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thursday thankful list: slow down

you can only hear your life sing when you’re still. – ann voskamp // 

i shared this photo on instagram last week and wanted to re-share on polish my crown. at the time, i was rushing to a Pilates class after a chaotic day at work and mentally running down my weekend to-do list. then, i saw the light, the reflection of the tree, these huge, blooming peonies in the window. then i stopped. it was the perfect reminder that i need to slow down and stop frantically trying to get everything done and rush from activity to activity. instead, i should be looking for those small glimpses of beauty and goodness all around me, in each chaotic day.

here’s a few other things i noticed this week when i took a moment to slow down:
adorable children squealing of happiness on the beach
blooming purple jacaranda everywhere in san diego
the moment a bad mood immediately goes away
hearing someone say “i miss you!”
weekday mini celebrations
sunshine pouring through my bedroom window
cozy socks
walking barefoot in the sand
when someone goes out of their way to be friendly
how i feel when i finish a good pilates or yoga class
that i’m loved unconditionally
birds singing in the morning
bike riding! moving my legs to get to the place i need to be!

here’s another post about slowing down if you’re interested. have a great day! xo

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thursday thankful list

no change happens until there is a change of perspective. the good life always wears the habit of gratitude. its eyes are trained to really see reality. it does not wait and wonder if the good will happen someday. it’s in the habit of seeing the good happening right now. – ann voskamp

happy thursday, loves! i’m trying each day to be better at being in the habit of gratitude. to always be on the look out for the good. here’s a few of the little and big things i’m thankful for today.

a new favorite spot in my ‘hood – b. patisserie!
monday night sushi dates with laura
going to bed before 10pm
friendly baristas
watching an orange and pink sunset from the park
sending packages in the mail
realizing i drank a lot of water in one day!
WEEKENDS
fresh flowers
receiving the sweetest thank you note {thanks ash and dave!}
t-minus one month until i’m back in ohio!
blooming peonies {!!!!!}
breakfast dates
80 degrees in san francisco
finding the perfect gift for someone
trying a new restaurant for the first time
bombay bicycle club on repeat
“above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” – this verse
interesting conversations with good friends over dinner

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Thursday Thankful List

Happy Thursday! On days and weeks where it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, I find a lot of comfort in taking time to simply write down what I’m thankful for. Some days I can write and write and write what I’m thankful for and other days coming up with three or four seems like a lot. It doesn’t matter whether my list is 3,857 things or just a couple, it’s just important to recognize and take the time to be thankful for the big and small in my life. This thankfulness has transformed into a joy for life that is top of my thankful list week-over-week. I highly recommend writing down what you’re thankful for right now – you won’t regret it. XO

Meeting inspiring, awesome people
Saying I’m sorry
Vacation planning
People surrounding me who love and accept me for who I am
A fully charged cell phone
That the ‘resurrection means everything sad come undone.’
Wearing a new dress for the first time
Falling asleep on freshly cleaned sheets
Thin red Sharpie markers
Afternoon green juice
Cozy flannel
Breaks from work to laugh a lot
Days that start with almond croissants
My real-life, non-iPhone calendar/agenda
Pilates
Talking on the phone with Hope
Living in San Francisco {if you’re looking for things to do in the city, here’s my recommendations}
Taking time to myself

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thursday thankful list

happy thursday friends!

after a couple of crazy back-to-back weeks in march and early april, i’m happy to be settling back into a normal routine. in a six week period, i traveled to austin, phoenix, denver, new york city and had my sister kerry visit for a week. all good things, but i’m definitely thankful to have down time to enjoy life back in san francisco.

here’s a few other things i’m thankful for this week:
jj heller music
rooftop views {anywhere, but this one is from The JIMMY in NYC}
wedding planning with erin!
hilarious phone calls with katie
waking up and seeing sun pouring through the window
reading through old journals
peonies!
proverbs 4:23
enjoying a meal by myself
re-reading the great gatsby
vacation days
finding an outfit i love
wearing a pair of new heels for the first time
sunburn
and therefore, aloe vera
feeling known and accepted
helpful strangers
green juice
that tomorrow is friday!
THE BIGGEST: that my grandpa’s stroke last week was only mild, and he was out of the hospital after three days.

what are you thankful for?

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thursday thankful list (on a tuesday)

i haven’t shared a thursday thankful list post in WAY too long and i felt like sharing one with you today, even though it’s not thursday.

that there’s nothing quite like being around good friends
funny birthday cards
hammocking in the park
bright red strawberries in my yogurt and granola
a weeklong visit with kerry in town
sister sleepovers
friday nights doing n-o-t-h-i-n-g
“mercies are new every morning” reminders
a brunch that’s well worth the long wait
an umbrella and rain boots
paddle boarding!
it’s april {how?!? crazy.}
finishing a good hike
my sister hope
new soft blanket for my bed!
romans 15:13: “may the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him so you overflow.”
risotto with parmesan cheese
songs on repeat
texts from my mom
saying how you really feel out loud
pink flowers blooming in the window
growing

what are you thankful for?

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Thursday Thankful List

today i’m thankful for big and small and want to share just a few with you.

what are you thankful for today?

big things:
two parents who love me unconditionally and passionately
the gift of being a big sister
a close relationship with extended family
new seasons of life
grace
a college education
an uncontainable god
friends turned into family
healing
finding out kristen will be in ohio {from australia!} the same weekend i’ll be there
joyfulness
living in san francisco
second chances, new mercies daily
being loved and accepted
memories – even sad ones – it reminds me that significant events have happened in my life
the ability to move, shake, sing, dance!

small:
surprise flowers at work
gummy bears
sushi dates
quiet morning moments alone
songs on repeat
my nalgene water bottle
hand holding
fog rolling over the city
the way that certain things just work out
life chats with mom
when my phone battery lasts longer than expected
the first day after a series of rainy days
handwritten notes
grilled cheese and tomato soup
one day closer to friday!
discovering something you forgot about in my closet
sequins

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Thursday Thankful List: Surprise Birthday Weekend

Happy Thursday, lovelies!

Last Friday was my 25th birthday. My boyfriend and I took the day off work and planned {or at least I did} to do some sort of weekend adventure together. I knew no details but was just going with the flow throughout the day on Friday. Little did I know, he had been coordinating a surprise party with tons of my friends up in Russian River Valley. Needless to say, the weekend was full of surprise and excitement and lots of thankfulness. It was one of those OMG!!!! moments, that’s for sure. Here’s just a few things from the weekend I’m thankful for!

Everyone involved: Eric, Rob, Aimee, Courtney, Ali, Joey, Scott, Sarah, Shihka, Luke, Thuy, Savannah, Sean
Surprise wine tasting trips at three beautiful wineries
Roadtrips
How nice our rental van driver was!
Lazy Saturday mornings with friends
Walks with coffee in hand
Feeling loved
Inside jokes
Hot tubbing
Personal, non-expensive but thoughtful and loving gifts
The initial feeling of excitement and panic and WHAT IS HAPPENING? that comes with surprises
Hot tubbing
Strolls through the vineyard at Christopher Creek
Orange turned pink turned deep blue sunsets
BOOM
How beautiful and obvious the stars are when you’re not surrounded by buildings in the city!
Adventuring through Point Reyes – tons of cows, beautiful beaches and a hike to a lighthouse!
Laughter. Lots of it!
Being able to enjoy views of the Russian River AND the Pacific Ocean
The bright blue hue of Sunday mornings
So many texts from friends near and far saying happy birthday {thanks guys!}

A huge, huge thank you to everyone who made my day so special in person. You guys really know how to make a girl feel extra loved!