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16 / 30 books. 53% done!

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38 / 51 states. 75% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

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33 / 50 books. 66% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

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50 / 52 books. 96% done!

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42 / 52 books. 81% done!

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30 / 40 books. 75% done!

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16 / 40 books. 40% done!

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11 / 25 books. 44% done!

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21 / 26.2 miles (2nd lap). 80% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

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30 / 100 books. 30% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

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75 / 104 books. 72% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

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50 / 52 books. 96% done!

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90 / 165 books. 55% done!
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

TTT: An Attitude of Gratitude

All over the U.S., families will be gathering this week to celebrate Thanksgiving.  This underrated holiday is one of my favorites—not because I love to pig out on turkey and pie, but because it's not really about gluttony at all.  Thanksgiving revolves around gratitude, being thankful for the blessings in our lives.  Even when life is dark and gloomy, if we just look around a little bit, we can always find something to be grateful for.  Like the quote says, it's a choice.  We can actively decide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, which will make us happier, healthier, and more pleasant to be around!  This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for so many things—family, friends, a nice house, food on the table, the miracle of modern medicine, cool weather (a REAL blessing in hot, dry Arizona), and so much more.  To all my U.S. readers, Happy Thanksgiving!  A belated one to all you Canadians as well.  

Not surprisingly, today's Top Ten Tuesday topic is a gratitude freebie.  Before I jump into the spin I decided to take, I want to encourage you to join in the TTT fun.  It's easy.  Simply click on over to That Artsy Reader Girl, read a few instructions, make your own list, then spend some happy hours surfing the book blogosphere checking out everyone's lists.  Easy as ... pie!  See what I did there?? 

Today, I decided to celebrate my favorite aspect of blogging—interacting with you, my readers.  To be quite honest, I would probably blog even if no one ever saw my reviews, just because I find it enjoyable, but the fact that people actually want to read what I write is both surprising and wonderful.  I love reading your comments, crafting responses, and just interacting with so many good, like-minded folks.  I appreciate you coming by, even if you're a shy lurker, but I'm especially thankful for those who comment regularly here at BBB.  You make this hobby so much fun!  So, I'm going to publicly thank my most frequent visitors with a TTT list titled Top Ten Twelve Commenters On BBB Who Deserve My Eternal Gratitude.  I hope you will show these good people some love by visiting their blogs, commenting, and taking their always on-point reading recommendations to heart.  Thank you, my friends, for all you do for me and my little blog :)

Top Ten Twelve Commenters on BBB Who Deserve My Eternal Gratitude

1.  Annette @Annette's Book Spot
2.  Carla @Carla Loves to Read
3.  Cath @Read_Warbler
4.  Helen @Helen's Book Blog 
5.  Joy @Joyous Reads  
9.  Mystica @Musings From Sri Lanka
10.  Sam @Book Chase
11.  Sam @We Live and Breathe Books     

And a special shout out to Grace, formerly of Rebel Mommy Book Blog.  Sadly, Grace passed away from cancer a few months ago.  She was a wife and a mother as well as a talented writer, reviewer, and blogger.  I miss all the bright book and life chatter I always found at her blog as well as her thoughtful comments here on BBB.  You can read a sweet tribute to her here and find out how to leave messages of love and support for her family.  Rest in peace, Grace.

There you have it, a baker's dozen of bloggers for whom I am very thankful!  Who and what are you thankful for this holiday season?  I'd love to know.  Leave a comment on this post and I will gladly return the favor.

Happy TTT! 
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