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


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tulips and contest winner! {day 203}

today is one of those dreary, grey, cold Chicago winter days that makes you wish you were on a beach somewhere, or that you were a bird and could fly south for the winter. it’s days like these when the winter feels endless.
so today I’m grateful for these beauties

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that remind me that spring is coming, that winter is not endless, and that sunshine and warmth are not too far away.

now, CONTEST WINNER!
A big congratulations to Erin Raske, winner of the gratitude journal!

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send me an email with your mailing address and I will get it on it’s way to you. Thanks to those who entered! it was fun to hear what you’re grateful for!

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booked! {day 201}

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woohoo! after a crappy drive home in the snow and an unintentional visit of my car with a field (I’m okay and the car is okay, and the field, too), I was extra excited to find out that we are officially booked for riviera maya. been dreaming all day of cold drinks on a hot beach!

fundraiser {day 199}

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tonight I am exhausted, but grateful. We did a fundraiser today at the theater I manage for Lurie Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). I am grateful for the kindness and generosity of strangers and loved ones, who donated, helped and encouraged. I am also grateful for the owner of our company, who is extremely generous, for my awesome friends who donated raffle prizes, and for my sweet hubs who stayed there with me all day to help set up, take donations and give information. I am so lucky to have a husband who is so supportive.
I am also so thankful for Harlow, who is a living, giggling, dancing little miracle (and who gives really good hugs). Loved visits from her and her family, mom and Riley and a few other friends. I am blessed.

also, don’t forget to get entered in our giveaway. it’s a really good one! it will end at 11:59 pm cst tomorrow (Monday the 25th). you have up to 4 chances to win!


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surprise! {day 197}

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excited and grateful that my sweet hubs has been working on a surprise (which I accidentally ruined) trip for my birthday to Mexico. also grateful that he’s patient when I beg and beg and beg to go to bonnaroo and he has to tell me why that won’t work (because I won’t give up) and that he’s not annoyed instead. I. am. lucky.