Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I completed the challenge

Today is the last day of the Giving Thanks Challenge.
It sure wasn't hard to come up with things to be thankful for.
There are really too many to count.
I'm ending the challenge with being thankful for Each New Day.
Every morning is a brand new day to do with as we choose.
It is a gift.
Open it and enjoy it.
: )
The temperature this morning was back to a more normal 35 degrees for November.  It was a nice crisp clear morning and i headed over to the lake for a walk around it.  I walked in the opposite direction just for a change. Funny how it seems so different just walking in a different direction.  I see different people too.  Going up and down the hills are just about the same in either direction. There were the usual amount of people out, walking, running, dog walking, and even a couple of bike riders.
Stopped to take this picture of these few geese on the lake.
I saw lots of them taking off in groups again heading south but there are still a lot of them around.
I walked 6.6 miles.
After doing my morning routine, i fine tuned my shopping list and headed out to the commissary. There were not many people shopping in the commissary at all and i was in and out without having to wait on a line.  Many, many people out driving around on the roads though, and many didn't seem to know where they were going. I had to make a detour because of a traffic jam.  It took a little longer to get home but at least i could keep moving. I was glad to get home save and sound.
I picked up some Clementine's at the commissary and had a couple with my lunch.  I love these little things. 
So here it is mid afternoon and after i finish here i'll be vising blogs.
Then i plan to do some counted cross stitch.  A few weeks ago i mentioned in this post, HERE that the person who has me for their secret sister gave me a counted cross and i started it yesterday.  It's a small one so i should be done with it soon.

So i guess that's it for today.
Hope your enjoying your day.
Happyone : )
Happiness cannot be traveled to
worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience
of living every minute with,
and gratitude.
~ Denis Waitley


  1. A very nice way to finish up your challenge. I enjoyed reading along.
    I love clementines too and bought a box last time I was at the grocery store. They are going fast.
    Enjoy your cross stitching time.

  2. Our box of Clementines is nearly gone having been purchased last week. Must go see if I have the same brand...nope, mine are "Darlings" from Spain.

    I can't believe that November is down to the wire. Time is really zipping on by.

  3. I also enjoyed the challenge. My little orange tree in the back yard is almost ready to harvest. Can't wait.

  4. Yum... Those Clementines look fabulous.. We usually buy navel oranges and try to eat one each day... YUM... But--I do like the Clementines.

    Congrats on completing the challenge.


  5. Don't you just *love* the people who do not know where they are going? -giggles-

    Gentle hugs,
    "The orange-scented zephyrs stirred, the branches rustled, and the tinsel crackled like merry music, to which the sparkling lights danced."

    ~~E.T.A. Hoffman "The Nutcracker"

  6. Way to go. What a nice, positive challenge. There is too much negativity in the world, but you, my friend, are a beacon of positivity. Art

  7. Clementines never last long at our house.

    Counted cross stitch is really nice.


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