30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 30. I saved the best for last. My Mom sent me holiday dish towels in the mail.
A simple gesture that put the biggest smile on my face. I love the Holidays and I love my Mom for knowing exactly what to send me to start the celebrating.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 29: Nature’s Fireworks. That’s how my Grandparents describe the fall leaves each year. Fall is my favorite time of year and always reminds me to be thankful. Not only because I love all of the beautiful colors, but because I think of my Grandparents every time I see the changing leaves. This year, I started photographing all of the phenomenal leaves I see.
I keep the photos with me so I can always feel that my Grandparents are near no matter how far apart we are.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 28: Thanksgiving with Heather, my amazing and beautiful friend I’m lucky to have known for 13 years!!!
Looking forward to many more! xoxoxo
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 27: The World Needs More Love Letters.
I’ve written about Hannah before. I’ve written about her organization before. I love them both so much that I wanted to include both Hannah and The World Needs More Love Letters in my 30 Days of Thankfulness.
Hannah Brencher started the World Needs More Love Letters herself by leaving handwritten love letters around for strangers to find in order to ease suffering, help lift their spirits, or just make them smile. If you emailed her a snail mail address, she would send you a hand written love letter. One year and 400 love letters later, she created her organization. Their mission is about, “lifting, empowering, and mobilizing individuals through tangible acts of love.” 20,000 strong and over 49 countries later, Hannah and her phenomenal friends leave love letters across their communities and mail them to others in need.
Definitely a gal I’d like to have on my side.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 26: Holiday Socks.
Every year around Thanksgiving, I find myself at the store food shopping for the holiday. Each year, I am always side tracked by the holiday socks. I can’t help it. I love holiday socks. They make me happy. It’s always the simple things for me. Especially the holiday socks with bells or toes. 🙂 This year, I settled for penguins and Christmas songs with snowflakes. 🙂
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 25: 1 month until Christmas and I am definitely thankful for Australians who go the extra (31) miles for Holiday decorations! 🙂
According to NPR:
“Janean and David Richards’ display uses 502,165 LED lights that, laid end to end, would stretch for more than 31 miles. The family is reclaiming a record it grabbed in 2011, with 331,038 lights…The Richards’ 2011 light show was also part of a charity drive, as they reportedly raised more than $70,000 in donations.”
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 24: Chilly, campfire weather on a little west coast beach…with sand dunes.
There isn’t much I love more than a beach on a chilly day, cuddled up by a beach fire.
Anna Quindlen said, “I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” There is something about gazing into a crackling fire, listening to the ocean crash, feeling the salt in the air that makes me feel the same.
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 23: Wonderful people who surprise me with holiday treats like this delicious and adorable snowman cookie!!
According to the Financial Times, Arts section, Simon Heijdens is an artist to watch.
“The imagery is created by capturing the surrounding weather – wind, rain, heat – with outdoor sensors and translating this information, via software that Heijdens has developed, into the flowers and trees. The purpose is to bring the randomness of nature back into our lives.”
30 Days of Thankfulness, Day 21: Holiday lights are up in downtown Seattle!!