Monday, November 2, 2009

loving November...

Despite the trees dropping their leaves, having to wear multiple layers of clothing to keep warm, and the shrinking hours of daylight, I really like November. November can be a pretty gray month here in the Berkshires, but on a day like today with the sun shining and leaves swirling about, it's pretty fantastic. I'm more tuned into hearth and home thinking about holidays, family and friends and long walks in the woods. Plus it's a time to really focus on gratitude with Thanksgiving around the corner. It's a good time to compile or revise one's list of things to be grateful for. I am blessed and want to bring an attitude of gratitude to my days in a more focused way. It's easy to get caught up in life's problems and concerns. I've certainly done my share of that lately, but focusing on gratitude will only make life more joy-filled!
I'm adding to my long list of things I'm grateful for the recent shipment I've just received of new paints and watercolor paper. I just love opening a new tube of paint! Today I'm working on some winter landscapes to be hung at the Inn at Stockbridge, but it's definitely a day to make time for a walk among the dancing leaves this afternoon.
What are you grateful for?


  1. New England in the fall, can't beat it! I'm grateful for more time to cozy up inside with good books!

  2. Susan,thank you for your wonderful post.I just have to add it to my "Blog Highlights".Gratitude is so vital,and I am at this moment thankful for your wonderful words.I am thankful for time,for stillness,for every breath,mine,his,thiers.I am thankful for sweet Novemeber,and Wolfy by my side.Warmest Regards,Cat

  3. Hey Susan,tried to copy and paste your comments,but I was having some problem,it wouldn't let me paste.Anyway until I figure it out,I just added your link.Cat

  4. I would like to pass on the creativ blogger award to you Sweet Susan.Check out yesterday posting.Warmest Regards,Cat


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