thank you thursday (day 37)

It's time for my favorite post of the week :)

I feel that dedicating one day to acknowledging all the beautiful things in life that I am thankful for has really increased my awareness and overall happiness. I haven't been dwelling on the negative (well, only Tuesday mornings, which are like my Monday, when I don't want to go to work) and I've been letting my thoughts wander deeper and deeper to get a better understanding of myself. I'm pretty sure I'm on the right track.  So here's what I'm thankful for this week...

I'm thankful for my kindle... which allows me to get books with the click of a button. I broke down and bought Passion by Lauren Kate Tuesday night and I finished it last night... it was sooo good!

I'm also thankful for my library card, which I use to reserve all the expensive kindle books that I can't afford. I just picked up 3 books yesterday that I had requested....  Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer, The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen and My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares).

I'm thankful for the cutest little old woman that I met in may favorite library, located in Waupun, WI, who stopped me as I was checking out my books and handed me Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and said that I simply must read it. (I did... and it is delightful! a perfect spin on real life and fantasy and so so fun to read!)

I'm incredibly thankful for whole living magazine. I look forward to trying to find it at Half Price Books each month so much, that I broke down and subscribed to it yesterday. I love it too much to risk not being able to find it!

I'm also thankful for Sustainable OKC. They recently announced a Permaculture Design Course that begins in August and is one weekend a month for 4 months. It covers techniques and application of ideas of permaculture design and sustainable living. I died when I read about it and I knew I just had to be a part of it. However, it's $750. Slightly out of my budget. BUT Sustainable OKC is offering a limited amount of scholarships where you only have to pay 1/2. The deadline is June 30th, but I already sent my application in and my fingers are crossed. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to apply.

I'm thankful for my sunglasses... the sun is super bright. (and hot... it's going to be a looong summer in OKC)

I'm thankful for those first few moments of every day when its quiet. I like to focus on my breathing and smell the coffee brewing. 

I'm thankful for the toads who live in my flower garden. I love to watch them hop and eat bugs in the evening.

I'm thankful for an A on my very first US History test! I'll be even more thankful if I get A's on the other 4 tests this semester!

Day 37 - A picture of the people you spend most of your time with

um.... this may be slightly pathetic, but I don't spend the majority of my time with people. I spend it with animals :) The whole time I read last night, all 4 of these little fur babies laid in bed with me...

Zoe and Franklin lounging on the couch

Elizabeth Taylor lounging on the counter

Monty lounging in the sun


  1. I've read the first two of Fallen series, haven't gotten to Passion yet, but it's on my list!

    You and your pets sounds like my house. At my parents they have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and I have my dog. Though right now in my apt is my dog, and two little rescue puppies I'm giving some extra TLC to get them all better!

  2. Beautiful post Sara. I was just talking to a friend about how I want to try and keep a gratitude journal to remind myself of all I'm grateful for. Acknowledging the good things helps me to not feel sad :). Also - I spend most of my time with animals (well, one animal ;)) too! Your pictures are so sweet.


  3. I like the Whole Living magazine, too! And your puppies are so cute!

  4. I have no idea what Whole Living magazine is, but I have a feeling that I should! ;)I also love your gratitude posts, they always make me smile every time. I love that you love the toads in your garden. And your library card. :) You seem so much lighter and brighter now, I can feel the difference in your writing since we first met. So much positive! I'd say that means you're definitely headed in the right direction. :) Congrats on the History test ~ yippee!!! :)

  5. Congrats on the A in US History! What time period did the test cover, out of curiosity? In school we're up to the Civil War - or rather, the Civil War JUST ended. Other than that, I pretty much just know random stuff I've read here, there or in research for my novels. :)

    I'm glad you enjoyed "Passion"! And I'm very thankful for my library card, too... I've always loved the library. As a kid I could go to story time with my favorite librarian, and now I just love to walk around with books surrounding me! The library is so peaceful - I sometimes feel like it's my second home. :)


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