I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and/or friends. We spent a wonderful few days with my family this year - the first Thanksgiving I've spent there since I moved out after high school! Usually, we spend the holiday with my in-laws, but couldn't manage the long travel time this year.
Somehow, November just slipped right by me...as has much of this year. During November, though, I was seeing many posts on Facebook, giving daily thanks for things. I kept thinking, "what a great idea, I should do that...". And yet, the days kept passing me by and I kept not acting. On the same thread, I've recently been reading two very interesting books about scaling down and living more simply - Radical Simplicity: Creating an Authentic Life by Dan Price, and Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth. These have really gotten me pondering my life and the things I am grateful for and the things I should be more aware of and work at scaling down. So often we take things for granted and feel entitled to so many things in this consumeristic society. I want to be more conscious and more thankful in going forward. I challenge all of you to do the same. Re-think what is necessary and important in your life. Embrace it and stop the cycle of always wanting, wanting more.