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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warmth {day 265}

oh my goodness. spring FINALLY came to chicagoland. after what felt like an endless winter, we hit the 80s today. thank you, Jesus. I needed that.

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sweet hubs and I went on a long walk tonight, which was awesome. we walked to a block we had never been to before, found some budding trees, and this awesome building that apparently used to be a hospital. best part, though, was holding hands and chatting as we walked.

tonight I am also grateful that Food For The Hungry goes out of the way to make our sweet friend Abdiel feel cared for, like by sending us a card to send him for his birthday. he is definitely not the only one being blessed.
I am also grateful for a super patient ceramics teacher who helped me find an alternative design to my pots that keep on cracking.

what do you love to do when spring finally shows up?


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silly & new {day 246}

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Today the thing I’m most grateful for is this sweet text from Harlow and her mama. I love to see Harlow’s silly spirit shining through.

I’m also grateful for a hubby who sends me pictures of my veggies sprouting and who invites me to kill zombies with him and his friends. 🙂

*If you’re interested, this is the page where you can donate to help Harlow’s family with the already rising costs for Harlow’s medical treatments. If you aren’t able to donate, please consider sharing the link with your social circles. Thank you!*

{day 55}

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for a morning that I didn’t have to get up right away and got to hang out in bed with my snuggly pup…

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and for a kind friend who enlisted the help of her soon to be sister in law to translate the letter from abdiel. precious precious precious.
anyone want to go to Nicaragua with me? 🙂