Today, November 6, 2015, is the sixth day in the 30 Day of Thanks challenge. I’ve actually been enjoying reading everyone’s “thanks” or “blessings” posts.
I am thankful for Mrs. Helen Boardman’s pictures. So, who is Mrs. Boardman? Well, honestly I have no idea. I bought these negatives from an estate sale years ago. On the outside of the envelope in the customer’s name section in pencil was the name: Helen Boardman (pics). I have slowly been turning the negatives into digital images.
I wish I knew more about the people in the photos.
- Who there were?
- How was their life story?
- Were they happy?
- Did they get married?
- How many children did they have?
- Were they on vacation during the photos?
- Has their story lived on?
I will probably never know any of the answers. I just enjoy the process.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing
it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
William Arthur Ward
So I was asked to participate in a couple different challenges for the month of November. The first one is the “30 Days of Thanks” challenge. The basic concept behind the challenge is to give thanks to all your blessings throughout the month of November. The reason for November is for the Thanksgiving holiday. Even though, I personally feel you should be thankful every day of the year for what you have in your life. I do like the idea of dedicating a whole month to recognizing specific details.
I am thankful for my house and where I live. My house is old. Like any old house, the place has some issues. The old structure could use a new roof and a fresh coat of paint. But, I still love the old place. I have wood fireplace that I absolutely enjoy during the cold, winter months of Michigan. One of the best parts of where my house is located; my parents’ house is right next door. I get to see them on a daily basis.
So, is anyone else out there participating in the challenge? I would love to hear (or read) your daily thanks.