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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brain exercise {day 321}

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I am one of those really nerdy people who loves to learn. Pretty much anything. I love school supplies, challenging classes, stretching myself to learn something hard. I know, like I said, nerd. I’m okay with that. So today I’m grateful for a good “teacher” who helped me learn all the behind the scenes floral design stuff, like figuring out how many and what flowers to order and creating an invoice. I know that probably seems super lame, but I enjoyed a few hours of being challenged.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned lately?


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lucky {day 318} (late)

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I know I’ve been saying it a lot recently, but I am feeling grateful again that I get to do stuff like this (^). for. my. job. It is an amazing gift to be able to be a part of such a special day in peoples’ lives and to be a part of making really beautiful things out of already beautiful things. Being surrounded by flowers? Awesome!

What’s your dream job?


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flexibility {day 308} (late)

today I am grateful for a job (and sweet boss) that allows me to put the most important things first. I love my job, but I was thankful to be able to leave early to get my sick hubs to the doctor. It feels good to be able to keep the most important things first. 🙂


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little things {day 295}

tonight I am grateful for:
the dream job. I cannot believe that I get to arrange flowers. for a job. even when things are not coming together as easily as I’d like, I know this job is a blessing.

for dinner and friends and ice cream and signs that make us laugh and wonder.

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for a hubby and puppy who always greet me at the door when I get home,
and for ceramics that are in one piece and actually look kind of cool. 🙂

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also for falling asleep to the sound of rain and a cool breeze.

what are you grateful for today, brave friends?


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busy! {days 288 (very late) and 289}

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I love this quite from Mumford. the next line is “make you more like the man you were meant to be.” I am grateful for a husband who loves me so well that I think I am more and more like the person I was meant to be. I couldn’t do it without his encouragement and support. blessed.

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Today was a busy and long day of work, but I am grateful for a job I love and that I got to spend several hours today celebrating love and marriage with an awesome couple. can you say dream job??

what is your dream job, friend?


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margin {day 284}

today I have tons to be grateful for.

for a successful and fun planning meeting for hugs for Harlow, visited by none other than sweet miss Harlow herself. if you think of it, please pray for them over the next couple of days. Harlow had a scan Friday that appeared to show the tumor has not shrunk much (if at all). Please pray for peace for Jamie and Ben, for Harlow, and wisdom for the doctors as they do more tests and talk over the next steps.

I am also super grateful for a birthday dinner with my family. I’ve been amazingly well celebrated this week.

And last, but certainly not least, I am grateful for a new job that allows me to have margin in my life. I read a book about margin my freshman year of college and have consistently had none since then. I am grateful for time to see friends, to snuggle with my hubby, and to be able to go to see friends who need cheering. it feels good to be able to just go when I need to go.


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Saturday {day 283}

today I am thankful for the first Saturday in forever that I didn’t have to work most of the day and i didn’t have plans. I did a flower delivery this afternoon, but otherwise the rest of the day was spent hanging out with my sweet fam. already loving this new job & schedule.


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celebrate {day 282} (late)

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today was my first day on the job as a floral designer. it was fun and relaxing, and I am surrounded all day by beautiful things. it’s going to be wonderful.

then I spent the night celebrating thirty with some of my favorite people in the world. we had dinner and then went to an improv show. I don’t remember the last time I laughed so much and so hard. I’m so grateful to have been celebrated so well. As I looked around that table last night, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude for the people I love who I’ve met in all different stages of life who support me, love me, pray for and with me, and laugh with me. I am so blessed.