Thursday Thankful List | no. 07

Oh friends, I am in dire need of making one of these lists today. It's been a CRAZY week! I've really been caught up in comparing myself to a lot of other people and comparing my life/my situations to others, which can be so dangerous and defeating, especially when usually I don't know all the ins and outs of what other people are going through, just the snippets I see on their blog/instagram/social media. My mom is always so good at reminding me of the beautiful quote "comparison is the thief of joy." It's so true! I am really going to make an effort this month to be especially grateful for all the things I have, all the things I am, all that my life is, instead of constantly comparing it to everything else everyone else seems to have. This week, I'm especially grateful for:

  • celebrating with so many dear friends at my bridal shower
  • 17 hours with Chelsea
  • an amazing, patient fiance who never makes me feel like what I'm going through or feeling doesn't matter
  • beautiful spring weather
  • bright shoes
  • sleeping through the night
  • making decisions that are good for my sanity
  • patio lunchdate with mama
  • dark chocolate
  • group texts with high school friends
  • good hair days
  • the perfect song coming on the radio with just enough time to listen before I get to work
  • co-worker compliments
  • the wedding list is dwindling!
  • accountability partners
  • my body, and all that it does for me
  • access to + the ability to afford good food for myself
  • clean water
  • hot showers
  • putting on comfy sweatpants right after you just shaved your legs
  • blooming tulips
  • morning light
  • listening to music while I get ready in the morning
  • overhearing 5-year olds talk about how cool their babysitter (me) is
  • dates on the calendar to catch up with so many friends in the next few weeks
  • best friends
  • blue skies
  • the smell of fresh-cut grass
  • driving with the windows down
  • the ability to do what I love with people who support my wild dreams

Happy Thursday! XO.