Saturday, February 28, 2015

Checking In

                                                              Hello everyone!

I just wanted to do a little checking in:) I haven't posted on here in a while because I've been really stressed and it all just seemed like too much! I stayed home from church today because I was feeling pretty crummy.. So I've had lots of time to think ;)

Despite my body being all sickly and poorly. I'm having a "good mood" day. It's really sunny outside and I just feel really thankful for everything.. I got to spend time with a lot of my friends this week and it was such a blessing! One friend in particular I am just so thankful for... No matter what she's going through she is always so encouraging and gentle and such a joy to be around! I honestly wish that more of us chose that outlook in life. (I'm definitely guilty of falling short in this..)

I think it's sad that we can have so much in life and still have such a negative energy that we choose to send out to people... There will always be- no matter what, something to be enormously thankful for! I wonder why it's so much easier to focus on the one bad thing than it is to focus on the 10 or whatever good things! It's obviously a different story when you are in a time of depression or anxiety, but if you can, try to simply appreciate the good and simple things in life! Lately I've heard of a lot of people who have special journals where everyday, they write a few things that they are happy and thankful for...and it really helped them! Positivity is contagious.. So I'm going to share what I'm thankful for...I hope you guys will write in the comments what you're thankful for, start a journal, or just make the decision to focus on good things!:)

1.)  I'm thankful for the sunshine!

2.) I'm thankful for my wonderful friends and family!

3.) I'm thankful God gave me the love of adventure and dreaming!

4.) I'm thankful for the people who have helped and encouraged me along this health journey!

5.) And lastly I'm thankful for all the new opportunities each day brings!

I hope you all have a wonderful ( and hopefully ) sunshiney day :)


  1. I am also thankful for the sunshine! =) I am thankful for my God, my husband, my kids, and YOU! I love you!

  2. God can bring beauty from ashes. Your joy in the midst of your struggles is a testiment of this!