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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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.

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curl up with a good book {day 193}


tonight I am so grateful, that after a very long and busy work day, I came home to my advanced reader copy of this book. first, because being an advance reader makes me feel really cool and second, because curling up with a good book after a long day is literally one of my favorite feelings in the whole world.

I will post more about the book in a few weeks, but I’m grateful for the book, for Shauna’s faith and honesty, and for my community that I share life with.

birthday and books {day 112}

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first and most importantly, today is my mom’s 50th birthday! there are millions of reasons to be thankful for my mom, but among them are these: she gives 100% to every person in her life and then she gives some more, she hangs out with me when I feel like crap and even does amazingly kind things like clean our fridge when I just had surgery and can’t, and she loves people so much. she is amazing, and I’m so thankful to have her.


I’m thankful for this book which reminds me that some days it doesn’t always make sense and some days even the sweet feels a little bit difficult. also grateful for my sweet husband who understands when I cry after good biopsy results because I’m relieved and because sometimes the good and bad are so intermingled that it’s hard to not feel both emotions deeply and together.


and I’m thankful for this stuff, which is pretty dang good.