Today started out to be quite dreadful. It began with a feverish and vomiting child, miserable PMS getting the best of me in every possible way, a broken toilet, and gray rainy weather. I succumbed to the misery for a brief moment (well maybe for a good 6-8 hours), but as I am writing this I have decided to change my perspective. The child is starting to feel better, nothing serious but a mild stomach bug. The toilet has been fixed by my incredible husband. The PMS and the rain are still persisting, but these things shall pass.
So enough of all that nonsense, instead I want to talk about gratitude. I am so very grateful for many things. I am grateful for this space I have to be creative and to share my stories. I am grateful for all of you lovely readers who visit me here and interact and join my discussions. I am grateful for those of you who consistently share thoughtful comments on my blog posts. And I am especially grateful for those of you who share your sensitive experiences with me. I know that putting yourself out there can be intimidating and even plain old scary, and I thank you for feeling comfortable enough with me to share your stories despite your possible fears.
I am grateful for the support I receive from family and friends and even from acquaintances. I am grateful for all of you who stop by every week (sometimes multiple times a week) and add your posts to my link ups. I am grateful for the brands who have reached out to me for collaborations and I am grateful for my blogger friends who also reach out to work on projects together. Without all of this and all of you, I would probably have discontinued this blog a long time ago.
So thank you for keeping me going. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for validating me. Thank you for appreciating what I do and what I say. And thank you for reading, for listening, and responding. I am ever so grateful. My gratitude is overflowing and that makes me ever so happy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Dress: Women’s Tiered Woven Maxi with Crochet Straps – Knox Rose™ for Target.
Jacket: Really Old.
Sandals: Old from Target.
Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory.
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