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November 26, 2013

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November 28, 2013

Choosing Thankfulness

November 27, 2013
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At my last Sisterhood meeting (a morning study group for women through my church), we talked about being thankful, and making it a choice.

Now, thankfulness has always been important to me – I take pictures everyday of something for which I’m thankful, and it’s been transformative for me in how I look at my days and how I’ve been blessed.

But there’s always room for improvement.

While at Target the other day, I steered my extra long double cart toward the check out line and was cut off at the last second by a woman who was apparently in a hurry, and unconcerned about taking the spot of a woman shopping with small children.

After giving the back of her head a couple of really good glares, I remembered an offhand comment made by one of the women in my group, about how even in line at Target we can look for ways to be thankful instead seeing what annoys us.

So I began a mental list.

“I’m thankful my kids are behaving while we wait.”

“I’m thankful we have the funds to pay for our items.”

“I’m thankful we have a car waiting in the parking lot for us – one with a working heater.”

“I’m thankful we have a home to get back to.”

My attitude totally shifted, and I felt myself smiling at the spot stealer ahead of me. It’s easy to be thankful for the big and exciting things, and hard to remember to be thankful for things I take for granted. And it’s so much more fun to choose joy than crabbiness.

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sweater vest – similar, shoes – Topshop (similar), jeans – James Jeans, chambray shirt – The Vintage Gypsy (similar), earrings – Wild Ruffle

What are you thankful for this year?

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  1. Oh Cate!! I love the sweater vest!!!!
    Thank you for the reminder of being thankful for the little things. I’m thankful for friends who blog and remind me of what’s important (fashion too!!)

  2. Amen to that! I try to always remember the little things although it is so easy to get caught up isn’t it? Sometimes, when I’m driving and stuck in traffic…I let out a sigh or a “come on!” and Ava quietly replies from the back…”be patient mama”. Talk about being thankful.
    Looking gorgeous as always. Happy Thanksgiving beautiful friend. xo

  3. Thanks for sharing this! So often I can been the offended one, or unfortunately the offender! But it’s so true, gratitude changes perspective. There’s so much to be thankful for.

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