Thankful Thursday | A Weekly List of Gratitude

Can we talk about what a collectively rough and crappy week this has been?  From the earthquake in Mexico to the toddler getting hit in the face by a foul ball at that baseball game to several of my friends having deaths in their families.  It just seems like there was no shortage of bad news anywhere.  And to top things off, I have been feeling so blue lately.  Trust me when I say random bouts of depression suck!
If I could ask you guys for one favor this week, it would be to pray and/or send out positive vibes into the universe.  The world as a whole could use a more positive week next week.  I feel like our hope is dwindling a bit.  Let’s combat all this negativity and sadness with some positive energy, love, and outpourings of support and compassion!

What I’m Thankful For This Week

Safety |  Hurricane Irma came and went.  Thankfully by the time she reached our area, she had been downgraded to a tropical storm.  While some businesses and neighbors in our area experienced some storm-related damages and power outages, we emerged with just a yard of debris of the loose twigs and fallen leaves variety. 
For a while, I did worry that one of our neighbor’s pine tree was going to fall.  That tree was flapping and swaying in the wind almost as bad as one those inflatable dancing men thingies.  Thankfully, it held on for dear life and is still standing.
IKEA |  I was in the Queen City this week and of course, I couldn’t pass up the chance to stop by one of my favorite stores – IKEA!  It was just the place I needed to visit to help with inspiration for Moo’s room and the kids’ bathroom.  Moo’s current room isn’t very big and her bed eats up most her floor space.
Being in IKEA and seeing all the room setups helped us to come up with a room layout that will up open up her floor space drastically.  This means that she can finally get the desk she’s been eyeing.  Also, I got to get an in-person look at what our future kitchen cabinets will look like.  Y’all, I’m so excited!!
Snuggles + Kind Words |  I think the kids picked up on the dip in my mood this week because they’ve been doing an extra great job of giving me more hugs, snuggles and words of love.  I don’t think they fully grasp how much these things mean to me, but I hope they will in the future.  Now if only we can make it to the end of this bickering stage they seem to be stuck in.
Fall |  Can you guys believe the first day of Fall starts tomorrow?!!  😍😍🍂  I’m so excited and thankfully because it’s one of my two favorite seasons of the year.   The temps have already started to drop and the bugs have already started to go into hiding (or whatever it is that they do).  I can’t wait to squeeze in more grilling time and time out in the yard now that the sun isn’t blazing.
I hope everyone has a great first day of Fall tomorrow!  Don’t forget to put our positive vibes and show some kindness!
What are you grateful for this week?  Let me know in the comments below. 

1 Comment

  1. Miss Dre

    September 23, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I enjoy reading your lists of gratitude! I think it's so sweet that your little ones gave you more hugs, snuggles, and kind words this week. Our little ones can always seem to tell when we need that extra love the most. When you find out how to calm the bickering, please let me know. Mine do that more than anything! Happy First Day of Fall to you. I'm so looking forward to grilling out more and wearing boots!

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