Monday, July 11, 2016

Simple Gratitude | 37

Today I'm sharing my #gratefulheart on the blog #gratitude #feelingthankful




Good morning.

It's been another tough week in this country. I feel like every week, there is a new heartbreak and what this country really needs right now is a whole lot of healing. I wish I had the answers for the world's problems, but sometimes I don't have the answers for my own problems. All I can say is that respect and empathy go a long way and it's important to remember that the person next to us might be having a bad day and could use a little love. There is so much hate in this world and I wish people could look beyond the end of their noses and embrace the things that make us all unique. I pray for healing and peace over this country during the next few weeks. It's time for a change.

This week, I'm grateful for:
  • The good people in this world. I got to witness a candlelight vigil starting late last week and in the crowd were people of all skin colors and several different religious faiths and they were peacefully honoring all the lives lost over the course of the week. It is possible to gather together peacefully without letting hatred and violence take away from the purpose. We must remember, we are not our race, our religion, our sexual orientation. We are humans and we are all unique. Let's stop labeling as "black" and "white", "Christian", "Muslim" or "Jew", "gay" or "straight". Let's start looking at people for who they are on the inside, for their character, for their individuality. Yes, there are bad people in this world, but bad isn't limited to one specific group of people, and there is a whole lot more good than bad.
  • Instagram. Have I mentioned that I love this social platform? I am always so inspired when I log in and have enjoyed connecting with some amazing and talented people. Stay tuned for a post featuring some of my favorite Instagrammers later this week.
  • My vegetable container garden. I got some of my seedlings transplanted into bigger buckets over the weekend and they are growing so quickly. Hopefully, we will have some yummy produce to eat soon!
  • New notebooks. There is something about opening a new notebook, seeing a clean sheet of paper and starting a new list. I've been inspired by so many things recently and I need to write it all down so I can remember it all and I have a pretty notebook just for that task.
  • Hindsight. Whoever first said that hindsight was 50/50 was a smart man. I am often amazed how something that seems like such a good thing while I'm in the thick of it, can be so obviously wrong when I look backward. I'm thankful to have come out the other end wiser.

What are you grateful for today?

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14 comments:

  1. Lovely gratitude list! I love that you included all the good people in the world. I am trying to focus on that, too. I agree with you also about new notebooks - they are such a treat!

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  2. Hindsight is 50/50 is such a true statement! I just got a new day planner and I'm really excited to use it.

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  3. Alanna, I LOVE planners! Hope you enjoy cracking into yours! :)

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  4. Thanks, Trish! I feel like the media is only focusing on the negative these days. The bad politicians, the bad cops, the bad citizens... frankly, it weighs heavily on me. There is so much more good in the world. Also, yay for new notebooks!! :)

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  5. I love that you shouted out all the good people of this world. Also the importance of seeing people for who they are on the inside. And I share your excitement for new notebooks. I have a pile of them ready to use at all times,

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  6. It's so limiting to see people only for how they appear to us. It's much better to get to know them and lean who they are. And hooray for new notebooks! I also have a stash of them scattered around the house. :)

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  7. Small Town So(Lace)July 11, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Awesome post Lecy! I especially liked your first point. The media covers a lot of negative things in the world but it's nice to be reminded of the good.

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  8. I always love new notebooks. :) And yes to #1. Last week everything hit me harder than it has in the past and I had to cut myself off from social media for awhile because I just couldn't handle the "discussions" taking place. But since I've started easing back into it, I've seen a lot of good mixed in with everything else. It brings tears to my eyes, but it's so good to see.

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  9. Thanks Lacey! It is nice to remember the good. :)

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  10. Crystal, I know the feeling. I get that everyone has an "opinion" on such topics, but I don't always think it's a good idea to voice them after tragedies like those last week. Sometimes, it's better just to be quiet and remember the fallen. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  11. Heather Gullett DennistonJuly 12, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Omg. I love new notebooks. I love them so much I only half finish most of them because I am too excited about a fresh new one.

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  12. Same here, girl! I've got piles of half-used notebooks laying around too. Haha! Thanks for coming by today!

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  13. You are so right! Respect and empathy are so necessary in today's world and go a very long way! Excellent thoughts!

    Keep Smiling!
    Molly | www.stylemissmolly.com

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  14. Thank you so much, Molly! I appreciate you stopping by to read and leave your sweet comment. :)

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