The theme for my November blog is gratitude. Actually it should be the theme of my entire life; there is so much for which to be grateful. It sounds like a simple task, doesn’t it? But we all have our ups and downs and when I’m down, it is pretty hard to be grateful for anything. I am going to try, though, to give thanks every day this month—not only on Thanksgiving Day. And I intend to be specific in my gratitude. I think it means more if a person is thanked specifically rather than generically. When I hear someone say, “Thank you all for helping…” it is as though my contribution may or may not have mattered. With that in mind, especially this month, I want to thank each person who comments on my blogs by responding with a word of thanks. I am always heartened to hear what you have to say. It gives me new insights and helps me to feel that I am not alone on my journey. Thanks!