Month of Thanksgiving Challenge (#MOT)

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As October is winding down and Halloween is coming up tomorrow, I felt it was time to look forward to the month of November and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Most people look at Thanksgiving as a day (or two or three) to be together with family, watch football on TV, and gorge themselves on turkey, dressing, desserts, and the like. I'd rather take a step back and look at Thanksgiving more in the spirit it was created...a day to give thanks. I personally prefer to give thanks to our God and creator, Yahweh, but you can be thankful for what you have regardless of your religious beliefs. But we don't have to think about being thankful just one day a year. It is good to frequently ponder the things we cherish (HERE is a wonderful post on the benefits of having an attitude of gratitude). Therefore, I propose we have a Month of Thanksgiving.

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With that said, my challenge to you is to think about something you are thankful for every day next month. It's not hard. The goal is to find something different each day of the month that you appreciate and post about it. It could be about anything you are thankful for. When you make your post, please put #MOT in your title so other people can find it. And we are not keeping score, so if you miss a day, just start back up the next day. You can publish your post wherever you want, but remember, the more places you publish it, the more people will be able to find it (you can check the tags of this post for a few places you might want to include your post).

After you have completed your Month of Thanksgiving post, the next step is to find three other #MOT posts and let them know you appreciate their post and how it effected you (or something it reminded you of) and maybe even give them an upvote. Who knows, their post may give you an idea of what to write about the next day. The object is to build upon that attitude of gratitude and share in the benefits.

Personally, my goal is to create a photographic representation of my daily post and submit it to the Family History Community so as to further document and share my thoughts and life lessons with future generations. Feel free to post there if you have nowhere else to do it.

If you follow through with this challenge every day of November, not only will you feel better about yourself and those around you, but you will probably find yourself less stressed and enjoy the holiday more (even if you don't get to celebrate it as you normally would due to COVID-19). What's more, you should see a financial benefit as well. You will have made 30 additional posts for the month and 90 extra comments (plus who knows how many comments and upvotes you will receive). Consider how that would effect your creation/curation rewards.

So, the gauntlet has been thrown down. Will you answer the challenge? Will you share this post in order to spread the word about cultivating an attitude of gratitude for the month of November?

I am thankful that you have read this far and have considered partaking in this challenge.


This is a great idea for getting some content out every day and grow your gratitude! I hope that people will jump on board... Let's share it with others!

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Thank you for you support. I hope people take your advice and join in on the challenge. It can truly be a multi-faceted blessing.

This is a real good idea. It is challenging to stay positive and grateful despite what is going on in the world.

I know for me, a good bit of the holiday season tends to go by without me focusing where I need to in order to fully appreciate it. My hope is that this will help me to get into the spirit of the season and enjoy it more. Plus, by documenting (with photos), I can look back and remember these times fondly in the future.

Going to have to be super mindful of gratitude this holiday season, @theroad2freedom. These will be the first holidays without my Mom. It will be different this year. But staying focused on gratitude will help me my my Dad.

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Yeah, Lisa...any time we lose someone who played an important part of our holiday celebrations, there will be a period of adjustment. I was lucky enough to have both set of my grandparents live until after I was married. We always spent the holidays traveling to their houses. After they passed, our holidays became drastically different.

One of the best ways we can honor their memories is to be thankful for the time we had with them and share that with those we love. I pray that you can utilize the opportunity to do that this holiday season and look back fondly on the holidays you were able to share with your mother. It might even be special to sit down with an audio or video recorder and talk about those memories with your dad. You'll be glad you have those later.

Hi Garrey! That's a nice idea! Thank you! I know we are going to have a family video call on Thanksgiving. That would be nice to have everyone share memories of holidays with Mom and Dad.
Have a great night😀

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Sounds like you have a wonderful opportunity to have a special family time. If you are using Zoom for the video call, I would suggest you record the call so that you can save those special stories. When it comes to family history, there is nothing better than being able to listen to the voices of family members as they share their memories. That is a priceless treasure that can be passed along to other family members for generations to come. Just think how you would feel if you could listen to your grandparent or great grandparent talk about the experiences they had and the people they knew.

That's a really good idea, Garry! Since we will be right there with my Dad we can get him on the zoom call easily enough. And then my sisters can get on there from where they are. Usually we do a family video call in FB messenger because my Dad has that one figured out. He is 89 so the fact that he is doing that stuff at all is pretty amazing. Have a great weekend. 😀

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I hope you have a beautiful family time together and capture some wonderful stories that everyone will enjoy and you can later share with others.

Great post

Thank you. I hope many people choose to participate and get an unexpected blessing from this holiday season.

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