thursday thankful list

Posted on: Thursday, March 3, 2016

i’m been feeling a little off lately and i’ve caught myself being too quick to be pessimistic, worried and anxious. and i don’t like to admit that, but it feels good to just type those words out and be honest and share! when i’m feeling this way and shifting into a not-so-great mindset, it’s important for me to take a step back and re-focus. to pray, to read, to meditate, to remember who i am and why i’m here. to remember that living life being scared and worried isn’t a good way to live at all, but that seeking the light and good in all things and in the every day is.

i used to share thursday thankful lists every single week and i miss that practice – of remembering and sharing the big and little things that make life special and amazing. so that’s what i’m going to try to start doing more of, both on this blog and journaling alone before bed.

on sunday at church, i heard these simple words that i’m telling myself over and over and over: “every day is an opportunity to say thank you for blessings seen and unseen.” every single day. every time i feel a wave of worry, anxiety, confusion —  i simply want to find something to be grateful for. my life is surrounded by so many beautiful and amazing things – seen and unseen – to be thankful for, and it’s important to keep seeking that, even when it feels hard to do so.

that being said, today’s thankful list took longer than usual to put together…but here’s where i’m at. i am choosing to take today to jump on the opportunity to say thank you – for any and all things, seen and unseen. this is what i’m thankful for!

learning new things – went to a pickling class last night!
advice from my mom
flowers – always, always, always.
grace
being loved even when i don’t deserve it
this verse: “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
sleeping in
a new baby in the family – yay for little ruby!
stretching
“we deserve 2 {or 3} pastries” breakfast dates with nicole!
phone calls with grandpa
a justin beiber soulcycle ride with ali. SO FUN.
seeing photos of scout {my sister’s saint bernard puppy!}
re-watching old disney movies
seeing vance joy in concert last week! so, so good.
how helpful brian has been with all my blog technical things!
cooking meals at home
God’s faithfulness
anthropologie catalogues in the mail
remembering how significant and loved you are
planning trips!
kindness from strangers
that i’ll get to wear my rain boots this weekend! {hello full week of rain}
having three little sisters



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