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I saw a meme posted on Facebook today that stated, “November…The month where people who have complained on Facebook for the past 11 months become thankful for 30 days.” This is entertaining because, sadly, it is true for many people. This got me to start thinking, so I am taking a detour from my posts about thankfulness to write a bit of a disclaimer and an explanation.

In my previous posts and, presumably, future posts about the people in my life that I am thankful for, I only focus on their positive characteristics. This isn’t because they don’t possess any negative traits, it’s simply because I choose to focus on the positive. The truth is, the past few days have been really tough with my kids. I don’t get much sleep because the baby still wakes up at night. My older two girls are coming off of the Halloween sugar high (or something), and they have been somewhat disagreeable. Through all of this, I choose to work on keeping my sights set on the traits I love in each of them. I find this necessary because it helps keep my attitude in check. (And my attitude has needed a lot of checking lately.) So if you happen to read my other posts about the people in my life and think they all sound amazingly wonderful, they are.

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