30 Days of Gratitude: Day 23

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For the last couple of years I’ve done a “30 Days of Gratitude” during the month of November and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m doing it again this year and I would love it if you would join me. :)

Answer this question: What if you woke up today and all you had in your life was what you thanked God for yesterday? What would your life look like?

Isn’t that a pretty profound question? Makes you think! So the entire month of November, take a bit of time to either blog, write down or even just thank God in prayer for the things that bless your life every day. It’s important.

Here’s what I’m grateful for today in no particular order:

  • Michael and Luke napping together so I get some quiet time alone to listen to my favorite Christian music, do Project Life and just enjoy the peace for a bit.
  • Cozy Sundays
  • Yellow
  • Command strips
  • Watching the kids play together
  • Sundays at home
  • Cute bags at Target

What are YOU thankful for today?

XOXO!

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 22

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For the last couple of years I’ve done a “30 Days of Gratitude” during the month of November and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m doing it again this year and I would love it if you would join me. :)

Answer this question: What if you woke up today and all you had in your life was what you thanked God for yesterday? What would your life look like?

Isn’t that a pretty profound question? Makes you think! So the entire month of November, take a bit of time to either blog, write down or even just thank God in prayer for the things that bless your life every day. It’s important.

Here’s what I’m grateful for today in no particular order:

  • Beautiful weather
  • Sara Rose – she’s our family photographer and our friend and we took some family pictures today! So happy to have such a beautiful person (inside and out) capture our family every year! Love you, friend!
  • A cozy night
  • Caylin’s artwork

What  are YOU thankful for today?

XOXO!

Right Now Challenge: Week 47

 

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Week 47!

Only got two things down this week, but got this sweet story down that I didn’t want to forget! ;)

  • Jack, “I wish I had a red nose like Rudolph!”
  • Took Jack to get his hair cut and this old gentleman (probably in his 70s) walked in and immediately Jack said to him, “Hi!” The old man smiled SO big and said Hi back and told Jack that it was so nice of him to welcome him like that and it made his day. He reached out his hand and Jack shook it and the old man and Jack both laughed and smiled so big. The old man checked in for his haircut and sat down next to Jack. They started talking like they had known each other forever. The old man said to me, “You sure have a nice and happy boy.” I said, “Most definitely – he never meets a stranger” and the old man said, “Well, he sure is a kind boy and he made my day so much.” I could see tears welling up in his eyes, which in turn made my eyes get a bit teary. He asked Jack his name and then said his name was Guiseppe. They continued to talk and then Guiseppe said, “Iif I give you something, will you take it?” Jack said OK and then he pulled out some money from his pocket and he handed Jack a $5 bill. Jack smiled and said thank you and then it was time for Jack’s haircut. I could see Guiseppe smiling so big. As we were leaving, Guiseppe (who was now getting his hair cut) turned to Jack and said, “I like your haircut” and Jack said, “Thank you.” Then Guiseppe said, “Goodbye new friend, God bless you!” Jack said, “Goodbye!” and that was it. When I got to the car I couldn’t help but cry. It was so sweet to see such kindness and love come from my sweet boy to this nice old man. I know it really left a lasting impression on him. I don’t think he’ll forget Jack and we won’t forget him. A sweet little encounter at a Great Clips on a Thursday morning. From this day on I will say a prayer for Guiseppe. ♥

Have a great weekend ahead!

XOXO!

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 21

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For the last couple of years I’ve done a “30 Days of Gratitude” during the month of November and I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m doing it again this year and I would love it if you would join me. :)

Answer this question: What if you woke up today and all you had in your life was what you thanked God for yesterday? What would your life look like?

Isn’t that a pretty profound question? Makes you think! So the entire month of November, take a bit of time to either blog, write down or even just thank God in prayer for the things that bless your life every day. It’s important.

Here’s what I’m grateful for today in no particular order:

  • Fridays (Can I get an Amen?!)
  • Seeing a new movie
  • Watching Luke light up when he reads the little bear prayer book
  • Coconut oil

What are YOU thankful for today?

XOXO!

It’s really not that scary.

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“It’s really not that scary.”

Those are the words that my sweet 8-year-old daughter wrote on a piece of paper when she was asked what she would tell a newly diagnosed child with Type 1 Diabetes. I remember watching her draw the little person with a smiley face (her) and reading the words she wrote and holding back my tears. What a brave girl I have. I’m so glad that she is so caring and compassionate and really has a heart for others. Yes, she has Type 1 Diabetes, but you should see her face when she hears of another child being diagnosed. She cringes (like I do) and I can see her get sad. I’m sure there is some comfort in knowing she’s not alone, but her heart breaks for that child, too because she knows how hard it can be. I love her caring heart and so I’m not surprised that she chose to write something to comfort and encourage a child going through something she has gone through.

Just five words and a girl with a smile. Makes me so proud. Such a small piece of paper, but it says so much.

  • November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. If you’d like to donate to the fundraiser that Caylin and I are doing this month to raise $2799 to purchase 10 Jerry the Bears to donate to a Diabetes Summer camp, you can donate HERE and read about the fundraiser and see the prizes you can win HERE. Thank you for your support! We’re almost halfway there!