Category: 30 Days of Gratitude

30 Days of Thankful 2017 | Day 04

30 Days of Thankful is a gratitude project run by Cathy Zielske each November. For more on this project, you can read this post. Each day in November I will share one thing that I am grateful for with a photo and some words. I’m also sharing it on Instagram @julieloveg. Join in! Have fun with it! Let’s document gratitude together!

04/30 I am Grateful for Where I Live + Friends that Live Here.

I am so grateful for my awesome little town. For spending an entire day meeting friends, talking Noonday Collection + soap, and capping it off with delicious homemade pizza, wine, and cookies from the school’s bake sale.

I am grateful for our elementary school’s PTO for putting on an AWESOME vendor event on a Saturday morning and allowing us to help support our kids, connect with one another, and chat beyond the daily scramble of pickup/drop-off (for REAL, you guys!).

And I am SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL for my friend who hosted a Noonday Collection event tonight. Her hostessing skills are AMAZING! I am just so incredibly grateful to know her!

xoxo,

Julie

30 Days of Thankful 2017 | Day 03

30 Days of Thankful is a gratitude project run by Cathy Zielske each November. For more on this project, you can read this post. Each day in November I will share one thing that I am grateful for with a photo and some words. I’m also sharing it on Instagram @julieloveg. Join in! Have fun with it! Let’s document gratitude together!

03/30 I am grateful to be a MAKER.

Yesterday I spent the entire day sharing and creating for two creative passions: memory keeping + making handmade bath + beauty products.

In the morning, I had the privilege of presenting about personal transformation through Self-Portraits at my MOPS group. It was SO GOOD. And the opportunity reignite my passion for getting in front of the camera and storytelling my own story (more on that later!).

The evening was dedicated to making a bunch of awesome soaps, dry shampoo, lip scrubs, and face wash for today’s Elementary School PTO Sale.

I am so grateful. I AM SO GRATEFUL! It is so much fun to make these products. The process is a fun, creative indulgence. And knowing that they’re going to be used to care for themselves just makes it that much sweeter.

xoxo,

Julie

30 Days of Thankful | Day 02

30 Days of Thankful is a gratitude project run by Cathy Zielske each November. For more on this project, you can read this post. Each day in November I will share one thing that I am grateful for with a photo and some words. I’m also sharing it on Instagram @julieloveg. Join in! Have fun with it! Let’s document gratitude together!

02/30 I am grateful for days at home with my girl.

She is fierce and wild and a loving companion. At times, I wish these days away… like when she’s climbing on furniture or throwing a tantrum because I said “no” (yes, we’re in that phase).

But then there are glimmers of what life will be (soon): like this one.

This might be the most Adeline-esque photograph in existence: her, lounging, on the couch, with her favorite toy (the remote), choosing a show like she knows what she’s doing. She is 13 months, going on 13 years.

I am truly TRULY GRATEFUL to have the opportunity to capture her natural self, alone, without a brother to bother her, or a daddy to obsess about.

Just her. Adeline.

Lounging while watching Thomas the train, despite my persistence about Sesame Street.

She is her own person. She has opinions and thoughts and ideas that only she knows. And as soon as she can sound out the words to voice all the things in her head, it’ll be nonstop chatter in this house.

For now, we lounge. Notice. And appreciate all that is SHE.

xoxo,

Julie

30 Days of Thankful 2017 | Day 01

30 Days of Thankful is a gratitude project run by Cathy Zielske each November. For more on this project, you can read this post. Each day in November I will share one thing that I am grateful for with a photo and some words. I’m also sharing it on Instagram @julieloveg. Join in! Have fun with it! Let’s document gratitude together!

01/30 I am grateful for conversations with Max at age FIVE.

Somewhere between this conversation and the 45 minutes of questions and affirmations that came after this conversation, my heart was full.

Max: mommy, take a picture of me squirting myself in the eye!
Me: um.. maybe just pretend?
Max: DO IT!!!
Me: *takes picture*
Max: SHOW IT TO ME!
Max: *looks at picture*
Max: Take it again!
(Repeat, 15 times)

As trying as it is, and IT SURE IS, I absolutely love Max at age 5. I love the bizarre, but well thought out questions and conversations we have about space, who is “strongest”, and the limits of the human body. I love that he tries to stump me with quiz questions (and he does!) and that every car ride inevitably includes me pronouncing “LAST question, then we’re having quiet time”, because he wants to talk to me about EVERYTHING.

Conservations at five are fun. Pure fun. And I’m absolutely grateful for every single one.

🙏🏻

xoxo,

Julie

Introducing: 30 Days of Thankful – A Gratitude Project

Hi friends!

If you’re not in there yet, you NEED TO jump on over to my Facebook group Be The Love! Every week I post a LIVE video – usually on Mondays – where I share what I am reading/learning/practicing to get more aligned with myself, to dive deeper, and to continue to grow as a person.

 

It’s a passionate share of my love affair with self-improvement, something I can’t ever seem to get enough of.

Join Be The Love on Facebook!   

This week I shared the work that I’ve done in the past with 30 days of Thankful – a project I have done EVERY YEAR since 2012.

Here’s the idea.

What is a Gratitude Project?

It’s super simple. Every day in the month of November, I take a couple of minutes to document something that I am grateful for. I take a photo, I write some words, I drop it all into a small scrapbook and call it good.

If you’re not familiar with gratitude, you should really just watch the live video I did this week in the Facebook group. In 2 minutes, I give you 50 ideas on how to do this whole Gratitude thing. It’s easy.

My Project in 2017

This year I’m taking it a step further. This year I’m writing a rampage of gratitude (something I picked up from Jess Lively’s podcast this summer). The basic idea is to write for a set number of minutes (or as long as you want) about each and every thing you’re grateful for.

When you’re doing it, you are also thinking really positively and feeling the emotion of gratitude.

It gets you in a really awesome mood. No joke. It’s SOOO GOOD.

 

Stay tuned to hear more on the progress. And check back daily as I share ALL THE THINGS I’m grateful for this month!

 

xoxo,

Julie