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

fundraiser {day 199}

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tonight I am exhausted, but grateful. We did a fundraiser today at the theater I manage for Lurie Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). I am grateful for the kindness and generosity of strangers and loved ones, who donated, helped and encouraged. I am also grateful for the owner of our company, who is extremely generous, for my awesome friends who donated raffle prizes, and for my sweet hubs who stayed there with me all day to help set up, take donations and give information. I am so lucky to have a husband who is so supportive.
I am also so thankful for Harlow, who is a living, giggling, dancing little miracle (and who gives really good hugs). Loved visits from her and her family, mom and Riley and a few other friends. I am blessed.

also, don’t forget to get entered in our giveaway. it’s a really good one! it will end at 11:59 pm cst tomorrow (Monday the 25th). you have up to 4 chances to win!

kindness {day 147, but late, oops!}

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my Friday did not start off very well. woke up with a sore throat and got to work (an hour away) to realize my gas tank was on empty and, to my dismay, my wallet was on the counter. at home.
sweet hubs was going to drive out and bring me my wallet and stay for a date night, but then he got sick. 😦
so I’m grateful for my employee who lent me money without me having to ask so I could get home, for the awesome lady from the bank I use from work who also offered, for my mom who was willing to drive a half hour to bring me money if it came to that, and for sweet hubs who was getting creative looking for western unions and road rangers nearby. awesome people surrounding you make a crappy and frustrating situation so much better.

sorry this post is late. I was snuggling my sick hubs and trying to defeat the elusive challenges in temple run until I fell asleep. 🙂

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.