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July 9, 2015

Gratitude Lately

Lately I'm thankful for playing in the dirt and the sweetness of summer.

For parental units that make doing life so fun.

For small things like sprinkles and how they remind us it's okay to be a kid at heart.

For summer brews and great conversations.

For this city that I love to explore and the people that make adventuring twice as fun.

For fresh blooms in thrifted mason jars.

For date nights driving with the windows down and spontaneous ice cream stops.

For snuggly Beasts and the unconditional love they provide.

For time at the family cabin that reminds me to breathe and renews my tired spirit.


And today I am thankful for YOU, who keep showing up even when I have been distracted and uninspired. I am starting to feel like myself again as my work life has calmed, and I spent time away to restore what I was missing. Cheers to new beginnings...

Here's to gratitude and how it makes life fuller, and the smallest things more than enough. As always, thanks for the inspiration, Today's Letters!

  //  What are you thankful for today? //

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  1. This is the sweetest...just like you :) I'm thankful for the sun that is shining in my office window! Annnd it probably shouldn't go unnoticed that I'm now craving a donut hardcore. Thanks for that ;)

    26 and Not Counting

  2. Lindsay OtisJuly 09, 2015

    I love this idea! It's always the simple thing that make me the happiest! that donut looks delishhhh too!

    not a mom

  3. So many great moments! I love working in my yard during summer very much! Just planted a small container garden last night. Felt so good! ;)

    Take care and keep in touch!

    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up! :)


  4. I loved reading this and seeing these little (and big) joys! It makes me stop and think about what I'm thankful for too. Today, I'm thankful that it's almost Friday and also for the chocolate (Dove dark chocolate promises...mmmm) that I just ate :)

  5. Nothing like the simple pleasures of summer to bring stress levels down! We had a sudden summer rainstorm this Sunday afternoon (which, when you live in the desert, is a welcome thing!) Sitting on the covered patio with two sleeping dogs snoozing in my lap listening to the rain...just what the doctor ordered!

  6. Thanks for making me want to run out and buy a donut! Those sprinkles look delicious!! I love that you take the time to do this. Hope you're having a great day, friend!

  7. It is always a great thing to remember to be grateful and take a moment to think about it. Beautiful post :)

  8. My Thankful Friday for the week will come out tomorrow! But, for today, I'm thankful that a sweet friend asked my advice today on being an empty nester. It took our friendship to the next level. Loved your gratitude list!!

  9. I'm thankful for summer and upcoming vacations!


  10. Aww thanks Jess! :) A little sunshine is good for the soul, eh? Yes, seeing that photo again makes me crave a super sprinkly LaMar's donut like WOAH!

  11. Aww thanks Lindsay! A little gratitude is very much needed today and everyday!

  12. Oh yes, working in the garden is a great thing to be thankful for. I love getting my hands dirty and seeing the fruits of my labor - it's so amazing!

  13. Thanks Shea! Yes, I think chocolate (aka: little pieces of sanity) are an excellent thing to be thankful for!

  14. Oh my gosh, that sounds so amazing and relaxing. I love sitting on the patio with a cup of coffee and watching the rain - so peaceful!

  15. Hahahaha! It sounds like I owe you a delicious donut, my friend! What a jerk of me not to have a post where you can just reach in and grab whatever you want to sample! ;) Hope to see you SOON!

  16. Why thank you, Lindsay! I absolutely agree - a little gratitude puts everything into perspective.

  17. Aww that's a really sweet thing to be thankful for! It must feel great to know you are a good friend who others gravitate to for advice and connecting with - you go girl! I need to check out your Thankful Friday posts ASAP! :)

  18. Ummm AMEN! Where the heck are you crazy kids going?! Did you pick a place to adventure?

  19. love this post! sprinkles, beer, and florals!

  20. Hahaha my 3 faves! Thanks lady!


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