Tagged with Gratitude

the week three #instagratitude update

the week three #instagratitude update

At the end of three weeks, I am starting, just starting, to see it. How the things I shot earlier show up again, and again. Over and over. Sometimes I take another picture. Sometimes I don’t. But I always say thank you. Because that thing is still a gift. Not just coffee today. Coffee everyday. … Continue reading

Update 1: #Instagratitude November

Update 1: #Instagratitude November

Notice. The point is to notice.  All around there is grace.  All around there are gifts.  Chances to be thankful, one after the other. But my expectation takes away my awe, makes the extraordinary gift seem ordinary. Granted.  The opposite of gratitude.  Once I can take it for granted I lose sight of it as … Continue reading

#Instagratitude November

#Instagratitude November

Yesterday I began a little personal project. I am really looking forward to it. The concept is simple, but the impact significant. For the month of November, I am on the hunt for things to be grateful for. When I find them, I will take a picture of them and post it on Instagram. The … Continue reading

In Which I May Have Found My Cause

In Which I May Have Found My Cause

Alright.  I got a donut and a Starbucks misto with bold coffee and whole milk.  Baby is napping and this little blog needs some love.  So I imagine the next few posts will be recaps and reflections on the past little while. The past two Wednesdays I had the honor of speaking at Pepperdine University’s … Continue reading

The Coffee Table

The Coffee Table

It’s Bread and Wine week here on the blog.  I was thrilled to read a pre-release of Shauna Niequist’s book last month, and while I felt like it could have prompted about 50 posts, I am focusing on the story of our life right now.  The book is a love letter to life around the … Continue reading

Lists

Lists

I am a list maker.  I make to-do lists for every area of my life, from work to chores.  If I complete a task that wasn’t on my list, I add it to my list, then check it off. Outside of prepping to be on leave from work, I’ve got a to-do list of other … Continue reading

The No Spend Month That Wasn’t

The No Spend Month That Wasn’t

Now, it’s only half way through the month, and no-spend is more in effect than not in effect. But overall, the first week and a half was a bust. Nearly every day I had some reason to spend some amount on something.  And while that something was always more worthwhile than junk food snacks at … Continue reading

I Learned Some New Words

I Learned Some New Words

I learned some new words this week: Adultescent: the generation of Americans who come back to the nest with their $200,000 diplomas in hand and swathed in the comfy blanket of parental-protected unemployment. Funemployed: When said adultescent knows they can still stay out late, sleep in late, and generally lounge around in life because their … Continue reading

High Five for Friday- Duke Edition

High Five for Friday- Duke Edition

Sometimes, a Friday comes up and I think, there are not five things worth noting about this week. But sometimes, I can wrap this little gratitude list up by 7:30am on the Thursday before. It’s Thursday, friends. Well, if you’re reading, it’s Friday.  That’s the point.  But when I wrote it was Thursday. You get it. … Continue reading

High Five for Friday: Birthday Edition

5 good things for this Friday?  Too easy:   5.  It’s my birthday! 4.  I’m not going to work today. 3.  I’m getting my hair cut; I love hair cut days.  Nothing drastic, just normal.  But these bangs need a little help. 2.  After the haircut, I’m having lunch with my mom, then we’re getting … Continue reading