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

expo {day 156}

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today was the bridal expo- my first chance to really start with picking theme and flowers, to making bouquet and centerpieces and then putting it all together for an event–and it was awesome! so grateful for my sweet and talented friend who is extremely generous with her knowledge and encouragement.
I am also grateful for my sweet hubs who, even though he’s been miserably sick, has supported me 100% this weekend and been my constant cheerleader. I am so blessed to have a husband who is my #1 fan…in everything I do.
I am feeling so blessed today.

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daily affirmations {day 122}

holy cow, today I am grateful for this video which made my day and for the people in my life who cheer me on like this, make me feel like I can do all good things, make me love my whole house and pajamas and hair cuts. I love this girl’s spirit and energy and heart. so good.

recovery day 2 {day 110}

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today I am thankful for long, restful naps, a card of encouragement, texts reminding me I’m being prayed for, dinner delivered from jenni (which was awesome), and dark chocolate sea salt popcorn. I don’t know if I could describe to you how much these things encourage my spirit.

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dalmatians {day 101}



just kidding about the dalmatians.

tonight I am grateful for a hot meal (that my hubby sweetly prepared–we’re real adults, we made a ham!) and for his constant words of encouragement. I am so blessed to have a hubs who serves me practically and who encourages me in everything I do, even if it’s 100 days of blogging. 🙂

encouragement {day 98}

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today I am grateful for the tons of moments of encouragement I’ve gotten this week. please don’t get me wrong, I know there are a lot of people who have much more difficult things going on than me. my heart is hurting for this young family. I have much to be grateful for. still though, life is messy and hard and we all need some encouragement sometimes. I’m so grateful that I have precious friends who encourage my heart with joy, laughter, understanding, and reminders of God’s promises. Especially when I am discouraged I need to be reminded of who God is and (as the song ^ says) how great His affections are for me.

What song, verse or quote encourages your heart, friend?