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Monday, November 1, 2010

"I AM THANKFUL" Challenge

Count your blessings, name them one by one,

Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

I have decided that from now until Thanksgiving day I want to post every day about something for which I am thankful and I'd like to invite you all to join me!

Are you ready to take the "I AM THANKFUL" challenge?

First, I want to let you know that I would like to encourage everyone to take the time to give thanks daily for all of the blessings in your life.  However, if you'd like to be entered into the official 'challenge' and be eligible to win the prize I have listed at the end of this post, then you will need to follow the bellow instructions.

1. Become a follower of my blog.
2. Send me a message or post a comment letting me know that you will be participating and make sure to leave your blog address.
3. Copy the below image to your side bar and link it back to my blog.
4. Post about the challenge and begin sharing your blessings!

When you stop to think about it, there are millions of things we could post!!  There are the obvious things that we're so thankful for such as our families and our health, but don't forget the things that we take for granted every day like indoor plumbing and political commercials.  Ok, just making sure you were still with me! However we can be thankful that we live in a country where we get to vote!! (ok, that's enough of politics!)
I can't wait to hear how each participant feels at the end of this challenge.  I can only imagine how good we'll all feel when despite what each day may bring, we've taken time all month to focus on our blessings!!
*Please feel welcome to join up until Nov. 5th.

Now it's prize time. 
A few years ago my friend Michelle ran a crafting challenge blog and called me to asked me to make a mini-book of some sort for her challenge.  I came up with the mini-book pictured here.  The theme is obviously, Thanksgiving.  I chose to use this book to write in holiday family favorite recipes, but it could be used for pictures or to write notes about what you're thankful for!!  The winner's mini book will not look exactly like the one pictured, but it will be along the same idea.  I'll also throw in a Special K Chocolate and Pretzel bar that I posted about yesterday.  Maybe another goody will sneak in too.

I will write down the names of everyone who enters the challenge.  Then the weekend after Thanksgiving I'll pull a name.  I will then go to their blog to make sure they participated all month, and if so, we'll have a winner!

Ok friends, I hope this helps us all get into a thankful state of mind!

And let me not go any further before saying, I am thankful for all of you!!!


  1. Hey! I'd love to be entered into the challenge! I'm really excited about this one :)

  2. Done. Almost. I'm a follower and I'm going right back to my Blog to link to yours.
    I think I'll make thankfulness my main Blog/Journal theme since I don't want it to be overwhelmingly about weight loss.

    Today I'm thankful for the internet even if the technology drives me crazy some days.

  3. I think this is a wonderful idea. I'd like to participate. I'm already a follower, I just linked your page on my side bar, and I'm about to post to my blog about the challenge. Thanks!

  4. I found you via Raych. What a wonderful idea ! We all need to count our blessings daily.


  5. Great idea at this time of year and all year!
    You're doing such a great job. Keep up the hard work.
    Love your progress pics!
    I'm thankful for inspirational people like you.
    Have a great week. :)

  6. I'm in too! Thank you for doing this! :) My blog is here: http://www.unveilingthediva.blogspot.com/

  7. Awesome challenge !! I'm in. www.lifeitsallaboutme.blogspot.com

  8. Hey Girl,
    Love your blog. I am definitely participating in your challenge!
    Skinny H
    P.S. Love that you post devotionals on your blog also. I get the emails.