fostering a grateful spirit

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely." -Roald Dahl

surprise! {day 20}



friends, today I am heavy-hearted. first thing on the news this morning was a shooting at a grocery store. talked to someone who is in terrible pain at the hands of another person. man, I just don’t get it. It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that I probably won’t ever get it-at least not in this life.

what I do know (and cling to on days like today, when it’s easy to lose hope), is that even among darkness, there are still beautiful things to be grateful for. so here are some of those things that are getting me through today:


impromptu date night with this guy. I’m so lucky.


candied bacon, which is every bit as good as it sounds and waaaay better than it looks. yummers.


for eyeballs on my ice cream, snuggles on the couch, and a hubby who wakes up early to help me prepare for the crazy weekend I have.

also, for aubree and eric, girls night, celebrating upcoming marriage.
some days suck, but being married to your best friend is awesome.


2 thoughts on “surprise! {day 20}

  1. So sorry for the pain of your friend, but so thankful you have a loving heart & are willing to share his/her burden.
    Some days the bad things just seem to pile on, but thankfully there IS still good in this world…
    the things you mention above, the love of friends and family, the love of God and your wonderful, giving heart.
    Love you Beans.
    May each day heal your friend’s heart and spirit a little more.

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