November 5, 2015

Attitude of Gratitude

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Life is good and I am grateful everyday. Well, at least I try to be grateful. I am in no way perfect and quite often fall victim to sulking when life hands me a curve ball. But, I've recently really tried to find blessings every day and have begun writing down things I'm grateful for at the end of every night. Some are serious, some are superficial and some are HUGE, but they all encompass my heart of thankfulness. Shelly and Holly are hosting an 'Attitude of Gratitude' link up this month and I am super stoked to jump on the thankful train. #youshouldjointoo #thankfultrainchoochoo

Today I am thankful for. . .

... my blog and all the beautiful friendships I've formed in this Internet space ...

... friends who push me outside my comfort zone to be better and to try something new ...

... warm cups of hot cocoa with EXTRA WHIPPED cream...

... BODYPUMP. It has made me strong and fit and I can't wait to teach and share the power with others ...

... my body and my health. I constantly ask my body to perform under tough circumstances and for the most part it doesn't let me down. I know many people do not have the gift of good health and I am honestly thankful every day that I can continue to be an athlete and push my body to the limits...

... free airline drink tickets. I hate flying and a glass of wine helps keep me calm...

... sunny bright days with white puffy clouds in the sky. The weather this week has been beyond gorgeous and I am thankful for a few extra 70 degree days under my belt. I'll be sad when the cold comes, so for now I'm rejoicing in the sweet warmth Mother Nature granted us....

... a new baby announcement from my bestest L and a new birth with my friend Lo. #yaybabies

... makeup that helps hide my tired eyes and makeup that is fun and helps me feel pretty when I need a boost...

...soft, fleece blankets. I love cuddling up on the couch in my pink blankie after dinner, it's the best...

… BLATES! #icantwaitformyblate...

... kickball. Oh kickball, you've brought a lot of fabulousness into my life and I'm eternally grateful you brought me my husband. Seriously, we met on a social kickball team. I've traveled to more states for kickball than I did my entire college soccer career and we've created so many memories together and with friends. It's been amazing have my sisters join our team and the family vacays have only gotten better each tournament. Thank you, big red ball, for bringing so much joy, fun, laughter and happiness into my life...

What are things you are grateful for today? Will you be joining the linkup?

Linking up *here* &*here* & here and here & with*kristin*& *annie*

43 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

Oh yes to cozy drinks and makeup haha!! I can't imagine life without my blogging friendships - it's amazing! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Holly @ While I'm Waiting... said...

Thank you so much for joining us! I love how this month makes us focus on those things we sometimes overlook! Have a blessed day and hope you enjoy some snuggles in your pink blanket while sipping on some hot cocoa real soon! ;) That sounds heavenly!

Queen In Between said...

Love this list! Today is going to be one of those days I am thankful for makeup...it may be a double eyeliner kind of day. Thanks so much for joining us!

Lindsey @ Brushing our way through life said...

I have a love/hate relationship with Bodypump! I love how I feel after, but have the hardest time getting there. I also don't know what I would do without makeup!
I'm hosting a Thankful Thursday link up today. I'd love if you'd link up!

http://www.brushingourwaythroughlife.blogspot.com

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

I love the idea of writing down something to be thankful for everyday. I too, sometimes let little things get me down when there is truly so much to be thankful for! Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

I like this detailed list :)

You should link up to The Balanced Life's IG gratefull challenge...she's giving away prizes for people who join in!
http://thebalancedlifeonline.com/finding-balance/30-day-gratitude-challenge/

Also, I have been absolutely craving hot chocolate lately. I think this just means I'm ready to sit on the couch and watch Christmas movies.

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Love this! I'm making it a point to really take a step back and be more grateful this month. We have so much to be thankful for, both the big and little things!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I love snuggling up with a blanket during the winter, especially one that's super soft. And when you add hot cocoa, I think that's the perfect night! We seriously all have so much to be thankful for this year!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So many things to be grateful for! Super excited for our blate tomorrow and yes to hot chocolate with ALL the whipped cream! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

ah i love this post! it's so good to list all the stuff we're grateful for to remind us about how many amazing things we have in our lives! excited for tomorrow chica!!

xoxo cheshire kat

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

Love this, yes to makeup and airline drink tickets! And especially to good health - every time I'm hating a work out I remind myself how fortunate I am to be healthy enough to exercise in the first place.

Elle Sees said...

i'm into all cozy things at the moment--just that time to relax and do some self-care.

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

I'm so thankful for my blog as well! I feel like lately I have been able to "meet" so many more bloggers! It's been so fun! Have a wonderful Thursday!

xo

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Concealer is seriously my bff, my tired eyes just look drab in the winter! I wish I had more blates, but can't wait to hear more about yours!!

