November 24, 2009

5...4...3...2...1...

In light of the thankfulness spirit this week...I'll share a few things...now...I started about mid-summer...and please remember to note "started" in that phrase!...a thankfulness journal.

I was gifted with a journal for one of our anniversay gifts and in my business they talk a lot about staying thankful and postive through all situations...I do it on a regular basis but making it to paper just doesn't always happen every day!...I know...I know...you must write things down...but somedays it is just picking and choosing what you can get done vs what you would like to get done...

{Carrie's beautiful daughter Kennedy}

In some days of doing it...I found I also started to turn it into my dreams journal too...but...{now that I think about that I am not so sure I should have even mentioned it just because I wouldn't want sneaky people searching for it in my house you know:)....HA! wink.wink there and just kidding}

Anyhoo...so today I'll share with you what I am thankful for...{these are in no specific order mind you}

number five... I'm thankful for the Lord...who is my rock and my salvation {II Samuel 22:2}...

number four... I'm really thankful for the growth of what I do because...
      seeing the girls enjoy the beach puts a smile on my face every day!

number three...I'm thankful for the friendships I have gained since I have taken the leap into blogworld...
       you all have allowed me to open up in ways I never knew possible...

number two... I'm thankful for the health of my family...even though the girls have colds...I'm thankful for
       just the colds you know...

number one... I'm thankful for my coastal living magazine I just received in the mail...YAH!...I
      ordered the subscription during summer time to support a neighbor's fundraiser...real hard making
      that purchase let me tell you {actually Bobby suggested it before me}...and it just showed up on 
      my doorstep yesterday!

I guess I do have a wee bit of an addition...I am very thankful for one of my longest friends I have known ~ Carrie...I'd say about 3 weeks ago...we went to a Tiger game...one of the funnest days we had...and loved spending time with a dear friend...she is terrific...and we always just pick up where we leave off kind of thing. I love that about her {plus the fact we are on the same wave length with well pretty much a lot!}...she didn't mind if I posted some super cute pics of her little girl Kennedy...her Daddy is one of the coaches for the Tigers so we had great seats...she has one adorable son too...but he stayed home so no pictures of him...maybe a good thing because my heart melted when I saw him {first time seeing him in person}...just saying you know...and no that doesn't mean a 3rd is on the way folks...making that perfectly clear!

{M-I-Z-    Z-O-U}

{Kennedy with her Daddy before he walked across the Tiger Walk with the team}

And if you want to read some super great posts on friends...check out this post {here} and this one {here} too...

Happy Thanksgiving!

7 comments:

Kasey said...

what a beautiful post Martha! Aren't best friends the best!?
I am thankful for getting to know you..and one day i will get to meet those sweet girls!
I can't wait to see you in a week!!!!
xo

blondiensc said...

beautiful post Martha!!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Blessings, Tara

LuLu said...

happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Your post was beautiful, i'm so thankful i found your blog!!! May your day be blessed.
xo,
LuLu

shopkeeper said...

hi martha...
just wanted to give you a heartfelt thank you for linking to my post on friendship. i hope you have a lovely thanksgiving with your family.

all my best,
christina @ sage creek

Carrie Yost said...

Awww Marth...You are SOOOO sweet. I'm so thankful for our friendship and you're right...every time we get together, we pick right back up where we left off even though we don't see each other as much as we would like! So glad you guys got to come...was a beautiful day despite the outcome of the game!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great list. It's always good to count our blessings. That's why I love Thanksgiving so much. Hope you had a good one.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I love this list and I love that you included a magazine subscription in it too! That would be SO me!!! I get all giddy when I get my Martha Stewart magazine, and no one can open it before me... it's a rule!! :) You are such a cutie pie!