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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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.


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flowers {day 280}

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today the owner of the company I work for (and a few other folks from corporate) sent me a beautiful going away bouquet. I am thankful to work for people who care for me well, and who enabled me to care for my employees well. it is truly a blessing.

when I walked into my office this afternoon, it smelled so flowery and wonderful. later I realized that my “office” will smell like that everyday from now on. holy cow. I am a floral designer. I. am. blessed.


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sweet Harlow {bonus post}

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yesterday was the day we’ve known would come, Harlow lost the last of her hair. how heartbreaking and hard it must have been for Jamie and Ben to have to try to explain to their five year old daughter that hair is not what makes you beautiful as she cries at her own reflection. this little lady is brave and strong, and absolutely beautiful inside and out. If you think of Harlow and her family today, please say an extra prayer for them as they all cope with the newest (and most visible) reminder of how shitty cancer is.
Love you, beautiful, brave girl!!