Encouraged

Sometimes life can get us down. Whether it's our job, our family, our finances.... or some combination of those and more, life gets messy. And in those times, I am so thankful for the people who encourage me on a regular basis. The people who pour into my heart and soul, who keep me in their prayers, who challenge me and continually encourage me to be the best version of myself.


Jared- above all, encourages me. Every single day. Even when his job stinks or when he is preoccupied with worries, he finds a way to lift me up. He finds ways to encourage me to pursue my dreams-- dreams that might not even seem realistic right now, but he believes in me and pushes me to achieve them.


My parents- who have more wisdom on more topics than anyone I know. I can call and vent on my way home from work and by the end of the conversation they usually have me laughing about one thing or another. I think I know where I get my crazy from ;)


Lacey & Kayla- These two girls mean the world to me. From random picture texts at the perfect timing, to emailing and G-chatting during our work days, they are ALWAYS there. They both believe in me, believe in my dreams and much of my confidence comes from our friendships.

Bloggers- Your blogs challenge me and entertain me daily, and I really mean that. They challenge me to try new things, to be a better blogger, to go after my goals. Your blogs make me laugh, DAILY. Sometimes I don't know how I'd get through a workday without Carolyn, Robin, Jen... and many MANY more!!

I know I often take for granted the wonderful people I have in my life, but I honestly couldn't be who I am today without these people. So who has encouraged you lately? Better yet- who can YOU encourage today??

22 comments

  1. I love this post! It is a great reminder of the many people I have in my life that encourage me!

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  2. This was such a sweet post : ) You have definitely been an encouragement to me during this difficult time in my life. So thankful for you!

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  3. I love this post...it is nice to see that I am not the only one who can feel down! Isn't it lovely to have such a wonderful support system?! And by the way...I need to pick your brain on wedding planning!

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  4. This is just a perfect post! Sometime I forget I can encourage others and not just depend on them to encourage me!

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  5. Love this!! You def encourage me girl!! I love your honesty!! :)

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  7. Wow this is so true! It's so easy to get wrapped up in the tough stuff that I forget about all the incredible people who make getting through the tough stuff possible. So look - you encouraged me today (to be thankful and to pass it on)! :) Great post!

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  8. This is so perfect. We definitely all need some encouragement at times.

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  9. Love this post!!! This is too sweet :) I hope your parents read your blog, and if they don't, you should definitely share this with them!!

    xo

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  10. This was so refreshing to read. Needed this today. Much LOVE right back at you!

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  11. Ahhh love this!! I always feel SO special when I get a shout out! Especially after a tiring day, I was looking forward to stopping for a minute and reading your post...and it obviously made my day! I'm so happy you have such an amazing support system, and I'm honored to be even a little part of it :) LOVE YOU and the gorgeousness that is that first picture.

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  12. What a great reminder to just stop and enjoy the little things in life, for those are some of the most important (and free)

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  13. aww, love this post. It's easy to get bummed sometimes I know I had a little stint last week where I was feeling pretty blah. blogging totally helps me get over it! Along with my husband and little man of course:)

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  14. Great reminders sweet girl! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. That was really sweet... :)


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  16. This is such a great post! I love deeper Erin :) I really need to visit Cincy so I can give you a big hug!!

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  17. This is really sweet. I feel the same way about my parents. How smart are they, right?

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  18. Such a sweet post! And i feel so lucky to have so many in my life that encourage & support me, too. :)

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  19. Love this post! I'm so happy I found your blog, you are such a sweetheart & I can relate to pretty much every one of your posts and I love that! So happy you started your blog! :)

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