For those of you that have been long time readers of this blog, I hope you remember the July 25, 2008 post on Writing With An Attitude of Gratitude. I wanted to continue that same idea for the entire month of November, since it is the month we try extra hard to remember that we are given so much and have so much to be grateful for all.

This year, I want to call it: My Many Blessings; a New Gratitude Journal.

Use this Journal to write about the things you’re grateful for. And if you can get a minute send someone a card to let them know you appreciate the little things they do for you. You’ll both get a blessing.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts
with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. ~ Psalm 100:4

underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.

It takes so little to make people happy – just a touch, if we know how to give it, just a word fitly spoken, or a slightly readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of a human soul. ~ FRANK CRANE

What you do speaks loudly. You have heard it said that “You are the only bible some people will ever read.” and/or “What you do speaks so loudly that I can’t hear what you say.” How true!

Consider the way you talk or act. And, think before you speak. Some words are too harsh and some actions are far worse.  Things that you may believe won’t offend, DO! So remember to “agree to disagree” on opposing subjects to keep the lines of communication open. Nothing is ever written in stone, and everything is open to interpretation. Out yelling someone or arguing, doesn’t make it FACT.

I’ve also heard it said, “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”… well a good thought, idea or deed may be lost when someone is consumed with ill will. No one hears a word you’ve spoken after they have been offended, please tread lightly and think before you act or speak.

If you know you’ve offended someone, be quick to apologize and know, if you don’t see eye to eye yet, if ever, you can still remain friends, all working diligently toward the same outcome.

There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed. ~ Alan Loy McGinnis

the power of laughter.

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. ~ JENNIFER JAMES

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude. ~ CLARENCE E. HODGES

Ollie Adkins married Elisha Sanders in Pike, Kentucky.

ADKINS, Ollie SANDERS, Elisha 21-MAY-1831. License obtained by her son-in-law, David Branham (Elizabeth Adkins).

Olivia “Olly” Morgan Adkins (abt 1780-abt 1870) married Elisha Sanders (abt 1788 -Unk) in Pike, Kentucky.

Olivia was the daughter of David Morgan and Anne Poteet. She married her first husband Thomas Adkins on 6 Oct 1796 in Washington, Virginia.