Monday, September 12, 2011

Thankfulness Project Monday

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

This post seemed appropriate, not only because it has to do with thankfulness, but also the idea that September 11th should be a day of service and a day to pay it forward. I think there's an interesting question that we often forget to ask ourselves. Does our thanks stop on our lips or does it flow to every fiber of our being? Do our actions show how thankful we are? Interesting thoughts...

Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for this week:

  • Sunshine! The week started out chilly and rainy. Blech. The last few days have been warm and sunny again, which has been wonderful (and much better for runs and walks!). I'm thankful that the cool weather is gone for a little while.
  • Mountains: I got to spend time in the mountains hiking. This always does great things for my heart and soul, and this time was no exception. The effects of this experience have continued until now, which I love!
  • Pinterest: I feel a little lame putting this in the list of things I'm thankful for this week, but I'm just being honest here. I love following boards, getting ideas for fall outfits, and especially all the fantastic recipes that people post. Yes, it is fun, but it's always quite informative as well. If you're not on it, go check it out asap. 
  • Running: Oh my gosh. I can't believe I actually just said that. If you remember this post from many months ago, you may recall that I couldn't run and didn't enjoy it. Over the last few months I've started to really enjoy it, and actually feel good while I'm in the middle of it (most of the time at least!). I'm so thankful for those of you who continue to blog about running as it helps me stay focused and motivated!
  • Online Recipes & Cooking Instructions: It's so nice to be able to google something as simple as "how to boil an egg" and get instructions instantly. It helps me to feel less overwhelmed by the entire cooking process. For those of you who blog about various aspects of cooking, thank you for that as well. It definitely makes an impact on my life!
So those are a few of the things that I'm thankful for today. 

Now it's your turn!
What does it look like to live a life where thankfulness permeates your actions? What are you thankful for today?


  1. I'm going home to my mtns on Wednesday! :)

  2. Love your posts!! Look forward to reading your Monday post each week.

    Not in a place today to write one this week.

    I will continue to sound out for my soul sisters. One who has offered her love and support. One who has sent me txt today that said "call me after 6", one who knows my heart and knows how broken it is today. I am thankful for her and her sweet and tender heart. I don't need to write this on my blog bc I know that she knows how incredible important she is to me.

  3. I realized that the anxiety I used to feel when it came to cooking prevented me from anything that even came close to experimenting in the kitchen.

    Now, with the help of Google, I just type in the key ingredients I already have to work with and voila, the internet does the rest! It makes cooking a lot more fun and simple for me and now I experiment all the time with new recipes and modifications.

    I'll also have to check out Pinterest soon. I have the app on my iPhone but haven't really looked very closely at it yet.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)