Earlier this week I was having a little mental downtime and playing on Pinterest, when I came across a pin that led me to this blog. I started reading through her posts, and as is most often the case in life, it was exactly what I needed at exactly the right moment. Her weekly Things I Love Thursday posts are something I’ve been thinking about doing here, and this post of hers pushed me over the edge. I’ve spent the last several months dealing with a lot of stuff that presented me with a lot of opportunity to sink into despair. But, everything also presented me with so many opportunities to recognize the blessings in it. I’ve been a huge proponent of expressing gratitude daily for a long time – so much so that I end every post on my other blog with a gratitude statement. And I’ve been doing that since I started the blog. I love that others have started doing this now too! But, lately, it’s been hard for me to find the gratitude. It’s been so easy to find the excuses, the poor me’s, and the why are you kicking me when I’m down mentality. But, I know that it has to stop. My life is so good, and I’m blessed beyond measure, and I need to recognize it with every breath.
So my promise to myself is that I’ll start embracing the gratitude here every week.
And to start TILT off with a bang, here are some things I’m loving today:
They are two little black kittens (16 weeks old now) that we adopted almost three weeks ago. They are brothers from a litter of five and they are just the sweetest things. They’ve brought a lot of joy into our home, and it’s been quite an adventure becoming a “new mom” again.
I’m also grateful for:
It’s a big list! Who knew?!
And finally one last thing I’m loving on Thursday…
Fried Green Tomatoes (image from here). Eric made these Tuesday night with dinner and it’s the first time I’ve ever had them. They are soooo good! Yum!