Taking Tea in the Kasbah

Just popping in the kasbah, dear readers, for a short post this week. In light of the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow here in the US, I decided to share an article from The Daily Good on Giving Thanks for 21 Blessings in Disguise instead of the usual Would You Rather post. I found it a good reminder to find the good in our lives whenever and as often as you can, even for those times when you’re irritated, inconvenienced, or annoyed. I know I have so many things to be grateful and thankful for, the least of which is you fine people who take the time to visit the kasbah on a regular basis.

photo credit: symphony of love via photopin cc

photo credit: symphony of love via photopin cc

Be sure to stop by next Wednesday when the Would You Rather question will return as scheduled. Happy Thanksgiving!


What are you thankful for, kind readers? Is there anything in your life you can look at with an attitude of gratitude instead of one of frustration? Sit, sip, and share. I always love to hear from you.

7 thoughts on “Gratitude for the Little Things

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Tami.
    In the business of my day-to-day, I try to start, or end, each day by expressing thanks for 5 things in my life. Sometimes I’m thankful for corn chips and salsa, most times my thoughts are deeper. The benefit? Even on the days when my world is churning, giving thanks keeps me positive, motivated, and at peace.

    • I used to at the end of each day make note of at least one thing for which I was thankful, but I haven’t done so in a while. Your comment is a good reminder to resume that important practice. Because some days, chips and salsa are as important to be thankful for as anything else.

  2. A long time ago, when I used to tuck my kids in to bed, I would start with “What did you like about today?” and then a bit later, “What would you do differently?”
    My kids no longer need tucking in (by me, anyway) but these are still questions I need to ask myself at day’s end. Sometimes, the “differently” part is “nothing” and that’s great. Other times, it reminds me that even if things didn’t go as planned, it’s just a learning experience.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • What a sweet way to end the day with your kids. Like Sherry’s comment above, I am reminded to return to a place of quiet reflection on all that is good and right in my world and to not be so hard on myself for the things that aren’t.

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