concerns that make it special. I wanted to leave the theme of Special Education in that article and write this one as a second part, but time flies so fast that a year came around without being perceived.

November 18

In November 18, is my Birthday and following the line of reflecting in what we gained by our years, like Bill Holland and Angela Blair, two of the many Hubbers that bring wisdom from their life experiences. I want to resume that in my 54th year of life, I have learned that "gratitude" is one of the most important attitudes toward life. We know where or when we were born...or at least know that we are alive. Things alive will die, and we do not know when, or how it will be. Being grateful is one of the biggest steps we can give to become joyful.

My three children are one of the many blessings God has granted me with, and from which I am enormously grateful for. The picture below shows my stages after I became 50. I always add to the side another picture of how I keep aging, very grateful to be with a frog that became my blue prince... a true fairy tale.

I invite you to start your own journal, and follow your own progress as time passes away.

Gratitude in all stages of life

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November 19

In November 19, the people of Puerto Rico celebrate the Discovery of Puerto Rico. It is documented that Columbus discovered this island during his second voyage. The island was populated by the Taino Indians which greeted him with gold from the rivers of this island. They never guessed that their kind gesture would turn into the destruction of their own culture, neither the trafficking of slaves from Africa to continue the work they were forced into, and that brought them death.

I am grateful for God's Holy Words and even when the discovery brought destruction, from Columbus we received God's message. The mix of the people from Spain with the Tainos and with the Africans, we Puerto Ricans became a grateful race. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says: "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."

Know about your people and be grateful for them.

My lovely Mother
My lovely Mother

Last Thursday of November

Thanksgiving Day commemorates the feast held at Plymouth in 1621 by the Pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag people.

On this day people separate it to give in a special and different way thanks to God for His blessings, and to demonstrate around others our love and gratitude toward them, as we share in ways we are able to 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says "give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

I am very grateful to be able to share with our family members on Thanksgiving Day (and other days also). My dear Mother has been fighting a cancer struggle; the picture to the side shows how lovely she is..."the key"... her trust and gratefulness toward God.

I found today two new followers here on HubPages. I felt a deep gratitude by who they were. One of them reminded me of my daughter; I will share one of her hubs in this part to share words of gratitude and her deep message. I think it is appropriate to read and know how others deal with difficult situations (Below is the link to the article).

November is special...

...same as every other month of each year!

The important fact is to live life as if it is your last day. It is not to be negative, it is to know that what you do could be your last move. Living in gratitude not only in November, or on a specific day, but everyday, gives you the chance to live enjoying positively, without unhappy consequences.


Blessings to all!


© Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill

Be grateful, thankful and appreciative!

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Froggy213 4 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

This is a very special month. I am glad you were born and you are who you are. This was another wonderful hub. Happy Birthday!


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

Thank again and again Froggy213!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Truly inspirational words to live by my tender-hearted and insightful friend. I send the deepest of prayers to your dear Mom and you as well.


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Lastheart 4 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord Author

shiningirisheyes thanks for your prayers. You wrote a touching article about Thanksgiving.

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