Thirty Days of Thanksgiving - Day 13

Sometimes simple is the best way to go and simple for today has to do with laughter.  I am thankful for the things that make me smile, chuckle, giggle, or laugh...

...I am very appreciative of all the hilarious facebook posts that my cousin writes.  If I need to laugh, I just check out what she has written on any given day.

...I am thankful for writers like Jack Gantos who can make me laugh hysterically as I read their books.

...I am thankful for friends who have the gift of humor and can always say something that is funny.

...and on a more serious note, I was super thankful when I walked into my friend's house this morning and her 7 year old was curled up on the couch reading a book I had given her.  I have been waiting for the whole reading process to click with her and I think it has happened.   

....and since this is also picture book month, here is my daily picture book recommendation which reminded me of a conversation I had today:

by Meg Medina; Illustrated by Claudio Muñoz
Candlewick (June 2011)