Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekly Graitude List

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a Happy Easter and a great weekend. I feel so blessed today and the best way to reflect this for me is a gratitude list. They also help me when I am having a bad day. I can always go back and re-read them and remember how blessed I am. Don't forget to enter my first giveaway, its a cute one!

1. I am grateful that the Easter Bunny remembered me today! I was a little sad missing my family yesterday, but look what I got in the mail today!

I am so grateful for my Mom. She is the best ever. Her surprises are the best and I just wish I could see her more. I was just looking at my gas tank wondering how I would fill it up until payday and this came in my Easter Card. What a blessing!

2. I am grateful for the new life I saw yesterday. We live in a complex with 3 ponds and a bunch of Geese, Ducks, Turtles, Frogs, and Domestic Geese (which are so loud and annoying). Look what I spotted yesterday while sitting on my balcony:

New baby geese!!! They are so adorable. I felt like God put them there on Easter just for me. He was showing me the rebirth in another way. So incredible, they are just precious.

3. I love free stuff and was so grateful to get these cuties in the mail today:

Another preppy little item to add to my car. Thanks Vineyard Vines!

4. I am grateful to be able to listen to podcasts from my church in Lexington, Southland Christian, even though I can't be present. Jon Weece, the minister, is just amazing. His words always touch me so much. They often do series, where 4 or 5 sermons in a row all relate to a certain topic. On my walk yesterday I started the Pretender Series and got a lot out of the first sermon. It was talking about how we all wear masks and try to be what other people expect us to be, when in reality the only person's expectations we have to meet are Gods. This really struck me since most of my life I have lived up to my Mom's expectations, work expectations, my expectations, etc. I have been able to grow a lot in the past couple of years, but this really hit home for me.

5. I am grateful that I was given 3 days off in a row! I have really been able to rest and get some things done around the house. Anyone who has been reading my posts knows that work has been a little stressful for me lately, but its comforting to know that God seems to be working it all out for me. I have really been trying to rely on him lately and its so cool when I step back and let him do his work. Everything seems to fall into place-imagine that!

6. I am so grateful I have been able to go through our 100+ magazines that have been getting stacked up while I haven't had time to read through any of them! I have been going through the pile this weekend and have found so many cute things to put on my inspiration board. I have been wanting to make a new one for a while, I love making collages, but haven't had the time. I have also found some great recipes, giveaways, and diy projects I can tackle if I ever have more time.

7. I am so grateful for the warm weather we have been having. It really boosts my mood and makes me smile!

8. I am grateful for some new special friends I have made. New friends always make me smile! One that I have known for a while, but really gotten to know better, is in a situation I was in a few years ago with no car. I happily give her rides to work and other places. I am so grateful to be able to pay it forward and get to know someone special at the same time.

9. I am grateful for all my fellow bloggers. This has become a wonderful outlet for me. I love reading your blogs, seeing new followers, and reading all the sweet comments. You all really brighten my days!

10. I am so grateful to be hosting my first giveaway. I haven't had many people enter yet, and its so super cute. Please enter, you will love the item!!! It also made me feel really good that the Dahl house asked me to host this, I guess I am doing an ok job of blogging.

Happy Monday!



  1. It's amazing how God's timing is perfect! It is always so inspiring to hear how he works in others' lives! I just love your goslings...precious! Yea for a gas card...I filled my CAR and it was $63!!

  2. Great list--that's so cool your church does podcasts! Happy Monday!

  3. i love this post!! so glad you had a great Easter weekend and that you've have so much to be thankful for.. it's so important to keep that all in mind! xoxo

  4. Love your list and your blog :) So much to be thankful for. I still get Easter baskets too. Thankful you are blessed with a great mom. Have a great week. We are supposed to get some wicked storms tomorrow.

  5. Three days off - you lucky girl! Don't you love getting surprise packages. We lived away for four years, and when I would get a package from my parents, I always felt at home.

  6. What a fantastic post! I just enjoyed reading it...and baby geese. That is too awesome. Sorry you weren't with the fam, but luckily, they are very thoughtful. ;-) I love some collages too. And that photo made me smile, so thank you for that. I am off to enter that fabulous giveaway. Wish me luck.

  7. How awesome! I love this list!! Hooray for Easter surprises and days off!

  8. Great list! The VV whale is a must for your car!

    The geese are so cute! There were so many chicks (of all kinds) at my hotel in Kauai. The roosters were SO loud but the chicks were adorable!

  9. The baby geese just stole my heart. Adorable! I Love grateful lists.... so sweet to stop and enjoy our beautiful lives!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week, Love!

    That Girl in Pearls

  10. Lovely list!
    The geese are cute as buttons.

    Mrs. Kindergarten

  11. I LOVE your list! And I love your HEART!!!!
    So thankful!!

    Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet words.
    I am now your newest follower-

    Have a blessed evening,


Thanks for making me smile!!! Your comments always do!!! xoxo, Sara