Thursday, March 24, 2016


Wow, things have been crazy lately. Between work, traveling for birthdays and weddings, and trying to keep up with laundry (I swear the pile never gets smaller), I haven't had much time to do anything...except complain. The other night, JR stopped me and said "every time one of us complains, we're going to put $5 in a jar and when the jar gets full we're going to donate to people who have actual worries." I laughed him off until the next thing out of my mouth was another complaint.

I'm not saying I've been a negative Nancy lately -- I've actually been really excited and happy about all of the things going on -- but when we come home and have to unpack, clean the apartment, go to work, repack, travel, come home and do it all over again, it's easy to lose sight of how lucky we are to be doing all of these things. Instead of complaining about going back to work after a weekend away, I should be more grateful that I have such a great job that I genuinely enjoy. Instead of complaining about having so much laundry, I should be more grateful that I have a closet of clothes. Instead of complaining about having to cook dinner, I should be more grateful that I don't have to worry about how to put food on the table. 

I'm not saying I'm never going to get in a bad mood and moan about the sink full of dirty dishes. But JR reminded me that being more present and appreciative for the little things, things that really aren't so little, can make a world of difference. And that made me really grateful that I have someone who helps keep me grounded and helps me enjoy this beautiful life that we share.  

And although I feel very lucky for all of our recent travel, I'm also really happy to be spending a quiet weekend at home with JR and Ru. Maybe we will grab a bite to eat on Saturday night -- this little outfit is a nice option for a date night in this in-between weather.

So the next time a little complaint comes to mind, or a little scowl crosses your face, take a moment to turn it around into a little graciousness. It will go a long way.

 seven styles 
I love the embroidered flowers on the Free People dress. Here are 7 other great embroidered options:


  1. Those boots!!! But I'm not sure my (almost) 5'4" self could pull them off?

  2. A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. See the link below for more info.



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