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11/17/11

thankful thursday november

today has been the pits.
i don't write that very often, do i? haha. 
but the beauty of a crumby day is the constant opportunity to turn it all around...change your mind...or at the least, put it into perspective. it could always, always, be worse.

today i'm thankful for the scattered toys and tiny boy messes every which way i turn. my son is healthy...happy...imaginative. he is at home here. it's a comforting mess to trip over. 

i'm thankful for the quiet of the afternoon. for the chance to regroup...rest my mind...and avoid work under a blanket fort with season one 30 rock reruns.

and here's the thing...
the crumbs are blessings. they make the good things look just that much shinier.
they're reminders that we still have some tweaking to do, patience to gain, skills to learn.

today i'm thankful for the crumbs.

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link up in the comments below with your thankful november thoughts and stories! 
they have been making my november weeks!

22 comments:

  1. My mom always said that the crumbs meant we had so much to eat that we could spread it around. :)

    Mine for the week: www.jenlovesscott.blogspot.com

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  2. so positive.

    thankful for these two: http://lesley-kay.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful-for-handsome-husband-and-sweet.html

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  3. Love your positive spin and commitment to focus on the lovely that is in each and every day, even if it's not so apparent at first glance. I hope you kick that bug of yours!

    Here's what I'm grateful for this week:

    http://giveitgrace.blogspot.com/2011/11/november-gratitude-week-3.html

    Blessings!

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  4. Beautiful list. You're such a positive person, and your blog reflects that so well :)

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  5. The last line of your post is wonderfully worded and poignant.

    P.S. I love your outfit!

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  6. Love this perspective--today I am thankful for positive thoughts like yours.

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  7. Katie, I'm totally feelin' ya on using crumby days as an opportunity to turn it all around - sometimes (okay, often) I'm horrible at it, other times I have more grace. ;)

    Max is a lucky boy.

    xo
    cortnie

    http://tinyparticlesoflight.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-15.html

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  8. i love your perspective on things, Katie. Your blog is the happiest and shiniest little place on the Internet!

    Here is my thankful post:

    http://on-alark.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful.html

    Hope tomorrow is an even better day!

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  9. I can totally relate...sometimes the bad days are ones that show you all the good things in your life! I posted last week too...thanks for commenting back!

    Here is what I am thankful for this week:
    http://cozyingermany.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful-thursdays-health.html
    -Jamie

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  10. Sweet post <3

    Blanket forts are always a good way to make things better.

    You're such a pretty lady & you've got a lovely family.

    Alexandra
    www.myblognamedkip.blogspot.com

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  11. it's so inspiring that you can still find plenty to be thankful for on a bad day<3

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  12. Wonderful perspective. I pray that the weekend brings you rest and that God brings you comfort. I am thankful that my hubby is home finally. Hope you have a delightful weekend.

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  13. You have such a gorgeous family, I love reading your blog :)

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  14. I love how you found wonderful little details to be thankful for even if the day wasn't so great. You sure are sweet!
    I am a day late posting mine. www.alexanderliving.blogspot.com

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  15. What a beautiful post!!!! Such a great reminder on those gloomy days :)

    http://www.themommabird.com/2011/11/18/how-you-made-me-better/

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  16. I did a very similar post on life before and after having boys! And sweetie...life with a toy scattered house, never changes ;) I feel ya!!!
    juneauecomommie.blogspot.com

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  17. quiet afternoons are the best. so is this post :)

    xo Alison

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  18. oh scattered toys and tiny boy messes. that's the story of my life ;)


    and your skirt...amazing. the whole outfit. stunning.

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  19. I have to know, where did you get that skirt??? I'm in love.

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