I try to encourage thankfulness in our home all the time, and most days end with a recognition of something we are thankful for. But it's also fun to take the month of November to be specific and purposeful about it. So today on this first day of November, I am thankful for the compassion I see in my kids. Today, when they saw I was sad about something, both stopped what they were doing and gave me great big, sweet hugs. Those hugs are wonderful comfort and the fact that they responded so quickly and thought nothing of walking away from their play made them even sweeter.