More Gratefulness!

I just finished my third week of practicing daily gratitude and it’s amazing how I’ve started to look for the good in my everyday life. I’ve always been blessed and I thought I was good at recognizing it, but I feel even more cognizant of it now. Little details, small moments and big gestures, they are filling my life more joy now that I am looking for them.

Here’s the run down on #GratefulNovember week 3!

Day 15

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Last weekend was full of photography sessions and the weather couldn’t have given me better lighting. Lighting is the first thing I think about when I’m looking at a location to take a photograph. With cloudy skies I could focus more on my clients and not so much on awkward shadows.

Day 16

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I am grateful for my photography business! I love getting to capture families having fun together, and knowing they can look back on the photographs for years to come brings me so much joy. I’ve loved looking at family photos since I was a kid and I hope I’m able to create treasured family memories for others through my business.

Day 17

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Sean and I are reading through the Psalms right now. I’m very grateful I have a husband with whom I can read the Word.

Day 18

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(Insert dramatic music here) It was a sad, sad day… Well not really. I just broke my phone screen. I’m grateful the phone still works and didn’t loose any information, so I call that a win! And I have an upgrade available, so getting a replacement doesn’t have to cost me an arm and a leg. I thought I could just live with the damage, but not having the bottom inch of your screen visible really puts a damper on a phone’s usability.

Day 19

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I’m grateful I can share my baking and cooking with others. I love to cook and eat, but doing it for others brings me even more joy. It was our friend Daniel’s birthday and he LOVES Nutty Bars. So, his wife and I devised a plan to make a regular looking cake, but inside was peanut butter cake layered with Nutty Bars. He was definitely surprised and really excited when he cut into it!

Day 20

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I’m grateful I could get my mixer fixed! The mixer had been making a very sad sound and I was worried it wasn’t going to make it through the holiday cookie season. But we were able to send it off to Kitchen Aid and get it fixed for a fraction of what it would cost to replace it. Yay!!! Holiday cookies, here I come.

Day 21

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This week I am also grateful for productivity. Like I mentioned earlier, I had many photography sessions and I’m still getting ready for the art market at the beginning of December. My to-do lists are long, but as I cross off one thing at a time I know I’m making progress. Plus, the Clear App I have on my phone makes crossing things off my lists really fun!

One more week left in Grateful November! I have a feeling it’s going to be a great one.

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