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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
YES! i’m thankful for PSL ANYTHING ha! and fall weather is the best!
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.
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!
Great list of things to be grateful for. I love spending quality time with my nieces as well.
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.
OMGosh your dog is so cute! I’m always thankful for my pup for making me smile.
How fun that you are sharing books with your niece!
I always love reading people’s thankful posts! It’s a fun way to remind myself to be more thankful! Thanks for the share.
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
Ha! That dog picture! My dog insists on being nearer the top of my gratitude list. He’s always ME ME ME. lol
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!
I’m so thankful for pumpkin spice coffee season!
I love your list! I’m greatful for a healthy pregnancy so fat, healthy and happy family, pumpkin spice, fall fashion, and changing colors!
True confession. I might be the only person in America who doesn’t like pumpkin spice coffee! Love your list though!
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.
Every now and then I like to list all the ways I am grateful to remind me of how much I have!
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.
I’m thankful for cool weather in high school football games.
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!
I’m thankful that I have a home to live in, my children are healthy, and God-willing, my bills are paid every month!
I’m grateful for being able to READ your writing. When can I expect a copy of YOUR BOOK!?!?!?!
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
Pumpkin spice coffee? That sounds interesting. I love your list – especially the sharing books with your niece.
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!)