25 Days of the Little Things


Monday marks the beginning of November. The month of (American) Thanksgiving, the season to give thanks. November 1 is the gateway to the holiday season, in a way.

As much as I’d like to start listening to holiday music come Monday, it may be a bit too early for me to be blasting Michael Buble’s holiday songs, at least according to Dan. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Instead, I decided to look for another way to acknowledge and celebrate the month of November.

And then, Heather sent me this link. And it got me thinking. What better way to celebrate November, the month of Thanksgiving, than 25 days of appreciating the little things?


This morning, I dug out some scrap paper and cut out 25 slips of paper. I numbered each one, and collected them in a half-pint jar. Starting on Monday, I will be writing one Little Thing that I am thankful for on the back of the corresponding slip. And come Thanksgiving, I will have at least 25 Little Things to be grateful for.


As for you, Savvy Readers, I challenge you to join me. You can write your Little Things on colored slips of paper, post-its, notecards, or just keep a typed list. Do whatever works best for you. And if you send me a note, picture, or example of one of the things on your list, I will compile them all and post them on Thanksgiving!


If you want a badge for your blog (though you don’t have to be a blogger to participate), here is the code for a text widget:


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So who’s with me on this fun holiday challenge?


  1. says

    This is such a brilliant, thoughtful idea. You could thread them all together at the end. Beautiful. I am thinking of making a fun thread for my grandmother and give it to her on Thanksgiving. I love this idea!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      Heather JUST told me she wanted to make them into a garland on Thanksgiving! Great minds think alike! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. says

    This is a fantastic way to stop the worrying about the everyday and to slow down to remember the things that really matter. I’m in – might do some sort of combo of your version and the Pottery Barn original: 30 days but with them all collected in some sort of fun receptacle. Thanks for the great idea!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I don’t know much about the blogspot platform, so I’m not sure. someone else may be able to help you add a button/widget to your blog!


  1. […] 25 Days of the Little Things: Using some scrap paper, cut out 25 slips. You can number each one and collect them in a jar or basket. Starting today, write one Little Thing that you are thankful for on the back of the corresponding slip. And come Thanksgiving, you will have at least 25 Little Things to be grateful for. You could write things down, tweet, etc. Doesn’t have to be fancy! […]

  2. […] It’s easy to get sucked into our daily routines, and almost go through life like a robot. I’m guilty of this too. I work, go to the gym, cook, clean, sleep. I forget to take time to look around at my world and reflect. ย We often take a lot of things for granted. Have you noticed that it’s the little things in life, that tend to make life great? Julie from Savvy Eatย has a great series on her blog called, “The Little Things.” In the series she posts what little things in life are making her happy. For the first 25 days of November, she is having a special Little Things where she has invited readers to join in. […]

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