A Final Thought on the Close of November


One final quote for November:

“Each day provides its own gifts.”
Marcus Aurelius

As with gratitude, I often forget to look for the good things in each day. I have come to believe in the ordinary moments of life becoming the most important. Therein lies the gifts.

I hope you can see the gifts in your own life.


P.S. NaNoWriMo ended successfully. I was able to validate a couple of days ago. Thank you for your thoughts and support.

Time for an Attitude of Gratitude

Practice Gratefulness

If you are anything like me, Thanksgiving is a reminder to be grateful for the life you have. I also find myself reflecting on the ups and downs of life. One quote has kept me going through this past year, with its ups and downs, and is one I try to remember when I’m on one of the downturns:

“The best way out is always through.”

Robert Frost


Another way to get through the ups and downs of life is to be grateful. Grateful for the happy times and grateful for the difficult times, knowing that life wouldn’t be the same without both.

As I thought about Thanksgiving and my goal to post quotes, I found several that resonated with me. Hopefully, you will find meaning in words too.

Gratitude Quotes

William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude can turn common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joys, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

Melody Beattie

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Brene Brown

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – its right in front of me if I am paying attention and practicing gratitude.”

Kristen Armstrong

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”

Randy Pausch

“Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.”

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to take the good with the bad.




A Life Affirming Quote

NaNoWriMo is always full of surprises and this year is no exception.

First of all, the writing has been hard.

Second of all, the story I’d planned didn’t come together.

Third, I stopped writing for a time.


None of these things are normal for me in November and I started to panic. Would this be the year I didn’t finish my NaNoWriMo project?

Nope! Not even close.

I simply changed direction and I am back on track. Of course, I am being a rebel and working on a previous project, however, I am only counting the words written in November. (I’m not that much of a rebel.)

I found the following quote and realized its amazing truth:

“I can’t change the direction of the wind,

but I can adjust my sails to always

reach my destination.” By Jimmy Dean

I’ve adjusted my sails and am moving forward.

I hope these words give you encouragement too.