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Be Thankful - A challenge

Updated on March 25, 2011

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!

Socks can be a great way to show off your personality... so what do your socks say about you?
Socks can be a great way to show off your personality... so what do your socks say about you?

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!

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?

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Yes - aloe infused socks... you can actually find them at walmart. I love those socks. They are so comfy and warm. There is nothing I hate worse than my feet being cold so I have a whole drawer full of socks! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have much to be thankful for and a good pair of warm socks when the weather turns cold is "a good thing" as Martha Stewart would say. I had no idea that there were such things as aloe infused socks. Sounds interesting! Will have to look for some.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      I love this! What an incredibly well-written hub. I had no idea someone could keep my attention while talking about socks!

      I'm incredibly impressed, as well, that you have no mismatched socks. The only time this happens in my house is when I take all the orphan socks and send them to the dump. It's not nice, but there it is.

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      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Cute. Love the socks. When my kids were small, I would draw a big turkey on a sheet of poster board, then cut out colored paper feathers. Every night at supper, starting on November 1 we would each write something we were thankful for. It was fun to watch the turkey fill with colorful feathers.


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      El-Said 7 years ago

      Wow! BarberGirl28 have sufficient reason to be thankful to socks. My first thought for the things to be thankful for that came to my mind was my wife and children. My wife take care of me all through the years with warmed, astonishing gestures and sacrifices. Even though I cannot actually categorize my wife as a thing, her behavior towards me and her children is something to talk about. She always ensures our clothes are clean, my shoes polished, we bath with warm water and I put a smile on my face before I leave for our daily bread. She cook all our local dishes for lunch and super. Whenever I am bored, she calm me down with all the intriguing feminine comforts. Yes, there are times we get mad at each other, but I must confess that most of the time I am at fault. My wife is the patient type, but strict and well principled. The other thing that moved me to be thankful are my 3 little children who are bright and friendly. My nine months old child smiles and waving bye bye almost all morning make my day, as I always feel on top of the world with the effect of his strong attachment with me. The confidence I see in the action of my three years old child is also keeping me more committed to ensure that I provide all the necessary things possible for their well being. I most admit that the most Supreme thankfulness is due to God who has giving us life and family. That's all I can think about now.

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      t-m-s 7 years ago

      "By this time, you are probably thinking I am partially crazy for my love of socks."

      Yup! :P