Last weekend, Bryan, his parents, and I went to visit the home I was totally, absolutely, and completely in love with. It had everything: proximity to town for me, a garage for him, a huge backyard for Buster, and enough space for all of us to grow. Unfortunately, we learned very quickly that it was situated in a flood zone, an immediate deal-breaker (especially after Sandy). Silver lining: we found this out before we moved and had to deal with four feet of water in the basement.
I started to take a new online course on email marketing. I feel like a failure—I’m weeks behind, have no idea what I’m doing, and feel like everyone is getting this better than I am. My assignment came back to me completely marked up—I immediately felt angry but remembered that THIS is what I signed up for! Silver lining: we grow by learning and stretching our brains and admitting that we’re not always the smartest ones in the room.
Looking at silver linings reminds me that there are always different ways to approach each situation–and hand–we’re given in life.
If this is your first time here, WELCOME to my online home. Each Friday, Lindsay, Beth, and I link up with some peeps from our Peaceful Posse Facebook group to share our gratitude list. We are so glad to have you participate, and I always love to hear what’s making you smile.
Here is my gratitude this week:
My new 100% organic cotton Data Apparel shirt made of recycled materials—the shirt seen here is a physical representation of global life expectancy from year to year. The steady increase indicates the many breakthroughs in maternal health and epidemics. I love this company, their message, and the fact that they donate a portion of all proceeds to Unicef.
My heated blanket (which I’m totally using right now, ha!)
A delicious Indian dinner (and master gripe session) with my bestie
Getting to visit my friend’s new baby this weekend (only a few days old—eeep!) AND seeing a friend for brunch
Date night and discovering a new vegan restaurant with Bryan
Pizza. Just because
Witnessing a mother’s love ❤ A cardboard box fell while my downstairs neighbor stepped out for a minute and her two-year-old son was stuck crying inside the apartment. We called the fire department and they were able to pry the door open after 20 minutes. Her tears stung my heart. Of all the calls these brave boys answer to, reuniting a mommy with her boy must have been a highlight for them this week, too
The show 9-1-1 (speaking of firefighters). I have LOVED Peter Krause since his Six Feet Under days, and he doesn’t disappoint in this one either
Morning yoga with Adrienne