Here it is Thursday again already – can you believe it? I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week. I definitely have!
So here’s my gratitude list for this week…as always, feel free to share your list in the comments or on my blog’s Facebook page. And don’t forget to subscribe to the blog to catch all the latest and share with friends.
I just found out today that I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award! It’s an award given to newbie bloggers by other bloggers to encourage, honor and get more exposure for their blogs. There will be a longer post on this next week because this weekend I’m going to…
Bloggy Con 2015! Yep – my first blogging conference and I am so excited! I’ve been to other conferences, so I know how enthused and energized it makes me to spend time with other people who are passionate about the same things that I am. I can’t wait to learn more about blogging and find other blogging moms to network with. And it’s at Cedar Point on the first of their Halloweekends, so how cool is that?
I also found out today that I’ll be a contributor to a new blogging newsletter put together by a group of female bloggers! I’m so honored to have been selected to contribute my work. And all of this came about because I decided to take some risks, say “yes” even though I was afraid and take a leap! This is totally how I’m feeling today:
And one little small thing – I am an obsessive list maker. I make lists for everything. I’ve even been known to make lists of lists I need to make. And there are few things in life as satisfying as checking off everything on your to do list. Unfortunately, there are plenty of days when the list grows so long that completely everything on it is unlikely, and that drives me crazy! So here comes Target’s One Spot to save the day with these little pads of awesomeness:
What’s even better is they’re small, so you can’t make a list a foot long and disappoint yourself when you can’t get to everything on it. C’est parfait!
Another of my obsessions – blank books. I’ve been in love with them since I was a girl. There’s no way I’ll live long enough to ever fill all of the ones I already have, but I don’t believe there’s such a thing as too many. This particular one was a gift from my daughter and I think it perfectly embodies my attitude and purpose. Love it!
And finally – total gratitude to compassionate and dedicated medical professionals. I had to visit my local Urgent Care this week for a minor health issue, and the nurse practitioner definitely went above and beyond to help me understand what was going on and how to help myself. Even though they were incredibly busy and it was right in the middle of lunch hour, she took her time and showed concern for how I was feeling and that made such a difference. I admire anyone who’s called to help others in the medical field but especially those who have a true passion for it. I do think that emotional care is just as important as physical care, and her demeanor helped on both counts.
So that’s my list for the week! Hope you have a wonderful, joy-filled weekend! – Mama Bear