Be Thankful - A challenge
A challenge for you
When looking at the calandar, November is usually the month people associate with being thankful. After all, it is the month were we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and friends. It is the time of year to reminisce about what we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is one of the events in November that makes us think this way. But do we really need an event to make us want to be thankful?
Are you up to a challenge?
The challenge is simple. Can you come up with something you are thankful for every day of the month? There is no need to make it serious or even life changing. It can be funny. It can be stupid. It can be something that holds no meaning at all. It doesn’t require hours of contemplation. The idea is just to be thankful for something, even if that means being thankful for that pot of fresh coffee that was brewing before you woke up!
Just ask yourself the question, "What am I Thankful for today?" and whatever your first thought is, write it down. I am doing this challenge as well, so you are not alone. If it helps, post what you are thankful for to your Facebook profile or even blog about it through a personal blog or Hubpages.
So the only thing that is left: "What are you thankful for?"
Socks Socks and more Socks!
November 2, 2010
Today I am thankful for socks. Particularly because my feet are really cold. Now I know this seems a little materialistic and your probably wondering why I am so thankful for socks, but if your feet were cold, you would be thankful for a pair of nice warm socks as well!
Socks and I have a love/hate relationship. It really is ironic, yet today I choose to be thankful for them. Throughout most of the summer, you will hardly ever find a pair of socks suffocating my feet. I prefer to be barefoot or running around in my flip flops from the time I wake up until the time I sit down for the night. Today, as the weather is constantly dropping. I am on the love side of this relationship. Today I love socks. The temps have been dropping and my floors are cold. If I could find comfort in this idea, I would probably stockpile my feet with 10 pairs of socks just to feel the warmth. I love my socks because they keep me warm!
Attack of the sock monster
I also love socks for many other reasons. The next reason is… because at this precise moment… I have no… and I do repeat no… socks that need to be matched. I hate matching socks and usually when I am doing my laundry, I find myself throwing all the socks in a basket and ignoring them. When it gets too hard to find a pair of socks, my husband and I go out and buy new ones. This just compounds the problem.
Recently, I found this problem to be beyond overwhelming and on one of my days off, I decided to tackle my sock pile. It took me all day and by the end my back was stuck in a bent over position. Yet, I prospered and tackled my sock problem. Most were matched and put away… some unfortunately found themselves in the mismatched and holey sock graveyard. Either way, I am delighted that I no longer have an issue with socks.
Show off your personality
Socks are also a form of personality. There are so many types of socks out there, and I am pretty sure I have my share of the collection. You have your everyday normal white socks, ankle socks, crew socks, and knee socks.
You can even take it a step farther and get into the colored socks collection. You have holiday socks (which I treat myself to a new pair each holiday). Who isn’t happy when they are walking around with Santa and his elves all the way from their knees down to their toes?
You can have striped socks, patterned socks, thick socks, thin socks. The list goes on and on. I have even bought a few pairs of aloe infused socks which are so soft I find they put me in foot heaven! And last but not least, for those avid flip flop wearers, you can even model off your fashion expertise in toe socks!
By this time, you are probably thinking I am partially crazy for my love of socks. But as you can see, there is nothing better than socks; especially if they are straight out of the dryer. In fact, there is nothing better than your favorite pair of socks. So today, I dedicate my thankfulness to socks! What are you thankful for?