When I decided to change my posting schedule so that I was having a post go live on Mondays, it really excited me, because it meant I was going to get to link-up with Emily of Ember Grey for her Grateful Heart Link-Up. And then, wouldn’t you know it, I haven’t joined yet!
Fail on my part. Whoops.
BUT! Today, I’m finally doing it! I’m finally going to share some things that have made me feel grateful lately…
I really feel like there have been a ton of little things lately that I’m grateful for. Not one, big huge thing. And I kinda think that’s actually better. It means I’m doing better with not focusing on the negative, and instead focusing on the positive.
So, without further ado….
Things I Am Grateful For (in no particular order):
— An Actual Outing With DM:
My boyfriend and I both struggle financially. Not to say we have no money; we just have to be careful how we use it. Between that and his bad back, it usually means that we rarely have actual dates. Instead, our time together usually consists of dinner during the week or a rented Redbox movie at his place on the weekend.
BUT! This weekend was different! He finished working on Saturday much earlier than expected! And we actually went and DID something!
You guys, I don’t think I can explain how exciting this was. But it was a really big deal for me!
So, we went to play putt-putt. And him being a golfer, he was WAY to dang serious about it (in my opinion) and was not entirely amused by my antics. And I did spectacularly terrible on some of the early holes. But then he realized he missed recording one of the holes, and he quit keeping track of score. And of course that was when I started matching him almost stroke for stroke!
But whatever. It was an honest to goodness real date for us, and it was awesome, and I am so grateful for a guy that puts up with my crap and does goofy stuff with me so I can have fun!
— For The Support For My Upcoming “When Your Beliefs Clash” Series:
I was absolutely terrified about my plans for my “When Your Beliefs Clash” series. Like, no joke, scared to death. But I did not receive one negative bit a feed back. At all. And I find that so amazing.
I am so eternally grateful for the fact that so many people are supportive of me sharing these struggles but also saying “hey, I get it, I understand where you’re coming from, and I’m kinda there too.”
So this series won’t just be for me. It will be for everyone. And I’m so excited to start sharing it with everyone (it’s coming, soon, I promise).
— For Blogger Friends That Become More Than Just A Blogger Friend
I don’t really wanna name names, because I can almost guarantee that this person will know who they are as soon as they read this. But, there is one girl (lady? woman? what’s the proper terminology here?) that has been absolutely fantastic.
I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t judged her, both in my previous blogging adventures and when I launched this blog. But, I was so very wrong about her, and I feel terrible for judging her. (Pst. I never told you I was judging you poorly, but I did, and I’m sorry, will you forgive me?)
But anyway, the whole point is that this girl is AMAZING. Like, no joke, she is just wonderful.
I have “friends” from college that I just can’t really talk to anymore. I try to share exciting news with them and I get “cool” or I go to them about a troubling situation where I want advice, and I get “hrm.” So instead, I just don’t turn to those people anymore.
But this girl. Nope. She’s nothing like that. She’s full on there no matter what. I tell her exciting news and she’s jumping up and down for joy with me. I turn to her about something troubling or upsetting, and she’s listening and being supportive and trying to offer advice as best she can.
She’s seriously changing my life, and I’m not sure she even realizes it.
I am so grateful and thankful that she (you) have come into my life. And I want to say a big, giant, THANK YOU!
So there ya have it. That’s my short little hodgepodged list of things that have made me feel grateful lately.
Have you had something happen lately that you’re grateful for? What do you have that maybe you should be grateful for if you’d actually stopped to think about it?