First of all, I’m so grateful for all of the words of love and support that I received for my last two posts. It’s a scary thing, putting yourself out there, being honest and sharing things about yourself that put you in a vulnerable place. But if sharing these things makes a positive impact on even one person, then it’s definitely worth it!
I don’t want my blog to become a dark, emotional place, however. In my everyday life, I’m a positive person and I want my blog to reflect the same bright outlook, but I also feel like it’s important to be honest. My life isn’t perfect and I have my ups and downs like everyone else, so I feel like it’s important to keep it real. I think that part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is talking about feelings and not keeping stuff bottled up, and it’s definitely something that I continue to work on. Opening up has never been my strong suit, but the older I get, the more I realize that opening up about my feelings is good for my body and soul.
Okay, let’s get to the more lighthearted stuff – things that I’m grateful for that bring me joy (besides the usual stuff like my family, friends, and good health!)
- Trader Joe’s – We recently got a Trader Joe’s in our area and while I don’t shop there regularly, they have some specialty items that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else that I absolutely love! The photo below is a recent haul of my favorites:
With the exception of the carrots, I can’t find these items anywhere else and I’m in love with all of them!
2. The photos from my oldest daughter’s wedding. Choosing just a few to hang on the wall is a decision that I’ve been putting off because I just can’t decide! They are all so good! Thank you to Marissa Kelly Photography for doing an amazing job! And choosing a few to share here? The struggle was real, but here are a few of my favorites:
3. I finally got a new phone and maybe it seems shallow to be grateful for an object, but with as many photos that I take, I’m in love with my new Samsung Galaxy S9+! It takes amazing pictures AND I have twice the storage space!
I’m off to enjoy another beautiful day – summer is another thing for which I’m truly grateful! I hope you have a beautiful summer day where you’re at as well!
May your glass always be full,