Thankful Thursday: Be Encouraging

When you find yourself in one of those mud puddles of life things can get weird. You may discover that, not unlike Meredith Grey, you too, can be “dark and twisty.” It’s OK don’t feel bad, there are plenty of DTPs of the world. You know, Dark and Twisty People. I have come across a…

Thankful Thursday: Gratitude Rabbit Hole

  If you took the time to read G’s blog the other day on cultivating gratitude through a happy journal you may have been inspired to go out and buy some new, colorful pens and a notebook.  I love Target and office supplies so the temptation was real, but I was in the middle of…

Thankful Thursday: Being an Aunt

If you follow along with any sort of regularity or you actually know me in real life, you’ve figured out, I don’t have children. It was a choice and, again, if you know me, you can attest, it was a good one 🙂 But I am an Aunt to four wild, wacky, zany and delightful…

Thankful Thursday: You’re Welcome

If you have watched television at all in the last decade you know that there are a fair amount of commercials advertising new drugs on the market for heartburn, restless leg syndrome, diabetes and the list goes on and on.  You also know that most of the commercials involve warning you about all of the…

Thankful Thursday: Grandpa Bob

  Today, I want to give a shout out to the late, great Grandpa Bob.  He was my hubby’s grandfather and while he passed away several years ago he has been on my mind.  To me, Grandpa Bob was a fun, sweet-talking man who was always busy doing something. I knew him for years before…

Thankful Thursday: The Hubby

The only time I typically veer off the sarcasm or self-deprecation train is when I am writing about my girls or my close friends.  I guess I don’t feel like they will get a big head if I talk about their awesomeness because my friends deserve a shout out for just being my friend and…

Thankful Thursday: Safe Travels

Last Saturday, my oldest daughter and I embarked on a cross-country road trip to Nashville.  She is officially moving down south to go to school with the added benefit of living with her sister.  Lots of feels around another daughter leaving the state and being over a thousand miles away, but I’ll save that for…

Thankful Thursday: Unexpected Blessings

Over the holiday break, I started reading E2 by Pam Grout. I am late to the party because Lowi has already read it — probably the day it was released or something. I heard about it from her but then it was referenced in another book I was reading recently and so I did what…

Thankful Thursday: Finding Gratitude

Sometimes when writing a daily blog we struggle because we feel like our subject matter needs to be worthy of actually writing.  You might be saying to yourself, “duh.”  The reality is though when you put yourself out there to write 5 days/week you don’t always have something worth saying.  Having two of us certainly…

Thankful Thursday: Life & Roller Coasters

  You know that little saying about life not having to be perfect to be wonderful?  It’s one of those things we all know logically, but secretly we really just want things to be a little closer to perfect than the other end of the spectrum.   We all have days that we just move…

Thankful Thursday: Remember to Laugh

When life gets busy, and hectic, and difficult and often all at the same time we can get serious. We become rigid about life. We become insulated. Our edges get rougher and sharper. It’s our own protective mechanism. Porcupines get prickly and, frankly, so do we. It’s why we melt down at the grocery this…