Blog All About It November 2019

Posted November 15, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Blog All About It Challenge / 14 Comments


Welcome to my first post of the year of the Blog All About It Challenge.  This is the beginning of my second year participating.

What’s it all about?

Very simple!  Each month I take the word prompt for that month and create a blog post of anything I want using that word.  My personal goal for participating in this challenge is for you to learn a bit about me each month. 

This month’s prompt is: Thankful

I’m going tradition on this one.  Thankfulness, and hence, Thanksgiving, is something I feel is integral to our well-being.  In the worst of times, it is hard to be thankful, and yet, when I can find things to be thankful for, it takes some of that burden away and puts me in a better place emotionally and health-wise.  I think it’s actually easier to be thankful when I have been through tough times and come through it (not that I’m advocating people going out and purposefully trying to make their lives hard, LOL) that when you’re doing pretty good and don’t really think about all the good things- big or small- that have come my way, earned or not.  I try to be thankful and never take even simple things for granted, but its not easy when I get caught up in life’s busies or get stuck inside my own head.

So, what am I THANKFUL for?

Life, family, good health, home, job, neighborhood, food and provisions, pets, pretty nature, clean air and water, money for extras and bills getting paid, good relationships, town, travels, dependable vehicles, books, music, plays, and movies to enjoy, friends near and far, and I’ll stop with chocolate.

So, what about you?  What makes your thankful list?  Do Tell! 

Blog All About It Challenge is hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup.  You can check out more about it here:


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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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2 years ago

I have so many things to be thankful for. The fact that I woke up to beautiful sunshiny day tops the list. Great post, Sophia.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Nadene

Yes, those bright sunny days can sure perk one up, Nadene! 🙂

Jenea's Book Obsession

I am thankful for the family I have. The home we share and each and every day that I’m here.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Simple, but foundational in life. Exactly, Jenea! 🙂

2 years ago

oh goodness. lots of things I think. My family the most, life, friends, pets, books, coffee 😀

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Lily

Oh yes, that is the good stuff, Lily! 🙂

2 years ago

I had some more difficult times earlier this year and it sure makes it easier to e thankful now that things are going a bit smoother. I think being mindfull of what you have and what to be thankful for can be quite beneficial, even when things are going well. We don’t celebrate thanksgiving here, but I always like hearing about how you in the Us celebrate this holiday and the theme of being thankful sounds like a good one. It’s definitely not always easy to be thankful when you get stuck in your own head.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Lola

Yes, you did have some tough times. I’m glad you’ve had some good times to be thankful for since then. Thanksgiving is a great little understated holiday that I’m glad for. Yes, thinking of thankful things is a good way to get outside of your own head. 🙂

2 years ago

I couldn’t agree more Sophia. I have this morning routine and part of it is writing down 3 things I’m grateful for every morning. Things repeat, but stopping to be grateful reminds me every morning that even when things are going rough that I have plenty to smile about. And we share a lot of the same things on our lists 🙂

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Berls

How neat that a thankful list is part of your morning routine. I should do that so I can go back and read the list when I’m feeling life’s low points. 🙂

Carole Rae
2 years ago

Eeek I am thankful you posted this…I must work on mine! I nearly forgot about this prompt this month.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Buahaha! My pleasure. Looking forward to your post, Carole.

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books

It is good to remember how blessed we all are. Even when things are stressful, I am very lucky. My family, including my dogs, are my everything. I also feel very lucky to get to dedicate so much time to what I love, reading and blogging, and I am very thankful for the friends that I have made through it.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Yes! I do love seeing all your good things, Carole!