Thursday, March 2, 2017

Attitude of gratitude.

This morning was another crazy one! Our power is still out. There were confirmed tornadoes right in our town, which is insane to think about - over 110mph winds! I can't even fathom that! This was an uprooted tree near our neighborhood that one of our church friends captured - most of the streets were blocked and our town/surrounding towns had severe damage.

So while I could sit here and gripe about having no power, no heat, a ton of spoiled food we have to throw away, and having to take a cold shower again; I won't. Today, I want to focus on the positives.

I'm so thankful for my in-laws who insisted we come stay with them last night, prepared us the biggest chicken and dumplings meal and kept the treats coming all night.

I'm so thankful for an air mattress and blankets and warmth last night.

I'm so thankful for a husband who tells me how to get to work when every normal route you'd take is damaged/closed/not an option.

I'm so thankful for a roof over my head, even when there's no electricity/heat inside.

I'm thankful for an employer with electricity so I can keep my devices charged so I'm not driving around town with a dead phone.

I'm so thankful for our incomes - even though we lost a ton of food in our fridge/freezer, we have the means to head back to the grocery store and restock when necessary.

I'm so thankful for the clean up crews in our town who are trying their hardest to make everything back to normal!

I'm so thankful it's almost the weekend and there is lots to celebrate!

I'm so thankful for YOU all, who come back to read day after day. This blog may not be as interesting as it once was (back in the wedding planning days, lol) but it feels good to still keep up with it and write whatever is on my heart that day.

Have a great day!


  1. Sorry to hear all that is still out in your area, but kudos for people stepping up to get the job done!

  2. Check with your home owners/renters insurance. many years ago i lost a bunch of food when the power was out for many days during an ice storm and they sent me a check for the food that was in there (plus more).

  3. Glad you guys are safe!! It's so good to have a perspective check when things like this happen. It puts you in a grateful state of mind when it could be so easy to get lost in the negatives!

  4. Oh man, how scary about the tornado! I'm glad you were okay!

  5. tornadoes are no joke. It's coming into tornado season here, so we are always on alert. Our house has a storm shelter in the floor of the garage, but I hope we never have to actually get in it because that thing is tiny! If we need to go into a shelter, we go to my in-laws house because theirs is bigger. But it's scary!

  6. Tornados are so scary! I'm glad you're okay, and good for you for having such a good attitude!

  7. Good job keeping your focus on the positive!

  8. Man, that's absolutely terrifying how close the tornadoes were to you! You're definitely allowed to complain about having no power, but I love that, in typical Kayla fashion, you've chosen to focus on the things you're grateful for! :)


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