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June 2, 2014

Surges of Thankfulness

Grateful Heart Monday

I’ve always been a person of extremes. My mom tells me that when I was little, I was always either really happy or really not. (Yes, and often had the best. day. ever.)

Even now, since maturity has mellowed that out [a little] I am very much driven by my emotions. Add to that my melancholy temperament and introvertedness, and it’s quite the combination. Yes, I have the waves of sadness and waves of joy. But sometimes I have these surges of thankfulness that I cherish.

I just feel so grateful.

My health has been turned upside down (I think health isn’t even the word to use there). Money is … what money? All is not well in the job world. I could go on.

But on nights when I can’t sleep (which is very lately becoming less common) and I get what seems like 100 things done that are no big deal to the average person but the world to me, I am grateful.

When I get tea made for my husband's lunch the night before and remember to take the bags out, I am grateful.

When I mentally check off all the supplements I needed to take that day and took them all, I am grateful.

When I’m headlong into yet another creative project and it’s really taking shape, all through my hard work and effort in spite of my problems, I am grateful.

When I'm planning my blog posts for weeks in advance and see extra-exciting ones dotting the schedule, I am grateful.

When I get five new pieces of jewelry made in one very late night, I am thrilled by them as much as the process of making them, and I am grateful.

When I get a jewelry order from someone I've never met who decided to buy from my little space on Etsy all packed up and sitting on the table ready to go out the next day, I am grateful.

And when I finally go to bed and get to lay beside my husband for half an hour, before his alarm goes off at an ungodly hour and pulls him off to work, I am so deeply, deeply grateful, my heart overflowing with more love than I can handle.

Life is hard. Often my lack of health makes it seem a lot harder in some ways than that of the average person. But my weaknesses have made my strengths that much more valuable, and the times I overcome so many obstacles that much more precious. There are so many things I can’t do. But because of that, I am so thankful for the things I can.


Today I'm happy to be linking up with my friend Emily for Grateful Heart Monday (and for which I designed the link up button this week! :D). Be sure to head over to her blog and take a look! You'll be glad you did. :)

What are you grateful for today?


  1. I love your blog and your honesty about life! And the grateful heart button today is adorable!

    1. Oh, thank you so much, Kelly! Your comments mean a lot to me. So glad you stopped by! =)

  2. Stopping by from the linkup - you have listed so many lovely things to be grateful for! :) I love the gold wavy earrings there on the side of your page too :) Will have to take a look at your Etsy!

    1. Hey, thanks so much, Rebecca! I'd love for you to take a look! So glad you stopped by! :)

  3. :) I love that you had lots of best day evers. I think it should be that way! I love your list of what you're grateful for... and I would give you a big hug right now if I could! You will be in my prayers, especially regarding the job situation. XO. Just remember- sometimes things need to get uncomfortable so that when things change, you'll see it, know it, and accept it. Love to you, lady!


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