Oct 15, 2015

Thankful this Thursday

Today's post is inspired by my SIL's post yesterday and other bloggers who regularly post about being thankful (Hi, Cari!) This time of year it's easy to start feeling the pressure or stress of upcoming holidays and obligations and how in the world I'll fit everything into my schedule. I know I'm not alone in those feelings; somehow our calendars just continually fill up faster and faster, month after month and at times its overwhelming. But today, I just want to be thankful for many of those things that keep me busy, rather than letting them have a negative effect on me.

I'm thankful for our house. Jared, if you're reading this- stop laughing ;) I know I might complain about how it's old, how we have the world's tiniest kitchen and how I can't wait to move... but I'm still thankful we have a roof over our head and the means to pay for it. We bought this house a little over four years ago and I'm thankful we started our marriage in a home we'll cherish forever. I still remember opening our wedding gifts after our honeymoon and being giddy out of our minds that we were homeowners.







I'm thankful for my health. After an up and down year dealing with an injury, I am so thankful I can go to the gym anytime I want and push myself to be better. I should probably do that a little more often ;)

I'm thankful for warm apple cider. Yes, this deserves it's own line item today.

I'm thankful for friends near and far. My circle might be small, but my circle rocks. It's hard when those busy schedules keep us from each other, but I know they're always just a text, call or ridiculous snapchat away.

I'm thankful that I live in a place with all four seasons. Now sure, winter is my least favorite (who likes to drive in snow and scrape ice off cars?!) but it's still beautiful and always exciting.

I'm thankful for puppies, for doctors and nurses who take care of people every single day, for cute nieces that make me smile, for phone calls with my grandparents, for Disney movies and for a marriage that grows every day. Here's to being more thankful every single day- and not just waiting until Thanksgiving rolls around ;)


33 comments:

  1. I love reading gratitude posts. I'm thankful for Mexican food. I'm sure you meant to include that one ;)

    Also, was that a wedding cake topper? I LOVE IT. Congrats on your Bengals being awesome. I cheer for them now because of you (when my Vikes aren't playing) and they are having a great season so far :)

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  2. Yes, friend! I'm all about year-round gratitude! I love how often you talk about being thankful for Jared - your marriage is seriously what I aspire to have with Wheat. I couldn't agree more that apple cider deserves its own special line.

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  3. What a fabulous post, lady! I've started to be more thankful and grateful each day and my mindset changed incredibly. When we realize what we have it's hard to be upset about what we don't. I'm thankful for friends like you that help keep things in perspective.

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  4. I love sharing things I'm grateful for! I've been sharing something I'm grateful for on Facebook since the 1st of September and I plan to go through Thanksgiving :)

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  5. Awww this is so sweet! And I was just telling Boyfriend's niece last night about the amazing warm apple cider at a place near our house--SOOOO thankful for it!

    Lauren :)
    ohheyilikethat.blogspot.com

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  6. So many wonderful things to be thankful for! It's always so good to stop and smell the roses :)

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  7. I'm thankful for all four seasons as well... except in the middle of the winter when the roads are crummy and my normally 30 minute commute takes 2+ hours... then it's not fun :P

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  8. Your friend circle can be as big as you wish it to be - like I'm always telling everyone, its quality of quantity. As we get older we realize that more and more :)

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  9. Warm apple cider totally deserves its own line!! I've been lovvvving all the apple cider lately!

    I agree with seasons....though I could reallllly do without the snow. It's just not my favorite! haha!

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  10. Such a sweet post! I absolutely can't wait until we are homeowners, even though I do love our little apartment! Warm apple cider...YES! Especially this time of the year!

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  11. So grateful for you in my life. Seriously girl, DONT know what I'd do without my Erin!!!!!!!

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  12. Apple Cider!!!! Always needs it own line. We made a special trip to pick some up from the Anderson's this weekend to have with donuts like we used to with my grandpa. It was amazing.

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  13. So sweet. Awesome that you and your SIL are so close!

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  14. Thankful posts always reminded me of all the small things I take for granted every day that are really the big things in life in the end because they are most important. Your post also has me wanting apple cider!

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  15. So many wonderful things to be thankful for. I know I need to practice being more thankful as well, for the big things but also the small things, like apple cider!

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  16. Love this! so many reasons to be thankful even those we sometimes take for granted. And I definitely miss having all four seasons. Especially fall, fall in Cincy is one of my favorite things ever! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. Love this post, so much happiness! And now I'm totally craving hot apple cider <3

    Green Fashionista

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  18. Living in a place that has all 4 seasons is definitely something to be thankful for. Beyond family & friends it's what I miss most about living in the midwest.

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  19. So important to take the time, so many good things that get taken for granted when we don't!

    Loved reading this list.

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  20. Oh man, I'm sure this time of year is just as nutty for you as it is for me. Football almost every weekend combined with the holidays makes things just crazy! But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love your thankful post, I need to do something similar. :-)

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  21. Love this idea. Definitely thankful for warm apple cider too...with a splash of fireball! Definitely so much to be thankful, it's nice to sit down and acknowledge it!

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  22. I totally agree that toward he end of the year schedules just fill up and it can be so stressful! We do a Christmas party every year with 3 other couples and we officially don't have one day that all 6 of us can meet up! We've already started joking about planning 2016's party now so we have a date that we can't change! So definitely taking account of everything we have during the holidays is a great way to not be stressed out!

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  23. Friends near and far are always something to be thankful for, especially when they appreciate the ridiculous snapchat. :)

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  24. I miss seasons!!!!! Keep talking about them so I cna live vicariously through your full of seasons life ;)

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  25. Mmm warm apple cider. Definitely a good addition to the list!

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  26. i agree with all of these.. except the apple cider. blegh. haha.

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  27. I miss 4 seasons. Oklahoma skips fall.... It was 90 degrees yesterday!

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  28. Ahh! I miss the seasons like no other! People always think living in Hawaii is so dreamy and it IS--until the holidays roll around. I'm originally from PA, so I crave crisp leaves and snowy Christmases. I love this post idea :)

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  29. It's so important to remember to give thanks to the little, every day things. It's often times the things we truly need yet overlook the most. Happy Friday! -- WHO DEY!

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  30. Warm apple cider is definitely deserving of its own line. Cheers to positivity!

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  31. ahh, love this breath of fresh air post! I try to do this with myself once a day, it gives life such a different perspective when we stare down the path with a positive outlook! :)

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  32. hi :)

    warm apple cider (with caramel!) is my fall favorite!!!!

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  33. Beyond honored to be in your circle! I don't know if I could be more thankful for our friendship, however, I am not thankful for geography because Ohio and Minnesota are not the same thing. :(

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