Illegally Blonde said...

I am thankful for... You! And well tons of stuff lately, my sweet baby E, my husband, my job, our home, my puppies, this breakfast sandwich I am chowing down on.... ya get the drift. Life is good!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love this. Definitely what I needed to see today! There is so much to be thankful for but unfortunately at times I can get bogged down by what is wrong, not what is good in life. Thanks for the reminder today friend!

christina @ the new mrs said...

Love this! I love giving thanks every day for big and small.. sometimes it's easy to forget the small but those are some of the best!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Its such a good idea to start writing down things you are grateful for, I definitely want to start doing this too! There are so many things to be grateful for and this time of year is the perfect time to recognize it!

Rebecca Jo said...

I've been doing a Thankful Thursday link up all year long - you should add yours to mine :)

Liz Jo said...

Yes to hot cocoa and whip cream!! It's really important to find the good in everyday, even on the bad ones. Those are the most important.

liz @ sundays with sophie

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

I'm all about the warm drinks and fleece blankets lately!

Jen said...

I really love this post, so many great things to be thankful for. :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

I always love all the warm fuzzies and positivity over here! Yay for free plane tickets, kickball, and extra whipped cream <3

Green Fashionista

Nat said...

What I good idea, it's always a good reminder to remember how good most of us have it. Free airline drink tickets are best and nothing beats hot cocoa with extra whip cream and marshmallows for me.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Love posts like these! There are so many things to be thankful for in our everyday lives! :) Makeup has definitely been on my list, too! lol

Life with Lolo said...

Such a great list and a great reminder to be thankful! I always am so grateful for my health and the ability to do things like kickball too! I subbed in a friends league game last week and it made me think of you! Also I'm very jealous you got a few extra days in the 70s, I'm needing those fuzzy blankets and hot cocoa here now that we've dipped down in to the 40s for highs. Ick!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

So much to be thankful for. I love lists like this because it makes you appreciate everything! Did I miss it, who are you meeting? Blates are the best!

Sara McCarty said...

Yay to all of this! Particularly warm beverages and free airline drinks! :)

Brianne said...

I am so stopping at the store after work to get some whipped cream to go in my hot chocolate. It's going to be rainy all night & that seems like the perfect way to spend the night. Now if only it was a Friday...or a Saturday ha.

Emily said...

Im with ya on free airline drinks! You would think with all the traveling I do, I would be accustomed to is but NO still a scaredy cat for any hint of turbulence. Anyways having a drink helps for sure! lol

Kristin DiCristofano said...

This month is the best! I love taking a step back to be grateful for not just the big things in life but the small things. I love the idea of writing down something every night :)

emily @ a little bit of emily said...

This is such a great post idea! I definitely am going to steal it from you! I love the hot chocolate with whipped cream...yum! A mix of fun and really special things is just perfect!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Just started following you, and I love this idea. I've always really liked the saying, "Stop focusing on how stressed you are, and remember how blessed you are." It's easy to get caught up in the moment sometimes and have a pity party, but I think when you shift your focus towards the positive aspects in your life, everything else doesn't seem so bad.

Michelle said...

Joined the link up too. Of course, you will be reading my Thankful Friday posts again and again. Can never not be to grateful. Loved every one of yours on the list.

Emily said...

Thank you for reminding me to be thankful. <3 So essential, and yet so easy to forget!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I missed it - who are you meeting this weekend?

Gratitude is the attitude. I love it!

Kendra Petrellese said...

What a fun idea-especially for this month! Love having the opportunity to reflect on all the things we are grateful for even though sometimes they may get overlooked! Thanks for sharing!

Myra said...

So much yes with the hot cocoa and EXTRA whipped cream! And now I'm craving that something fierce, haha. I love this idea of posting up things we're grateful for, so I might have to jump in next time :) x

Kait said...

Amen to makeup that hides my tired eyes and for a wonderful blog community :)

Candace Shiflet said...

I love these posts!! They have been all over blog world today and I just love it so much :) I also LOVE extra whip cream in my hot coco haha and FLEECE blankets are my favorite. My philosophy is you can NEVER have too many extra blankets :) haha Target has such cute ones, just sayin.

xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

amanda @ as the wine cork turns said...

thanks for the reminder to always be thankful!! it's so easy to get caught up in what's going wrong

Jessica (The Newly) said...

An attitude of gratefulness makes for the absolute happiest of people! I am trying to be more grateful myself, and to teach both Caleb and Vivian to be thankful. So, so important!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

what a fun link up :)
girl i am ALWAYS thankful for extra whipped cream. haha you are like my whipped cream soul mate. that sounds super odd, but i know you get me ;)