May 21, 2015

No Place I'd Rather Be

You know the song, right? The line 'No Place I'd Rather Be' always struck a cord with me whenever I listened to the song. Something about it made me sit back and think, no matter where I was when I heard the music.

In the normal hubbub of the day, sometimes I get so stuck thinking about the past and worrying about the future that I miss the present moment right in front of me. I let the craziness of the world envelope me and forget to take stock in who I am and what I have in my life. So today I'm celebrating me, in this moment.

I'm a believer of Christ.

I'm a daughter.

I'm a sister.

I'm an aunt.

I'm a daughter in law. 

I'm a WIFE!

I'm a kickball player.

I'm a loyal friend. 

I'm a fitness fiend. 

I'm a blogger.

I'm athletic, lovable, stubborn, crazy, supportive and a lil bit loud. 

I have big dreams and big aspirations. 

I am read to face the world and make my mark. I'm excited for my future and the goals that have been set. But, I'm alyso content in who I am and where I am right now. I have the love of a wonderful family and the support of amazing friends. I have a roof over my head and a job that brings in money. And I have an amazing husband that helps provide for our small family of two, who loves me unconditionally, who does the lil things I never see to make life easier, who makes me laugh constantly, who supports me in his own way and who is my best friend. 

In this moment, on the couch with the TV playing one of our favorite shows and my husband's hand on my knee, I am immersed in a sense of joy and thanksgiving. Life is wonderfully good and there's definitely no place I'd rather be.

***I mentioned yesterday that I was guest posting on Candace's blog, but it did't go live until the afternoon. I figured I'd promote it one more time today, just because :)!***

inspiration found *here*

 Linking up with *megan* *kristin* and *annie*

28 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Such a sweet post!! I love the little moments of when no one else is around and it's just you and your hubby being you - no need to talk but you're doing your thing and he's doing his, but you couldn't be happier - those are my favorites! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kristy @ Rejoice and Repeat said...

So sweet! We all have something to offer if we'd just embrace who God has made us. Take on the world!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Aw so sweet! Love this! Sometimes its nice to just stop and appreciate the little things!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

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Cory (playdates and prescriptions) said...

I love this so much! And yes, I love that song!!
Beautiful pic, too! :)

Sara said...

I think we all get caught up in the past and the worries sometimes. It's so nice to take a few moments just to think about all the blessings and all the good things we have going for us.

Alana Livingston said...

So sweet! Also, that is one of the most beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen!
Loved your post on Candace's blog yesterday!

Brianne said...

Love this post. You are so many wonderful things.

carissajade said...

I absolutely love this post. It made me happy about who I am and where I am too! I needed this positivity this morning!

Julia said...

Love this!! I've been thinking a lot about contentment lately and trying to focus on all the wonderful things I have in my life now instead of feeling like I'm always looking to the future, someday when this happens or someday when I get to this milestone. This is such a good reminder!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

yes you are all of these wonderful things!! it's always great to celebrate yourself and not be ashamed to do it. being content with who you are and what you have in your life is the true meaning of happiness xoxoxox

Amanda Bullard said...

Wonderful post! xo Amanda

Courtney B said...

It's easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of the past or the dreams of the future... but living in the now is the most important and I think you do an amazing job of it! And YES to all of the above on your list! You are incredible and I'm so lucky to know you!

Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls said...

Love this post! We all have a lot to be thankful for and you're right, sometimes we get so caught up in the future that we forget to stop and think about the here now. Thank you for the little reminder :)
Winks and Eyerolls

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love this post girl! I find myself forgetting to live in the moment and appreciate all the amazing things/people in my life. Especially this weekend, I can't wait to unplug and just live in the beautiful moments :)

Erin LFF said...

Beautifully said my friend! One of my biggest struggles is being content with the 'right now' but I've made a lot of progress over the years. It's easy to sometimes overlook how GREAT our lives really are. What a wonderful reminder today :)

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Love this so much, such a sweet post! We should all be happy on where we are in life and enjoy it!

Jen said...

I love everything about this post, I especially love that last photo. :)

Jessica said...

So important to take the time every now and then to be grateful for the present things in life. And you certainly have a lot to be thankful for, sweet girl! I am SO guilty of always looking to the future, and sometimes missing out on the current blessings that I have been given. Having children has made me realize how important it is to not rush time away. They grow so fast, I don't want to miss even a second, so I try hard to appreciate every minute now!

Jess said...

I'm so guilty of doing this too! I have made myself stop and really enjoy because I look at my kids and see them growing up so fast. When I get frustrated because Emmy is up more that usual at night I look at her nursing in the dim light and just treasure those moments with her because she's growing so quickly.

The Pink Growl said...

Love this post! well said! And I love that song too! it always is a great reminder for me too.

Rebecca Jo said...

You go girl!!!! Be content in who you are in the NOW :)

Carolyn said...

What a sweet post! :) I've been trying to remember this exact thing - so important!!!! Thanks for sharing love bug!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love!! You are most definitely an amazing woman and I'm so happy I've gotten to know you through blogging!

Kay R. said...

Such a perfectly sweet post! Your blog puts a smile on my face every time!

Kay R. said...

Such a perfectly sweet post! Your blog puts a smile on my face every time!

Ashley said...

What a sweet post! Great reminder to remember what we have right now!