Sunshine and Smiles

Sunshine and Smiles

Saturday, November 9, 2013

With Gratitude

I woke up happy this morning, much like I do every morning.  I woke up in a soft bed with clean sheets, surrounded by love.  As I woke, Funny Bunny was hopping around the house, and birds were outside singing with joy at this sweet new day.  As I was waiting for my coffee to brew, I felt so grateful adding my pumpkin spice creamer that it literally made me smile. I am so grateful that it's Saturday and even though I am exhausted from work being so busy, I am thankful for my sweet home I share with D, the ability to walk a few feet from my house down the beautiful beach, and the fact I get to spend time with my family this weekend. What a wonderful feeling to feel the light and energy that has awakened in me this morning!

We have been so busy lately. I am in my busiest 2 weeks of the whole year with work and we have been traveling nonstop being weekend warriors lately. We are home relaxing this weekend and the quiet and stillness is so welcomed on this day. Taking a few minutes each day to slow things down and get back to being mindful and present makes all the difference in the world. I have been keeping a gratitude journal that allows me to take a few minutes each day to remind myself how blessed I am.

I’ve learned it’s important to pause and take a moment to be grateful each day. I have learned that it makes my heart grow, my soul shine. It makes me realize how very much I have to be thankful for. How little it takes to make someone else’s day better. How many people impact my day. And just how much good there is out there. What a beautiful way to open your heart to all the possibilities!
Have you shared your happiness lately? Have you let the joy in your heart reach out to those you love? It's so easy with simple words to change the energy in a room, to change the direction of someone's day. Go cultivate that gratitude and share it with the world!

Some moments that have left me so thankful lately...

Meeting Tracy's sweet girl Talia Eve. She is such a happy baby!

Living in such a gorgeous place!

Celebrating my 30th with my oldest and dearest friends!

Being with my family- laughing and having fun together

Weekends with my best friend! We soak up every minute we can together.

Fall in Healdsburg with my SF girls- how lucky to enjoy the sun in a beautiful place together.

D for making life full of happiness

Amazing friends who are always there for eachother

Beautiful scenery at Monte Xanic winery in Mexico

Serene lakes in Mexico to relax by

And of course- Funny Bunny! He makes life pretty rad!

Happy weekend friends! xoxo

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." -Meister Eckhart