Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wag more, bark less.

I'm the type of person who is always fascinated by bumper stickers. I really don't like those cars that have like 37 of them and its SO obvious what they stand for, and its not always said in the nicest ways... but hey, that's their right I suppose. Anyway, one in particular caught my eye the other day; "wag more, bark less", it said.

It got me thinking what that would actually look like. I kinda loved that it was a dog reference, but that's besides the point. Think about how much happier we'd be if we complained less and realized our blessings more? Sure, there are going to be days where you just DON'T want to do something, and I think that's okay. We all work hard, and need a break/need to vent every now and then. BUT!! Imagine a world where everyone on Facebook didn't feel like they had to fight with complete strangers, hiding behind their little keyboards, giving their mean opinions to anyone who will listen.

I generally try to stay pretty optimistic. Sure, life can be hard, really freaking hard sometimes... but there's so much beauty to every single day! Like when an acquaintance asks me more about my faith because they are 'curious'...or when my boss offers to pick me up Starbucks, just because. As cliche as it sounds... I love this quote. There's always something to be thankful for!

I think its been a little while since I've made a 'thankful list', so here goes...

This silly guy, and that gorgeous bokeh. I love that he and I get to do this crazy 2nd job together. I wouldn't know what to do without him!

My sister in law, who doubles as one of my absolute best friends...I'm thankful for her daily emails, constant support and "big sister" advice. I'll always love this moment; at my wedding reception when we had a moment to chat and realized "we're finally sisters!!" ;)

Technology...being able to schedule Skype dates with friends who live far? There's nothin like it!

Youth group... this month has been crazy and i'm missing these kids like crazy! Half of them are getting their licenses and I just can't take it! I'm so thankful for their crazy fun spirits and can't wait to see where life takes them!

I'm thankful for hot water, and a hilarious color changing shower head that makes me feel like I'm in a dance club. Yes, you read that right. It was in our home when we moved in, and we decided to keep it. It definitely wakes me up most mornings! ;)

I'm also thankful for this little blog. There are days why I question why I keep blogging, as it takes a ton of time some days, but I'm just having fun with it. So thank YOU for continuing to come back day after day and reading my rambles! ;)

13 comments:

  1. I love your list! Sometimes, blogging really does take a toll on you, but most people always come back to the "community" that's built - the readers and other bloggers. It's so refreshing! Also, that shower head sounds SO FUN! Thank you for the reminder today to "wag more, and bark less". :) Happy Wednesday!

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  2. Oh heyyy- that's me! ;) That's amazing about the shower head- hahah!! Good reminders to be thankful in all circumstances- even when it's not always easy!

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  3. Great post today, lady! Love your list and of course all of those pictures! Especially the one of you and Erin, so so sweet!

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  4. My G (the 8-year-old) wants one of those shower heads! Every time the commercial airs, he comments that it would make life so much better if we had one!

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  5. Um, hold up. A color changing shower head?! What the what?! #need

    Love this post. I'm off to go wag more today! ;)

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  6. Bumper stickers really make you think about life!

    You should totally take a pic of this shower head, I'm curious about it!

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  7. i love bumper stickers, except ones i don't agree with and want to throw a brick through the window. hahaha. but i love the wag more, bark less attitude :)

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  8. Finding time to give thanks daily is something I struggle with but this post is just the reminder that I needed.

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  9. I couldn't agree with you more girl! I'm really good at giving this advice to people when it seems like they need a little reminder that they have so many good things in their life that they shouldn't focus so much on the negative. But as usual, I'm not so good at taking my own advice sometimes. Something to definitely work on.

    I love that picture of you and Erin! You are both such awesome ladies. :)

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  10. I am thankful for you and your positivity. You are always my breathe of fresh air, exactly when I need it most. I am so very thankful for you sweet friend.

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  11. I had no idea you and Erin were sisters-in-law, that's awesome! And loving this post, your positivity is always an inspiration <3

    Green Fashionista

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  12. I'm thankful that YOU blog! I have to say that from what I can tell, you're a constant tail-wagger! I can always count on your blog to make me smile and I love that about coming here. Also, I think I NEED a shower head like that. How genius is that?!

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  13. Love this encouragement! I'm so thankful for gals like you who look at the world as if it were a half full glass :)

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