Month of Gratefulness

I read somewhere at my yoga studio that they are doing a ‘Month of Gratefulness’ board.  I didn’t see too much more but it reminded me about the importance of being thankful for all of the good things in my life.  Obviously, there are the big things…I am healthy,surrounded by family, about to marry my best friend, and happy!  But there are also the little things from day to day that I am grateful for.  An email from a friend, that first bite of expensive dark chocolate, a cuddle from Cooper, or a beautiful sunrise.


I started my month Saturday with our kids yoga class.  It’s a great group of kids and we had tons of fun playing in the leaves, celebrating fall, and stretching tight hamstrings before hibernating during our relaxation.


Afterwards, I met two of my close high school friends for lunch before uncorking a delicious Napa wine with the BOY for a quiet dinner in.  Sunday began with an intense and exhausting hot yoga class.  Then, I was off to the St. Jude Fashion Show with my Mom and a group of ladies.  If you remember, my mom and I volunteered here last year and decided that we wanted to participate this year.  We recruited 8 other people to share our table and celebrate the efforts of this magnificent hospital.


One of the most exciting parts (especially since nobody at our table won a raffle) was getting a bright red hair streak for donating to St. Jude.  I’m not gonna lie, it’s super fun and matched my red dress perfectly!


This morning was a busy one (exercising and cleaning) and then I worked a half day.  I’m taking Thursday off to watch the BOY get sworn into the Illinois State Bar Association (can you say super grateful for this?!), so I caught up on a few patients today.  I should add that I am grateful for generous and kind coworkers as well.  My month is off to a fantastic start (even though one person in this household isn’t handling Daylight Savings time so well).


This would be Cooper singing for his dinner 90 minutes early last night.  The BOY and I were both trying to study and couldn’t stop laughing at his emotional attempts to elicit an early dinner.  I am so grateful for laughter!  Speaking of dinner…here is the game plan this week!

Meal Planning 11/03/14

Monday: Crockpot Chicken Curry

Tuesday: Grilled Shrimp and Veggies

Wednesday: Parmesan Chicken with Roasted Romaine

Thursday: TBD (we both have the day off!)


With so much to be grateful this month, I’m going to try my best to appreciate the little things and celebrate the big things.

What are you grateful for?

15 thoughts on “Month of Gratefulness

  1. Daylight savings time conversions confuse animals for about a week-they can be really funny and very insistent! You and DM looked beautiful at the fashion show hope it was fun.
    The kids yoga looks awesome how old are they? Congrats to the boy for passing the bar and getting sworn in-that is so cool.
    I am grateful for too many things to count-I think health is the main one-when I look around at other people (esp those that are my age-I am the same as DM-) I am grateful to be able to do all the things that I do and still have the energy to enjoy life. I am NOT grateful for winter and that white stuff coming!

  2. The red in your hair looks fab! And, so cool why you got it 🙂 I’ve always wanted to a hot pink streak in my hair… may have to add some! Congrats to the boy for being sworn in this week… SO exciting!

  3. Kids yoga! I love it! I know five years ago you couldn’t get kids to do yoga because too many parents were concerned about the religious effects but nowadays people are so much more accepting. People are finally starting to see the positives to starting yoga so young.

    • Yes! And there’s great research to support the benefits for kids so professionals are totally into it. You bring up such a great point and I’m so happy you posted this! Yoga can help breath, strength, emotional, and flexibility in any age! Religion need not be involved!

  4. So much to be grateful for!
    You look beautiful at the event, and the red streak is perfect with the dress 🙂
    HUGE congrats to the boy for getting sworn in- what an accomplishment!
    I am grateful for so. many. things. #1 right now is my health!

  5. Love this post! There’s so much I’m grateful for, it’s hard to sum it up in a few short sentences. =) By the way, I used to teach kids yoga at a nearby school a bunch of years ago – it was SO so so fun! And now I do mama-baby yoga with my little girl – such a blast. Have a great rest of the week!

  6. […] November was a fantastic month full of exciting firsts (first time hosting Thanksgiving and first time teaching a community class at a studio) and memorable times as the BOY became a lawyer.  It was a month of good outdoor runs and intense strength sessions. It was a month of delicious food and sweet deserts.   It was a month of gratefulness!!! […]

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