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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Today I believe.

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Today I believe in being thankful.

It is truly amazing how much your perspective (and sometimes even life) can change with just a tiny bit of effort to start being thankful.

I made a reverse bucket list this week, and it was incredible how much my attitude changed just from looking at pictures and trying to remember all the exciting things I've done in my life.  I wasn't having a bad attitude about life before, but as I looked at those pictures and sifted through my memories, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed at just how full my life really was--and is.

I had such a good day after doing that, I decided from now on, I am going to make a real effort to be thankful.  Overly, annoyingly, utterly thankful about everything.

Fall is here.  {I know that most of you think that fall doesn't actually start until October.  I'm sorry.  You are wrong.}  For me, fall always brings about a feeling of thankfulness.  It starts my favorite time of  the year--September 3rd-January 1st.  It means pumpkin spiced everything, baking, decorating, turkey, Christmas music, and feeling incredibly grateful for my life.

This year, I'm going to be crazy thankful everyday.  I am thankful for my pumpkin spice lattes, obviously.  But I'm also going to be thankful for the small things.  For the moments in the morning where I can sit with my coffee and it's just me and Jesus.  For the books I read.  For the fact that I live in a state where I can drink a pumpkin spice coffee in the morning and lay out in the afternoon.  For good movies.  For sweet texts.  I'm going to be thankful for all of it.  And if writing that reverse bucket list was any indication, my days are about to get a whole lot happier.

Care to join me?


  1. I try to be thankful everyday, too because there's so much to be thankful for :)

  2. You nailed it. This is also my favorite time of the year. I wish time would slow down!

  3. Such a great reminder! It's sometimes so difficult to remember something so simple as being thankful. I appreciate it!

    Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

  4. What a great idea! I am all about finding strategies that work to keep our minds in a happy place! New GFC follower here. =)

  5. such a great idea! & i'm with you on that fall starts SEPTEMBER 1st! that could be because i was born and raised in New England (MAINE!) & fall weather actually starts the first week in august so it would be silly to call a 55 degrees-and-sunny-day summer! lol. :) thanks for the follow, i haven't been around on my blog lately, but am getting back to it this month & was happy to see you following along!! xo, b

  6. pumpkinnnnnnn :) so thankful for pumpkin !

  7. I've kind of done the same thing, but I'm much older, so it only makes sense that this would happen: I sat down to write out my bucket list, and realized all I've done in life. I love how fall forces people to think about all the good things in their lives and be thankful too, although I feel like we should do that more often than just once a year. Just as excited as you that fall is here too! -Jess L


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