The Little Things #50: Coming Soon!

I swear I didn’t plan for the FIFTIETH Little Things post to be my announcement post for the upcoming 50 Days of the Little Things challenge. But isn’t it nice that it worked out that way? It must be a sign!

And now, I have an invitation for you…


You’re Invited!

Who: All of you!

What: Fifty days of the Little Things. Fifty days of acknowledging the little things that make your day better.

When: Thursday, October 6, 2011- Thursday, November 24, 2011 (U.S. Thanksgiving)

Where: Your home, your blog, your notebook, a file on your computer… up to you!

Why: Two reasons:

1. Appreciating the little things in life is awesome, especially on days when your spirits are low.

2. This challenge ends on Thanksgiving. On the day of giving thanks, you will be able to look back on fifty things that have made your autumn great.

I even have Dan joining in with me every other day so we can both look back on what we’ve been thankful for over the course of 7 weeks + a day!


The options are endless! Some ideas for you…


1. Last year for 25 Days of the Little Things, I cut out slips of paper, numbered them and kept them in a Mason jar. Each day, I wrote my “little thing” for the day on one of the slips. You could do that this year.

2. Keep a file on your computer with your list.

3. Hang a list on your refrigerator or bulletin board.

4. Keep a “little things” notebook.

5. Write your “little things” on slips of paper and tie them onto a ribbon to create a garland.


Photo from simply vintage girl, pinned to craftiness

6. Create a “thankful tree.”  This is the approach I’m taking! I’ve cut paper into leaf shapes, and will add a leaf {or two, when Dan adds one} to our “tree” of twigs every day.

And I’m sure some of you will come up with even more ways to record your 50 Days of the Little Things.

So, who’s with me? How are you going to record your fifty little things?

Housekeeping notes:

Next week, I’ll share the photo of our bare “thankful tree” and a “50 Days of the Little Things” badge for those who want them.

And no, I will not be posting a Little Things post every day…that’s a bit much! Instead, I’ll do weekly updates on our “tree” and what we’ve added since the last update.


  1. Liz says

    I love this! I’m not sure how I’ll be recording yet – gotta use the weekend to think on it.

  2. Stephan Hilson says

    Having Fifty days of the Little Things is a great idea. It is because it seems interesting to indicate the little things that makes one’s day better. I wonder what kind of things I will include. Creating a thankful tree seems a creative way of spending time. Thanks for the invite.

  3. says

    I love this idea! I participated in 25 days of the Little Things last year and I really enjoyed it. Not only did I feel good each day, but I also loved looking back at my list on Thanksgiving morning – and sharing it on the blog! Thanks for the inspiration! I’m definitely going to do this šŸ™‚

  4. says

    I love this idea! I will definitely be sharing this on my blog. I also really like the tree idea. I think it will make a great decoration piece for Thanksgiving. Maybe I can convince my boyfriend to jump on this.


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