November Finds Me- Many Things


Happy Friday Eve! This has been a growing sort of month for me and I wanted to share a little of it here with you in my monthly “feelings” post.


November finds me:

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I know some of you are thinking that these feelings aren’t news worthy, or maybe even post worthy since practically everybody who has an online account on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest are sharing their hearts out. You could be right- maybe this type of sharing is being done too much- but today, this is where my heart is because of recent interactions with friends, family, acquaintances and complete strangers.

1. I have so much to be thankful for that I couldn’t possibly list them all here, but today I am especially thankful for: My own car that runs anytime I need it. This week I’ve chatted with a lady who doesn’t own her own car (or her own home for that matter) and has to schedule her day around others to get around. Another lady, who is a stay at home Mom is a one car family, so she’s stuck at home all day- everyday while her husband goes to work.

2. I’m happy that my life is an amalgamation of domestic know -how and business savvy which allows me to continue being a work at home Mom.  I don’t earn a whole lot of money- but I save us a lot!  With the rising cost of childcare- I am so very happy I can be at home for my kids and family.  
Look at these startling stats:
In 31 states plus D.C., the cost of center-based care for an infant is higher than a year's tuition at a four-year public university.- The average annual cost for two children (an infant and a 4-year-old) in a childcare center ranged from about $10,000 in Mississippi to nearly $30,000 in Massachusetts! You can read the full report here

3. I’m peace with my age and stage in life. I’m officially a Tween! I’ve moved past having children and I’m nowhere near ready to be a Grandma- so I’m a tween right along with my tween. 

4. I’m hopeful for what next year will bring. We are on the cusp of good, good things.  I can feel it.

5. I am blessed with the ability to be me. I’ve gone throw some growing pains this year and my wonderful husband- my best friend for well over 20 years, has remained my constant and true biggest fan, as have my daughters. To be honest- this blog would not still be here if not for their unwavering support. Blogging is a creative endeavor with a whole lot of moving parts. Growing a blog is like gardening, it is never ending, but with each season you see fruits of your labor. Some seasons are sweeter and more bountiful than others.  


6. I am loved. And I know it. I am secure in it. If all the material things our society seems to covet fell away and I had to face my tomorrows with nothing but this love I have and those that bestow it, I would be A-Okay.  


So as we edge ever closer to the end of November, I ask you – how does November find you?

14 comments

Barb Webb said...

What a lovely post and a great reminder of the things we take for granted sometimes that others are doing without! I'm thankful to count you among my online friends and looking forward to all the future brings!

Grace said...

What a lovely list of blessings and we need to do this daily. Enjoyed reading your list of gratitude.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Barb,

Thank you so much for your sweet supportive comment. Yes, we do take so much for granted in our day to day lives don't we? I could have turned this post into several posts on that topic.
I am thankful for you as well, my mentoring friend. You have a kind and giving spirit and have helped me sow seeds. :)

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Grace,
Thank you! I think counting our daily blessings is a wonderful idea! I just may do it and share it.

Daisy B said...

I agree to count your blessings! Life is too short and we need to make the most of it!

Pam said...

What a wonderful post. I was feeling down in the dumps today for some reason and reading this makes me realize how thankful I should be.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I appreciate how positive you are in your post. There is so much negativity in the word and we need more proclamations like this.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Daisy,

Yes, life really is too short for us not to remember all we have to be thankful for!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Pam,

Thank you so much for your comment- reading that my words helped you in some small way makes me happy!

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Carlee,

Thank you! I'm usually an upbeat, positive person and I agree with you that there is far too much negativity floating around. We all need to try and spread a little sunshine when and where we can.

Deanna Corbeil said...

What a positive post! I need to be reminded of all the good around me, as the past several months have been difficult for me. Work has been way too stressful, dear daughter has been having some trying "teen stuff" going on, and now my Mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, and will have to have surgery soon. It's easy to feel down, but I know I'm surrounded by blessings, seen and unseen.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I agree with you, it is so important to remember all of the blessings in your life. I make it a habit of doing just that every morning while I am driving in to work.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Deanna,

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom!
Please find time to take care of you my friend- the world needs your light.
I will be thinking of you and praying for you and yours.

Linda Kinsman said...

Hi Tough Cookie Mommy,

The drive into work is a wonderful time to count blessings! I used to do that as well many moons ago.