A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out -DAY 8

Tonight as our Sunday comes to a close I wanted to pray with you. I had found this beautiful prayer a few months ago and have been saying it as part of my daily prayers. As I was praying today I realized that it is so fitting for this journey of thanksgiving we are on.  Continue reading

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out – DAY 7

Good morning and happy Sunday to you all! Can you believe Thanksgiving is only 4 days away? The end of this 10 day challenge is near and my heart is so full. This journey is helping to open my eyes to a whole new way of enjoying life to the fullest!

I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to write this post yesterday… my husband and I hosted a family get-together at our home that lasted well into the night. Continue reading

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out -DAY 6

Tis the season to be grateful! I have said it before and I will say it again… this is my favorite time of year! This commitment I made to prepare my heart, mind and soul for all the upcoming holidays has truly changed my perspective. I’ve made so many new discoveries about myself since I started this journey… if you haven’t read the original post for this 10 day challenge please read it here. Have you started your journey to new discoveries? I would love to know what your experiences have been since you began.

Throughout this journey I have been doing a lot of crying; which is hard for me to admit, but it’s true… the reality of how blessed you are can be very heart wrenching. So today I want to laugh! I was trying to find a way to incorporate humor into thanksgiving without taking away the purpose of this challenge. Continue reading

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out -DAY 5

Thanksgiving is just a week away and we are halfway through our journey of thankfulness. It’s already day 5 and this 10 day challenge has definitely helped me to see things in a whole new light. Have you made the decision to be happy? Are you more mindful of your blessings and looking for something to be thankful for in all circumstances? I deeply hope you find it in your heart to take this journey with me, it is truly good for the soul. Continue reading

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out – DAY 4

Welcome day 4! If you haven’t already read my original post A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out, please take a moment to read it here. I would love for you to join me on this 10 day challenge to open your heart, mind and soul to thankfulness.

The photo is from my morning walk with Lucky. I just had to stop and admire God’s breathtaking masterpiece in the sky. Then of course I had to snap a picture to share with all of you! Look at all the swirls of color and the way the light of the sun just beginning to rise casts a beautiful glow from underneath. It’s official, today I would stop and smell the roses if you will, and use my senses on a conscious level, so that I can be fully aware of all I’ve been given. When we are mindful of all we’ve been given we can find gratitude in the smallest of gestures. Continue reading

A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out – DAY 3

Last night I focused on all I was thankful for and ended my day with a grateful heart. It wasn’t easy after the day I had; but I slept peacefully and woke up thankful for this brand new day! Today is day 3 of our 10 day challenge A Journey of Thanksgiving. How are you doing on this journey? I hope that you are opening your heart to thankfulness and learning to find joy in the messes of this wonderful thing we call life.
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Happiness is a choice. Being positive is a choice. Loving yourself is a choice. Accepting your flaws is a choice. To this day I am still learning to accept myself for who I am. Some days I do not like myself. I don’t have the confidence I wish I could have, but I am becoming much more confident with what I want in my life. I know what is truly important to me. Loving all of ourselves isn’t easy and that’s why I decided today I would take a closer look at me.

 “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” Steve Furtick.

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A Journey of Thanksgiving: Preparing for the holiday season from the inside out -DAY 2

♪♫Monday, Monday, can’t stop that day♫♪… hello day 2 of A Journey of Thanksgiving! How was your first day? I must say I was quite surprised at how you truly can be happy when you actually put your mind to it, and I mean that literally. I would say that yesterday was a success. I didn’t complain or whine about having to pick up after the kids for the umpteenth time, now that I think about it, I didn’t complain at all. I was happy because I was able to see the blessing in every task I did or at least I looked hard for it! Sure, washing blankets every other day and having them on the sofa for Lucky is a pain and at times I just don’t want to do it; but after my revelation with ironing Franco’s shirt yesterday, I know that there will be a day when the blankets aren’t needed and I will long to do it just one more time for Lucky. Continue reading