June 26, 2013

I'm a Happy Girl - Insta-gratitude Week 26

Spending the week in Atlanta for work means lots and lots of busy days and busy nights, so I'm extremely grateful to have a little time to write this.

Over the last 26 weeks, I have noticed a change in my attitude about little things in life.  Searching each day for my daily gratitude makes me so aware of the little things around me.  I've always been a pretty positive person, but actually talking about gratitude each day has given me an attitude of gratitude that I'm grateful for... too much?  I think not.

I never thought that other people would actually see any changes in my attitude, until last week.  I received this on Facebook from the mom of one of my best friends in high school.  I rarely see him now and miss his family tons, so this message came out of nowhere and took me by surprise.

Talk about making my night.  It's weird though because I didn't know why it made me so excited.  I don't think about people's perception of me very often (maybe I should more and I might actually brush my hair.)  It was weird that it had such an impact on me.  I loved that she took the time to send me a note.  I loved that all my thumbs up and cheesy smiles don't annoy her... at least, not that she says.  I don't really post that much on Facebook and have been annoyed of it lately, but getting a message like that reminded me that it's still a good way to keep in touch with people.

My conclusions =

  1. Daily gratitude is one of the best things I've started this year and I love recapping it each week.  Maybe I'll get around to making it a link up, but in the meantime, just join in and let me know so I make sure I read it.
  2. I'm staying on Facebook, but maybe cleaning out my friends list a little bit.
  3. Writing blog posts after hours of meetings means rambling on and on and on.  Sorry.

1 - Udi's Pizza - yes that's right - gluten free
2 - Justin & Joe on Sunday Funday
3 - Kendra & her 2 year old, Ava - such a fun birthday party
4 - A straight up sappygram that I don't apologize for.  My husband sent that text and it was the greatest romantic gesture using emoticons that has ever happened.
5 - Lights out Friday night
6 - A safe trip to Georgia
7 - Kenzy playing t-ball.  It was so much fun to watch her play.  More pictures to come when I get them off my camera.

Happy Wednesday.  


  1. I'm going to have to start doing this! Love all the gratitude lovin.

  2. Isn't is the littlest things that can make a day so much better?! I stay on FB and truly have a SMALL number of friends on there. I keep it personal and use it to stay in touch w/ those people I really DO want to hear from :)

  3. Happy Wednesday!! Glad you are so happy :) :)

  4. people say that i'm always happy (even if I'm not) and that is a great thing. yay for happiness!

  5. I'm glad you're so happy! That's awesome that other people are noticing :)

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  6. This is so awesome! I should try to join in on your gratitude thing, seems like a great reminder! And that is the best text I think I've ever seen!

  7. I like the gratitude attitude (ha!) and I've started listing things to my fiance while we're getting ready for bed. I didn't realize how much that helped me sleep, and it helped me feel ready the next day.

    Plus, it makes getting compliments that much better :)

  8. Keep on!

    The emoji text is darling.

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  9. best use of emoticons EVER. I'm gratitudy for you!! :)


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