Friday, August 28, 2009

Gratitude Days.

I have been inspired by the gal over at Creative Structures today. She does a post every friday to reflect on all of the things she is grateful for. I love the idea. So I am going to give it a go as well. Every Friday. Granted, it is pretty easy to be grateful on a Friday, the end of the workweek, maybe once I get good at it then I can move it to Monday. Ha!

Well, to begin this little friday tradition, let me get started by saying I am most grateful for the women in my life.

(Me and my best friend, Cary. Photographer, teacher, nanny, laughuntilyousnort funny, and an alwaysbethereforyou kind of  friend.)

I seriously have the most beautiful, talented, unique, badass, smart, amazing, knockout, independent, creative, motivated, bright, entrepreneurial, blowyourmindgorgeous gals in my life ever.

(Cassie. Event planner, crafter, PR and Marketing  for Catholic Charities, always has great advice and insight. And also from my hometown of Ponca City.)

I am saying this as I am pricing items for a garage sale that I am having with 4 ladyfriends tomorrow in Cassie's front yard. Mimosas and money making shall be abound. :)

(Chenoa, Hairstylist, wakeskater, and Anthropology graduate from OU, and overall a badass person)

Although some of them I don't get to see as often anymore, I know that once we get together, our friendship always picks up right back where it left off, as if no time has passed at all. That's when you know you've got a real friend on your hands.  

(Christa, artist, designer, crafternooner, etsy store owner, inappropriatejokemaker, thrifter, catlover, and handywoman extraordinaire)

its also great to have girlfriends who you can call up about how to fill in your eyebrows correctly, how to re-dye your faded out jeans, or what bit to use on the drill you just bought in order to hang something. all wrapped up in one girlfriend. Her name is Christa. 

(My Aunt Annie, amazing event planner, decorator, mother, wife, grandmother, fashionista and buyer for Michael Kors)

Last but not least I am grateful for the women in my family. My brother's wife is one of the busiest and most amazing mothers I have ever seen. My Aunt Carolyn just finished up going back to school for nursing and is job hunting right now and did that whilst being sooo busy with a million other things. And my Aunt Annie, while she lived in germany most of my childhood, again sent me more vintage photographs of my parents today and never ceases to let me know she is thinking of me somehow. My Aunts and other women in my family make me feel so loved and appreciated and if you know me really well then you know why that is so special for me. 

So. That is my grand start to being thankful every Friday. I look forward to doing this again next week. I am also grateful to Creative Structures for giving me inspiration for doing this. 



Diana Strinati Baur said...

Thank you so much for participating. I love your blog and am going to go link you up now to the blogroll. The ladies in your life look like a Godsend to me.

briannelee said...

This is such a great post! Its so easy to focus on the negative things in life sometimes, and taking time to think about just how lucky you are can completely turn your mood around.

Etrapar said...

sweety, if you want an outfit just for you send me an e-mail: ^.^

angelarenai said...

Thank you Diana!!! I just loved the idea. I try to be grateful in my life as often as I can but i like the idea of having an official ritual for it once a week.

And thanks Brianne. Yeah it is veryyy easy to get into a cycle of negativity. It seems if i go too long without actively being grateful then it is easy for me to take things in my life for granted.

And Etrapar! I will sooo send you an email now! Lets see how much my budget challenges you. haha!


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