Lot 48: grateful heart monday

August 25, 2014

grateful heart monday

Grateful Heart Monday w/ Ember Grey

in light of friday's post, i thought it would be a good idea to think up with emily and talk about things that i am grateful for.  given my recent news that i announced on friday, i really need to focus on positivity and noticing the small everyday things that i can be grateful for.

the first thing i want to say i am grateful for is you. all your encouraging words and sweet comments on friday's post meant the world to me, it really did.  this really is one of the hardest things i have ever done in my whole life and all of your support means the world to me. it really, really does.

i am grateful for my father in Heaven who loves me and is standing by me through all of this.  He is the remedy to all pain, physical and emotional, and is the answer to every problem.

i am grateful for this really good book i am reading.  i read the husband's secret by the same author, and although i didn't agree with everything that happened in the book and the characters were morally repugnant and the plot was a little splotchy, i wanted to give this author another go and am so glad i did.  i am really enjoying this book.   it is making my days on disability a lot easier.

i am grateful that my sisters live so close and that i can go spend more time with them than i originally could. 

i am grateful for medicine.  i am grateful that i can take away my daily pain.

i am grateful for my physical therapist.

i am grateful for my doctors who are working hard to help me get better.

i am thankful for my loving family who is so supportive of what i am going through.

i am grateful for my AMAZING, loving, supportive husband who i love more than i thought humanly possible. 

i have a lot to be grateful for.  i need to remember that.

and now..... a giveaway and a word from amy who arranged this who shindig........ you may know her as {the farmer's wife}!!

We are making it rain up in here.
{Keep the real rain drops away, until the field is baled into hay. #farmproblems}

My truly lovely sponsors and I have some dope prizes to giveaway.
Any by dope, I mean sexy.
And by sexy, I mean ah-mazing!

For starters we are handing out 180 dolla-billz.
That's a lot of moola that I surely wouldn't turn my nose up to.

 Secondly, the winner will get to choose any pair of darling earrings from Emma & Sophia.
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Not too shabby.

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  1. you do have a lot to be grateful for, and this is a great post! :) i started the husband's secret a couple of months ago and haven't picked it back up, though i am hopefully going to this weekend.i am intrigued by what you mean as 'morally repugnant'. not trying to be rude, just curious. her other book is on my list as well, gotta support the aussie authors.

  2. This is so sweet and positive. Your blog oozes positive energy and lightness, and that is exactly what will get you through this!

  3. SO much to be grateful for! I'm grateful for you. It's so humbling to go through hard times and especially when you really do need the help of other people (because it's not always easy to ask for that), and to see who all raises you up in that time. It's a sweet reminder that we are not alone - and are surrounded by so much love! I'm so glad you linked up today, Lauren! XO!

  4. I just finished that book on Saturday!!! I loved it! Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Let me know!!

  5. That sounds like a good book. I'm adding it to my list.

    I'm glad you are finding so much to be grateful for. I believe that gratitude can help us through just about anything.


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