Grateful

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Gratitude is such an overlooked tool in our survival kit. It doesn’t get enough credit and slides under the radar sometimes. 

Gratitude is a game-changer when life is going fantastically wrong. It’s a heart-mender, a push-giver, a sorrow-ender. Without it, life remains dull and, well, lifeless. 

But throw some gratitude into a day or a season that just isn’t working and see what happens. The season may not change right away but your perspective will- 

©Copyright Meredith Shafer 2016

#gratitude #grateful #gratefulheart #gamechanger #godisgood #changeyourperspective

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So Late!

Happy 💗 Day–late!

We are behind on things around here as usual but make no mistake, we partied like it was 1999 on Valentine’s Day!

My Mr. Wonderful knows me so well– 

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And we think alike– 

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Good times, great memories, I’m happy to say I have gotten to celebrate with my five funny Valentine’s–I’m so grateful for each of them! Even though VDay only comes once a year be sure to celebrate and tell your loved ones how special they are as much as possible!

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Radical Generosity

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To the stranger who bought my lunch and the lunch of four other tables next to mine–thank you!!! Your radical generosity means so much, Merry Christmas and God bless you!

#radicalgenerosity #thankyou #Christmas #giving #blessed #payitforward

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

I was sick the first part of this weekend so I feel like I need another day–anyone else need one as well?!?

I’m just now feeling up to tackling my weekend projects, like laundry and a few work things and refinishing an old desk. Not sure it’s as realistic goal to get all those done today…especially since church, lunch and grocery shopping will take up my morning.  (Photo cred etsy.com)

So I’m drinking coffee to try and get a handle on today. I’ll let you know how that goes.(Photo cred Sweatpantsandcoffee.com)

While I’m waiting for my coffee to kick in, here’s my gratitude list for the day: 

-a beautiful roof over my head

-plenty of food (well, after I go grocery shopping)

-a good job that has the flexibility to let me be here for my family

-plenty of coffee (I ran out yesterday and it was a difficult morning to say the least, so I’m super grateful that Mr. Wonderful picked some up when I wasn’t feeling well.)

-naps, Christmas movies, and pajamas all day (pretty much yesterday)

-healthy kids

-a sweet husband who is doing the best he can every day to get better

Have a blessed, well-spent and refreshing Sunday y’all! (Photo cred myblog.com)
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30 Days of Thanksgiving: Days 23-25

I’m a little late but I’m grateful for
-my job: it’s so flexible I can manage (most days) the chaos of my traveling circus

-my home: it’s warm and cozy and despite the mess, it’s where my ❤️ is

-watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with my kiddos 
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#CharlieBrown #Thanksgiving #30DaysofThankfulness #gratitude #homeiswheretheheartis #bossbabe #travelingcircus

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30 Days of Thankfulness: Day 8

This guy.  Two years ago today this little sweetheart was born into our chaos. In the midst of our worst times this little guy was sent to bless our mess, to be light in our dark and to begin the great turnaround God had in store for our family.

2013 was the year that we wished never happened. It was the year things all fell apart before we got the PTSD/TBI diagnosis. Before Mr. Wonderful was sent away for two and a half months of treatment so we could begin the beginning of the treatment process, the medical retirement, the the healing it would take to put our family back together.

This baby, I’m convinced, was sent in the middle of Mr. Wonderful’s treatment to show us that there was a great comeback on the horizon for our family. In the middle of the hardest, most awful year we’ve ever had came one of the biggest blessings I’ve ever experienced. This baby renewed our hope, our sense of purpose, our love, and our faith.

That’s a lot for a baby.

But every day that I get to spend with this guy encourages me, brings me joy, makes me laugh and catch my breath in awe at how blessed I am. 

 My ❤️is so full of gratitude for God’s timing, his love, and his blessings wrapped up in this bundle of energy and joy. Happy Birthday sweet boy! 

 #happybirthday #twoyearold #toddlerlife #Godspromises #blessings #gratitude #30DaysofThankfulness

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Dry Seasons

We’ve been in a dry season for awhile around here. It’s been hard to keep going, to keep believing that the rains will come.

But we have held on, trusting that the dry season was only temporary. Because nothing lasts forever except God’s promises.
Are you in a dry season right now too? Hold on, I think it’s beginning to rain–
#bible #Godspromises #seasons #blessings #thistooshallpass

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Monday Coffee Quote

  
Oh ho ho, it’s Monday again! Whether or not you’re ready for it, it’s here. But it is a chance to do things right this week, a fresh start, a new way forward. So grab your venti triple extra large cuppa joe and hit the ground running! Today is a blessing, treat it as the gift it truly is and see what happens to your Monday❤️

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

#coffee #coffeeisforclosers #Monday #letsdothis

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Fab Friday

 I’ve regrouped after a rough day-it’s Friday people! Let’s go out into the world and shake things up a bit! Today can be the day you change your life, your mind, your circumstances. What are you waiting for? It’s time to go be awesome! 

Have a blessed day friends!

#Friday #cantbelievewemadeit #TGIF #blessed

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