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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Monday, Monday {day 320}

I am grateful that, even though pretty much everyone in the world hates Mondays, they are restful for me. It feels so good to have a regular , restful day that I can count on. I even got some (long overdue) cleaning done!

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rest. {day 195}


this is how I spent my day today. it was a lazy day in the best kind of way, did a little laundry, some dishes and some cooking, but at such a leisurely pace it felt restful somehow. I almost finished bread & wine. I can’t wait to share more about it with you as it gets closer to it’s release. it’s one of those books that makes you feel like you could be best friends with the author because she is so honest and vulnerable and because some of her hardest moments you understand. because she is willing to be broken and honest and known, I also feel known.
so tonight I’m grateful for strangers that feel like good friends, for being known, and for a productive, but restful and happy, day.

success! {day 171}

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today I bravely made gf brownies from scratch and baked a new loaf of gf bread. both turned out really well!! finally, success in the gf kitchen!

I am also so grateful for a day off, snuggles with the pup, tons of laundry washed, folded and put away, and dinner with a sweet friend. so thankful.

rest {day 148}

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I am grateful for two days off with no plans at all. I don’t know about you, but this past month and a half has been go, go, go! days off blend into work days, all very busy. hoping to get some cleaning and laundry done, but I might abandon that plan and snuggle my sweet family and rest. either way, it will feel good.

what’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

{day 44}


I am grateful for a hubby who enjoys (or at least tolerates) my love of all things fall. pumpkin waffles, really yummy chicken breakfast sausage and bacon for dinner.

also for a snuggly dog, a good doctor’s visit today, and a super productive day off.
what’s your favorite fall flavor?