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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sick day #742 {day 240}

okay, the title may be a *slight* exaggeration, but man, being sick is BORING.
So today I’m grateful for these things that either comforted or amused me.

get well notes from sweet hubs on the bathroom mirror.

this guy who loves snuggling more than life itself, and who spent a good amount of time chasing the light from a laser pointer around our backyard at very high speeds. it was pretty funn

and for my hubby’s willingness to feed my marker addiction so I could make these




they aren’t masterpieces or anything, but I enjoyed working on them while under (doctor, not judge, ordered) house arrest.

also in HUGE and exciting news, Miss Harlow got to go home today!! She has been really anxious to be home, so I am grateful that she’s snuggled up in her own cozy bed tonight. Right now it’s sounding like they’ll be home for a few-several days while waiting on pathology results, and then for the tumor board to meet and come up with a plan. Once those things happen, the next steps (beginning treatment) will likely happen very quickly. Please keep praying for all those pieces for Harlow and her sweet family.

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case of the Mondays {day 185}

I don’t know about you, but we’ve got a pretty serious case of the Mondays over here. Sweet hubs came home sick and my stomach was being crazy today.


I spent the evening resting and covered in puppies. nothing cuter than puppies snuggling each other and you.

also got to spend some time with my sweet friend claire at chick-fil-a. (maybe not the world’s wisest choice considering how crappy I was feeling, but definitely good for the soul).

so tonight I’m grateful for waffle fries, giggles, and being covered in puppies.

what are YOU grateful for today?

p.s. I’ve got an awesome giveaway coming up soon…hopefully the end of this week or beginning of next. stay tuned, you won’t want to miss it!!

sick day 2 {day 150}

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today I am grateful for my crockpot and bread maker which allowed sweet hubs to have hot soup and fresh (gluten-free) bread for dinner, instead of the canned soup of the last two days, without me having to spend hours in the kitchen. I’ve thankfully avoided hubby’s illness, but I’m not feeling super either, so rest was nice.

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sick day {day 91}


today I came home sick from work. 😦 It’s only the second time in my nearly two years at my job. I’m grateful for my sweet husband who has taken great care of me all day, and for my assistant managers who all switched their plans for the day to cover so I could come home.
Being sick is no fun, but having a sweet family that takes good care of me makes it much more bearable.

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