Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Being Thankful


overall health/exercise


From a very early age I can remember my parents telling me to "count my blessings". At the time I didn't quite understand what that meant, and would begin counting on my fingers all the items I loved in my toy chest. Over the years, I've learned the meaning behind counting my blessings and feeling thankful for all that I was given in life. I try to feel gratitude every day, instead of just at Thanksgiving, but this holiday is always the perfect reminder and puts everything into perspective. These are just a few of the things for which I'm eternally thankful.

-my family, who loves me unconditionally and always has my best interest in mind
-my husband, who laughs at my jokes, listens to my feelings, loves wholeheartedly, and constantly exemplifies kindness
-my health and ability to be active (same goes for my loved ones)
-overall abundance (love, happiness, hugs, food, etc)
-new experiences and adventures
-dessert (sometimes it's the little things)

For what are you thankful this year?


Anonymous said...

Great reminder :) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

annelise said...

Valerie, your yoga moves blow my mind. Seriously impressed. We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia (obviously) but it sounds like a great reminder to do the old 'count your blessing' thing. Hope it's a great day with your loved ones.

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so beautiful and I am so impressed with your yoga photo:) I wish I could do that one day:)
Im thankful for my amazing Balazs and our little family...and for all the amazing friend we have!
Kisses,darling wish you a lovely day

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful pillows GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Christmas.

Krystal said...

Aw this was a beautiful post and I'm so happy you have such amazing things to be thankful for :)

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

Happy beinging to the holidays!

*kiss kiss*
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Lindsay said...

What a sweet post. I am thankful for a healthy family and being able to spend this year with them! Have a happy thanksgiving Valerie!

Klove said...

IS that you doing the handstand? Amazing! Ashley plus 3 sent me your way. New follower. When you get a chance, check me out

Nikki said...

Awwww, such a sweet post Valerie. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Anna Jane said...

love this post (is that you doing the handstand?!) so much to be thankful for...

have a happy thanksgiving, Valerie!


Marcie said...

Sweet post, Val! I too am thankful for exercise and being healthy. This is one of those things that everyone takes for granted until it is gone. Have a great Thanksgiving!


Rocio said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm thankful for some of the same things you are and I also had a similar post lol. Happy Thanksgiving=)XOXO

Ashley said...

I love this post Valerie, it's fun to see the pictures along with the words. You have a beautiful family. Happy Thanksgiving! xo

georgia~gigi said...

Great Pics Valerie! You have a very nice looking family!
I am thankful for my children, my Jeremy, family, friends, just to name a few!
Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day!
gi gi

Carrie said...

Oh Val you're awesome.

I love this post so much - for the pictures and the amazing words. You're so right - the good things we are so accustomed to living with and having in our lives are the ones we should be most grateful for - family and friends especially.

Have a great long weekend and, if you do the pumpkin chiffon - please post!! I've never made that and would love to see and try it. Thx for the fudge advice too...I sense a "must have" coming on.



Beautiful post, sweetie! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

minnja said...

lovely post :))))


Amber Blue Bird said...

I think this is why I love Thanksgiving so much, no presents just thankfulness. Its such a lovely holiday. Hope your turkey day is wonderful

Gabriel said...

I'm thankful for my amazing, talented, beautiful, kind, sweet, wonderful wife!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

thanksgiving definitely does help put things into perspective. i am so excited to reunite with my younger sisters tomorrow. both are in college while i'm still in my hometown, so it'll be great to see them. have a festive holiday doll!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Your family looks so happy and loving!!! I bet gatherings are very fun.

Have a great holiday!

Bionica said...

I think that this year I am thankful
for every new experience that helps me learn something

happy thanksgiving!!!!


Chelsea Lane said...

thankful to have a job and good health! I'm also thankful for starbucks and rachel zoe :)


Josie said...

What a fantastic list, Valerie. It's so important to remember the big and small things at this time of year -- have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
xo Josie

Torrie said...

I love seeing all of your pictures- especially the family ones (I clicked on the link to see more too:), since I've never seen your brothers before! I hope you had a wonderful day, and weekend- and thank YOU for inspiring me- with this list, and with your daily posts!

Lyndsy said...

Impressive Yoga pose! Congrats!

Annie said...

awww I don't know how I missed this post.. so sweet Valerie. I love your list.