Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Challenge


Join the Thanksgiving Challenge!

With every post you write from now until Thanksgiving, include a blurb, with or without a picture ,  of something specific you are thankful for.  My mention of thanks won't be the whole post -- just a blurb.  Don't stress about taking a picture if you don't have one.  That's it!  That's the challenge!

Today I begin the challenge by posting a few pictures from some moments my daughter and I shared yesterday as we watched cattle being moved from one pasture to another.  As she got off the bus, she came in and told me with excitement that they were moving the cattle!  It is just a little oddity about living in the country that is new to us.  The cattle stop traffic as they cross the road by our home. 


Instead of saying, "That's nice honey," I went outside and watched the cattle being moved --- and enjoyed the moment with my daughter.  We weren't disappointed because one of the cowboys in the photo below, had on chaps AND a cowboy hat!  We sat and watched and took pictures and moo-ed.  My daughter Talley didn't approve of my moo; she thought her moo was more authentic.  I am thankful that we shared an enjoyable time watching the cattle.   


To honor the meaning of Thanksgiving this year, join me in including in our posts,what we are thankful for each day we do a post.

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20 comments:

Sherry said...

Well that is a brilliant idea! I love it. I will do it.
Thanks for the challenge Joni!
Sherry

Sandra said...

I just did a gratitude post today then saw your blog...lots to be thankful for if we stop and count the blessings.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Sweet idea Joni.....hmmm guess I won't be posting too much from now through Thanksgiving.
Kidding!

Julie Harward said...

A great idea...I don't hardly know what to choose from though..I have so many blessings every moment of everyday! ;D

Deb said...

I don't have a blog and likely never will, altho I follow many of you daily. I'll simply "think" my thankful thoughts each day. Today I'm sharing it here, and it's that I'm thankful that I'll be a first-time g-ma in the spring!

Sue said...

Great idea, Joni. I started yesterday doing the same thing on my facebook status:)

Looks like you and your daughter got to see a real cowboy in action!

Bonnie said...

Great habit for all of us. I can't help but share a few things I am thankful for right now. First, I am thankful I was able to vote today without fear and that I was physically able to drive myself to the polls as well as walk, talk and cast my vote without help. I find myself taking so much for granted. Second, I am thankful for encouragement, inspiration and friendship in the blogging community.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Deb brought up a good point. If you don't have a blog, you might want to focus on one thing that strikes you that day. Joni

Mama Bird said...

what a fantab idea! I will take that challenge!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hi Joni! It's on my side bar and will be in my posts going forward. I would have watched that cowboy too! er... I mean the cattle drive, yea:@)

Jacqueline said...

What a great idea. We do it everyday at the end of the day after we read scriptures as a family and I agree, I have so much to be thankful for.

Today I too was thankful for the priviledge to vote, that others who came before us had to fight for and others around the world don't have that priviledge.

I also thought today as I read someone's blog about how they were struggling to figure blogging out, that I was thankful for Joni that she showed me all the ropes and kept answering my questions and still does, because I would have given up right at the start!!!

La said...

I'm thankful for cowboys in chaps and cowboy hats too! ;o}

craftyforless said...

What a fantastic idea!

Entertaining Women said...

I am thankful that you presented us with this wonderful idea. Cherry Kay

Chef Bee said...

Thanks for the inspiration. After a very difficult year, I really need to count my blessings and be thankful.

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KayC. said...

Love the Thanksgiving challenge, it is a great and easy idea for making me stop and count my many, many blessings. And as silly as this may sound...when they move the cattle in front of our home we always go out and watch. We also wave hello to our neighbors, as they ride their horses by, as they are trying to get those cows to where they are going. It just a simple, country pleasure.

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Cricket said...

It is those sweet quiet moments just being with family or friends that make life so great. I took your challenge and posted it to my blog. I am a follower of your blog as well as your sister's. I recently just met her in person, what a sweet lady!! Just love your blog and hope mine will be as wonderful as yours one day.

KayC. said...

I am sorry that I didn't ask first but I wanted to use your picture of the cornucopia to have those visiting my blog to be able to link back to your blog. If you don't want me to use it let me know and I will remove it. Again I am sorry for any misdeeds. Thanks

Nadia said...

Post my gratitude on my blog today.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nadia

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