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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thankful and Grateful Blog Hop

Welcome to The Frenzied SLPs scavenger hunt style blog hop where we will share our stories of gratitude while inviting you to participate in our giveaway. Three winners will be chosen to each receive a $10 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card and a $10 Starbucks gift card. 
Go to the first page with instructions for the blog hop and to get you started.  

While I'm thankful for so many things, including you~ I would like to take a moment to reflect on a new and extremely helpful concept that I've been practicing this year.  Living one day at a time.  My life can be so overwhelming at times with a FT job, three kids, and my blogging.  I have learned to handle the stress and pressures by realizing that I can't live in the future or past and need to take things as they are.  This in-the-moment thinking has been so helpful and has not only benefited me, but also my family and work.  By setting daily goals and not worrying about tomorrow or how much there is to do, I can focus on small steps which helps make the goals more attainable.  This thinking can apply to anything from budgeting my finances, to losing weight, to managing my paperwork, and even planning for the upcoming holidays. I'm grateful that I am able to refocus my thoughts on the here and now.  The present is truly where my life is at.  

Now on to your letter~

H is for hope!   I hope you can live your life in the moment and enjoy the spirit of the holidays!   

15 comments:

  1. I agree! Live in the present; you can't change the past have no control over the future!

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  2. Love it! I've been feeling the same way!

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  3. What a great mindset, especially this crazy time of year!

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  4. Very true. I can get stressed very quickly if I think about all the things I have to do! I try to check off all the things on my daily list and not think about tomorrow's list until I get there :)

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  5. Thanks for the great reminder! Life gets so busy and overwhelming sometimes---I will attempt to follow your advice this week!

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  6. Love this idea-it's easy to get stressed out about what might happen-when often times that isn't even a thing.

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  7. Beautifully written! My hope for you is less stress and a blessed and enjoyable holiday season and school year :)

    Abby
    Schoolhouse Talk

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  8. Super advice! Something I need to start doing myself.

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  9. Very well stated! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. I want to have an ounce of your mindfulness :)

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  11. I like the idea of setting smaller/daily goals. Thanks so much for the wonderful post! Have a happy day!! Manda

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  12. I honestly don't know how you do everything with 3 kids! Mine are grown, so it's easier. Can't imagine doing this & keeping up with kids! :)

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  13. This year I've been trying to focus more on living in the present too! Thanks for reminding me!

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  14. I'm so glad our paths crossed! Hope you had a truly magical trip - can't wait to hear about it!
    All Y’all Need

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