thankful thursday 18

I got rain but I got shineI might be old but I still got time even when the words don't rhyme I still hear a love song

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Oh how I'm thankful. I returned from Alt feeling alive.  I cannot describe how refreshing my trip was.  I connected with some amazing, like-minded ladies, caught up with my dear friend and really learned how to appreciate the people in my life.  My heart is overflowing.  I am overjoyed.  For once in a long time I feel like I capable of moving forward.  I feel excited to tackle the life ahead of me.

So here is my Thursday, Jan 30 list of thanks.  I am thankful for… - Ribs. Because who doesn't love ribs. Give me some pork ribs or beef ribs and I'm a happy girl. - My dad. It's taken some time but he and I are developing our own little rhythms. And these rhythms make me happy. From taking walks to going to church together to going to the post office to taking out the garbage. - Hang outs with my sisters. Now that I don't live with any of them (or any women). I miss talking and catching up. It's so fun to see how they've been. And I have to admit I actually do miss them. - Early morning and late night and mid-afternoon talks with my man friend. He perks up my days and keeps me grounded and calls me out when I'm being lame. A good boyfriend all around. He definitely makes me a better person. (Everyone in my life, you can thank him for that. haha.) - Kind hearts. When I attended Alt Summit I was surprised how kind and open everyone was. It encouraged me to be more open and sweet in my behavior. These amazing and talented ladies pretty much made my trip… you should definitely check out their blogs for some dose of awesome. Monique. Holly. Andrea. Bonnie. Laicie. Jeran. (Hello, don't these ladies also have some freakin awesome names?) - My fuji x100s because let's be honest… It's great for my back and my craft. Carrying around my big camera was killing my back, so I wasn't using it aside from work. Now that I have a small camera, I bring it everywhere and am now taking a lot more daily pictures. I love the quality of it, and I love that I'm free to take it anywhere and everywhere. (But… maybe I might trade in my x100s for a xe2??) - Sunny days. I loved the chilly weather of Utah. But I'm thankful to be back in 72 degree weather. - And last but not least, my faith, of course. Without God I am nothing. And because of Him I will carry on.  He is the source of my strength and hope, and I will never run out of things to thank Him for.


The lyrics above are from the song, Everything I'll Ever Need by the cast of Nashville. Oh how I love Nashville (and country music. yay!)