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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oops {day 327} (really late)

apparently all it takes to break a 300-something day habit (GOOD HABIT) is a five day vacation. yikes. sorry I’ve been failing so miserably. I will try to get back on board.


I am beyond grateful for my sweet husband, who works really hard to make me feel loved and cherished and valued. even on my most irritable days, I know that I am blessed beyond belief to be loved so well.

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thirty! {day 279}




from breakfast and (awesome) presents in bed,
to awesome texts and phone calls and messages from amazing friends and family,
to homemade cards and an afternoon spent like this:

to Ollie’s and gf birthday brownies

(that picture is a little creeptastic)
I felt so blessed and loved today.
thirty is feeling pretty good so far. 🙂

blessed. {day 146}

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I’m grateful for creative (delicious) meals we are dreaming up now that we are gluten free. I am also very, very grateful for how much better sweet hubby is feeling since we switched.




I am also very grateful for how well my hubs loves me, and how he cares for me in both big and little ways (journaling to me, caring for me and the house when I’m not feeling well, starting dinner so I don’t have to do it all when I get home). I’m so grateful for him and often feel challenged by his generous and kind spirit. (I’m also grateful for our crazy dog who felt like he needed to read the journal with me.)

I also got to spend some time talking to my dear friend jen tonight and got to listen to her daughter say “hi brina” over and over. it was so precious.