Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I'm joyful.

Despite getting POURED on this morning... I am thankful.
I am thankful because I'm alive. I'm able to feel the rain.
I'm thankful I have my friends and family to hug whenever I feel like it.

As we all know, this day twelve years ago, was a day that forever changed the lives of thousands.
It got me thinking on my way to work (and I posted something about this yesterday), what I'm truly thankful for. I typically say finding joy in the small things is a key to happiness. I truly believe it.

I'm happy because...
-Fall is right around the corner.

-I met a gorgeous bride-to-be last night and we talked "wedding" for over an hour at Starbucks. She brought one of her bridesmaids, who happened to be an avid blog-reader of mine (Heeey Leah!). It was humbling, and so much fun.

-I won the most amazing giveaway from Alexa's blog. Seriously, southern shrimp and grits. How cool is that?!

-My 13 year old car is still running. Woo!

-I cooked REAL meals two nights in a row. Seriously, that Rice Krispie Chicken I posted on Instagram Monday night...Caleb ate 5 pieces of. #suzyhomemakerinthemaking

-I'm making time to dive into God's word more often. I WILL be finishing the entire Bible before 2013 is over.

-I get to meet a fellow blogger this week, Miss Amanda. I am literally SO excited about this. Not only will she be the first blogger friend I ever get to meet, but Caleb and I are also shooting her wedding on Friday!! Head over and wish her some wedding happies, friends!!

-Leaves are beginning to slightly change colors.

-My colorful gym shoes I slip into every time I head out for a run.

What are a few simple things you are happy about lately? I want to hear!!


  1. I needed to hear this today!! Your blog always cheers me up :) I think I might have to steal your idea and make my blog post today kinda this one! Hope you don't mind ;) xoxo!

  2. I definitely believe the smallest things bring the greatest happiness as well! Country music always is a piece of happy for me!

  3. Have fun shooting that wedding, and meeting a new blogger! So fun!
    I love your positive attitude. It's pretty contagious!! =D

  4. So happy to hear the rice krispie chicken was a hit!

  5. I love that you have a 13 year old car. I have a 10 year old car, and I thought I was the only one with a car that old. Cheers to old cars and that they make it 5 more years!!

  6. I'm thankful to have met you! :) Seriously! I love that you are always joyful, and I believe, like you, happiness is in the little things!

  7. I think it's so important to take a minute and reflect on the things that make us're so good at doing that..and such a great example to me. You are on a role with these giveaway wins...send me some of your luck!

  8. Yyaya for cooking!! Keep it up!!

  9. I noticed the changing leaves this afternoon during lunch and got a little bubble of excitement in my stomach...fall! boots! excitement. And um, you won the shrimp and grits giveaway?! Jeaaaaalous!! I've been living off of a weekly shrimp and grits meal since moving to C-ston.

  10. Thanks for sharing such great posts :) One of my favorite quotes is from Winnie the Pooh "Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” Have a great time meeting your new blog friend this weekend! Can't wait for our turn :)

  11. My workout shoes are almost too colorful, but they make me so happy when I put them on too. I found out the other day that parts of my shoes even glow in the dark! You have no idea how excited that made me. Haha.

  12. It is a HUGE goal of mine to read the Bible from back to front. This is such an amazing thing to accomplish and read and follow his word! You are ah-mazing! And yay for the bride-to-be convo! You will rock it!


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