There's always a reason...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

 ... to be thankful!

Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you. #lifelessons
{I'm thankful} for our Heavenly Father who never leaves us or forsakes us. We all sin, yet He loves us just the same. Can we say the same for us here on earth? People are mean y'all... and that includes me sometimes, too, but do we stop and forgive the ones who are mean to us like we should, and ask forgiveness for being mean to others? #foodforthought

{I'm thankful} for a future that's so bright, we've gotta wear shades. And yes, now you are totally singing that song, too! Ha! #yourwelcome

{I'm thankful} for meal planning. I know it's crazy, and takes time to do, but it makes our evenings less complicated, and results in more time for relaxation for me! #whoohoo

{I'm thankful} Duck Dynasty is back in less than one week. Call me crazy, but I get a kick outta watching these bearded men! #heisbackjack

{I'm thankful} this cold/sinus stuff is almost gone! #hiphiphooray And, I'm pretty sure the Mr is happy about this too. It's really not the sexiest thing to hear someone blow their nose over, and over, and over again. (Sorry, honey... and thanks for not kicking me out of the bed!)

{I'm thankful} we've been getting to spend time with little MB. Y'all she is too funny, and I love it when her personality is in full force. However, last night her allergies decided to mess with her, and she was mad at me for giving her some medicine. #meanmomma

{I'm thankful} for true friendships. You know, the ones where we should probably be jealous of what's happening in their lives, but instead we are overjoyed for them. And those same friendships that are strong enough to handle a sad time, and they trust each other enough to share that news with them. That's what true friendships are made of, y'all.

{I'm thankful} March is almost here. If you read yesterday's post, you'll know why!! Oh, and because it marks the one year anniversary to be married to the hottest man on earth. #iamtheluckyone

{I'm thankful} to have met Ryan through this little thing called the "blog world". I remember the day she posted about little Grace's "coming soon" announcement, and I've loved watching her blossom from what she use to call grapes inside of her to now a bunch of oranges! Ha! Yes, little Grace, we all are loving watching you grow through your mommy's blog, and can't wait to actually see what you will look like in 9 weeks! Wow, time flies!!

What are you thankful for today? I'm linking up with Ryan, and you should, too!

Loved and Lovely


  1. I'm chomping at the bit for March. I always think February is a really rough month to get through. I have major winter doldrums by this point. I need some spring!

  2. This made me cry! :) I'm so thankful to have "met" you too, Joy! It's so funny because I started blogging mostly just to have a place to documen tour lives. Now, it's so much more than that -- it's about the friendships and getting to know people I would have never known otherwise. You are SUCH a blessing! :)

  3. I love March- but for a different reason! Haha! AND BRING ON THE BEARDS!! I love them. Every episode makes me laugh so hard. I also love little MB. She cracks me up. I am glad she is getting to spend extra time with y'all this week!

  4. Love the quote!!
    And love that I have found Ryan too :)

  5. I recently started watching Duck Dynasty and am hooked. Can't wait for the new season. -Kelly

  6. I am so ready for Duck Dynasty too! I watched the marathon last night and died!!! :)

  7. These are great. Sometimes, it's nice to sit back and just remind yourself everything there is to be thankful of. It's hard not to lose sight of it all. I really need to hop on the Duck Dynasty bandwagon

  8. Seriously you are the best JOY! I love your weekly lists for what you're thankful for!

    PS Rooney is tapping my leg because he wants me to tell you "Hello Auntie Joy, I ruff you!"

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