On Observing… 31 Days of Observing…

31 Days Observing

Today is the 29th of October.  I started this blogging challenge a day late, so actually I am only doing 30 days.  I have decided to share with you what I have observed these past weeks.

I started this challenge to see if I could write daily.  To me, this was going to be the biggest obstacle.  I have gone in spurts in my writing, I will write for several days in a row and then stop for a couple of weeks and repeat the pattern.  This has frustrated me since starting my blog.

Writing daily has become fun.  I look forward to writing.  This is a good thing, I think.  I am able to spend some time, just for me in writing out my thoughts.  The thing I thought would be hardest, was in fact easy.

I also thought that I would write about things around me.  My home, my dog, my family, my neighborhood.  I have, in fact, written about these during this month.

The one thing I had not planned on happening this month, is how I started to see myself.  I pride myself on  being anonymous, after all, I chose that name for my blog.

My observations, daily, have ended with me noticing something about myself.  These thoughts have not appeared in writing, but they have been brought to my attention.  This has been a good thing.  I am surprised by that.  This has been a month of reflection for me.  A month that I have needed.

Personally, I have struggled this month.  I have had many talks and arguments with me.  I can be pretty stubborn.  I can be obstinate.  I can be a lot of things that cannot be printed, nor should they be.

I have started to renew my mind-set.  I once more am finding joy in life.  I have many of my fellow bloggers to thank for that.  You have encouraged me and made me laugh and pointed me to the Lord on several occasions.  For that, I am very grateful.

So, as this month comes to an end, I sit here writing and thinking of what is next.  Hopefully, I will be consistent in writing.  It may not be daily, especially the next few weeks as hubby is having surgery and I will be a bit busy.  But, once that is done, I am hoping to share several times a week what I tend to write about.

I also hope that I will become less anonymous, to myself and to others.  Only when we allow others into our lives fully can we become who we are meant to be.   We are shaped and formed by the gifts our family and friends are to us.  Those gifts are perfect and come from our Lord above.

I need to focus on the good and plentiful gifts I have received from God.  He has blessed me in my family, my extended family and those whom I consider family.  He has allowed me to become a part of the lives of those bloggers I follow.  I need to be truly thankful for these people.

So, as we approach the month of November and Thanksgiving, I begin to say thank you.  I am indeed grateful for this past month of observing.  Thank you for sticking with me through this month also.  DAF


Published by marycatherinethomas

M. Catherine Thomas is a published writer, speaker and teacher. Mother of two and grandmother..

8 thoughts on “On Observing… 31 Days of Observing…

  1. Congratulations on getting to this point. Writing every day can be a little daunting and you have done a great job! Also glad to hear about your journey of self-discovery. Writing can certainly be a window to our soul.

  2. thank you! I still bow to you, oh blogging hero! You do challenges with such grace and creativity! This comment means a lot to me coming from you. Aren’t you up rather early? Or very late?

  3. How lovely is this. Really. Your writing opened up like a huge, beautiful bud nesting on a branch…It’s simplicity of manner, lofty genuineness with shoots of candor sprouting like blades of grass from a sidewalk has warmed me to no end. The stuff about your grandson, who you call Little Man, are priceless. The wildfire you described to the point where I could smell the smoke and hear cries from the animals. Opening up about your husband helped me more than you know. Me, the Great Garbo of hearing loss. As someone who retreats to the page day after day, whether it appears or not, knows that it feeds a person’s thirst in ways only nature can. The gift of expression that sits on the edge of our senses ready and willing to be called upon at a second’s notice. I do hope you continue to write on a regular basis. I think your month of poignant prose and reflection creatively allowed you to turn a corner. Congratulations DAF….Will say a prayer for the Hubs. Susannah

  4. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest differences. I or one have enjoyed your challenge and recognized a few things about me, through you as well. Looking forward to more of the same in the future.

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