Things I’ve Been Grateful for in September

Happy Monday! I recently shared a rather cynical look at life and everything I put in that post is true, but while I’ve had a cynical view of life, there has also been a lot of joy and happiness. Like I said earlier this summer, the last few months have been hard as I’ve watched something that I cared about go through a lot of turmoil, but there’s always good in life. As Dumbledore would say, “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” And I wouldn’t necessarily classify the last few months of my life as one of the darkest times, mostly one of the most frustrating times.

But we’re not talking about that today. Today we’re talking about the good. This is what I’ve been thankful for in September.

Let's talk what we've been grateful for in September! The last few months have been frustrating, but there's always happiness to be found.

1 // Sharing books with my niece. When she was younger I shared some of my favorite books from those ages, but now she’s a teenager and sometimes we read the same things. I’m still sharing some favorites with her–she’s currently reading through the Harry Potter series–but it’s fun to talk about the books we’ve read or want to read that are recent releases.

Let's talk what we've been grateful for in September! The last few months have been frustrating, but there's always happiness to be found.

2 // Pictures & videos of my horses. It’s been over a month since I’ve seen my horses. I know! It’s so crazy! Next week I’ll share my September in Photos post and it’ll be the first time since June that I won’t have any new photos of horses to share. The other day I realized how much I miss them, so I went through my phone and relived all the wonderful moments I had with them over the summer. It might be time to schedule a trip back to my hometown.

3 // Great feedback on my writing. I guess this is more of a summer thing, since the feedback I received came over the summer, but I’ve been acting on some of that feedback this month. It was encouraging and also gave me direction.

4 // Listening to my niece play the piano. She’s fantastic and I love listening to her play.

Let's talk what we've been grateful for in September! The last few months have been frustrating, but there's always happiness to be found.

5 // Fall is here! And hopefully that means we’ll have some colder weather soon! We had a brief taste of fall-like weather and then it was hot, hot, hot again! I’m so ready for cooler weather, as well as crunchy leaves, boots, hayrides, and haunted attractions. The fall-time months are so much fun!

6 // Pumpkin spice coffee. Because fall is here and I love brewing a cup of pumpkin spice coffee in the morning!

7 // Chatting with my nephew. And watching him with my pup. I think he really likes her, and I know that she really likes him, so it’s fun to watch them together.

8 // Coffee and dinner dates with friends. I should probably consider putting more of them into my schedule.

9 // Playing with makeup. I stopped doing my makeup for a few months this spring, so it’s been fun to get back into it. I’ll be sharing thoughts on why I wear makeup on Wednesday.

Let's talk what we've been grateful for in September! The last few months have been frustrating, but there's always happiness to be found.

10 // Little One. What gratitude list would be complete without her?

What have you been grateful for in September? I’d love to know!

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Let's talk what we've been grateful for in September! The last few months have been frustrating, but there's always happiness to be found.

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25 Comments

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    shootingstarsmag
    September 25, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Love this post. I’m always grateful for my dog; she’s just so snuggly and makes me happy. I’m SO ready for fall weather to come back too.

    -lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    Caitlin Elisabeth
    September 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

    YES! i’m thankful for PSL ANYTHING ha! and fall weather is the best!

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    Beth Kondrick
    September 25, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Lovely things to be grateful for! I love Fall too. It’s easily my favorite season. The picture of the horse is so pretty! And Little One always makes me smile too.

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    Shann Eva
    September 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

    It sounds like you have a great relationship with your niece and nephew, which is awesome. I don’t wear much make-up during the week, but it I’m going out, I put some on. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been wearing. Love your list!

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    Ayanna
    September 25, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Great list of things to be grateful for. I love spending quality time with my nieces as well.

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    Kimberly M
    September 25, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Dogs are the best aren’t they? Mine is so old so he just lays there when I need to sneak up and snuggle the life out of him. Our weather has been absolutely ridiculously hot for fall. I’m talking 90’s for Canada. I am sweating like mad. I haven’t had any dates with friends. Mine suck. They really do. Not afraid to say it either.
    I hope you have a good week.

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    Theresa Bailey
    September 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    OMGosh your dog is so cute! I’m always thankful for my pup for making me smile.

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    Akaleistar
    September 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    How fun that you are sharing books with your niece!

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    Breanna Manson
    September 25, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I always love reading people’s thankful posts! It’s a fun way to remind myself to be more thankful! Thanks for the share.

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    Shannon Paige
    September 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Great list! I love gratitude lists so much! This September I am so grateful for our new pup we adopted (well 3 year old) that has adjusted SO well and the other dogs at home have adjusted well to her too, much better than we thought. I am grateful for blogging, keeping myself busy, and the Oktoberfest coming up this weekend! *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

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    Wife Sense
    September 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Ha! That dog picture! My dog insists on being nearer the top of my gratitude list. He’s always ME ME ME. lol

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    Jasmine Eclipse
    September 26, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Happy Fall! I’m so happy you got some good feedback on your writing that gave you some encouragement, that’s always a wonderful feeling! I recently moved back home to Hawaii, so I’m missing Fall this year, which I’m kind of sad about! It’s my favorite season, so I’ll just have to live through your photos!

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    Chelsea Jacobs
    September 26, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I’m so thankful for pumpkin spice coffee season!

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    Erica Seale
    September 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I love your list! I’m greatful for a healthy pregnancy so fat, healthy and happy family, pumpkin spice, fall fashion, and changing colors!

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    Andrea Lyons Schwartz
    September 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    True confession. I might be the only person in America who doesn’t like pumpkin spice coffee! Love your list though!

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    Diana
    September 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Such a beautiful list! I am so glad it’s pumpkin spice season as well! I have love/hate relationship with fall though. On one hand I love the cooler weather and leaves changing colors, on the other hand, it means winter is coming and I hate winter.

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    Sarah Jean
    September 26, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Every now and then I like to list all the ways I am grateful to remind me of how much I have!

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    Carley
    September 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Sometimes I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of every day that I honestly forget to be grateful for the small things. After reading this article, I think it’s time for some self reflection.

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    Bianca@LadyWiser
    September 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I’m thankful for cool weather in high school football games.

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    Adriana
    September 26, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Your pup is SO cute! I love posts like this, they really help ground you – I write things down like this in my planner all of the time! So helpful!

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    My Veteran Woman Life
    September 27, 2017 at 4:58 am

    I’m thankful that I have a home to live in, my children are healthy, and God-willing, my bills are paid every month!

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    Erica @ Coming up Roses
    September 27, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I’m grateful for being able to READ your writing. When can I expect a copy of YOUR BOOK!?!?!?!

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    Lindsay @ The Flynnigans
    September 28, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Great read and a great recap of the grateful for the month/summer. I love your cover image, it’s quite pretty hun.
    It is all of a sudden feeling like fall today. Summer yesterday, fall this morning. 🙂

    Feel free to link this up on Monday. Recapping of goals for September and new month October goals, too. Up to you babes! xo

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    Melissa Javan
    September 28, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Pumpkin spice coffee? That sounds interesting. I love your list – especially the sharing books with your niece.

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    Ashley Blom
    October 11, 2017 at 10:01 am

    It’s always a good idea to pile up the positive so that the negative doesn’t seem so bad 🙂 Looks like you have lots of things to be grateful for! (and I am so so grateful for pumpkin spice, too!)

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