Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - YOU! - I wanted to thank you all again for your votes on my #windowstyle makeover entry, while I wasn't selected as one of the five winners, I was told I had the most tweets of support for my entry and that really means a lot to me. I wanted to personally thank all of you who took the time to tweet a vote on my behalf, I greatly appreciate it! I try to limit my vote requests for contests that really matter to me and try to ask as infrequently as possible, so when I work up the courage to make a vote request public it really means a lot to have you all vote! (and I am happy to return vote requests, so don't hesitate to post your requests here or tweet them to me!)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Survived BlogHer! - I wasn't exactly sure my body was going to be up for the challenge this year, but somehow I not only survived the insanity that is BlogHer, but this year as conference volunteer who had the opportunity to live blog during some of the panels for BlogHer's website. So far, I have one recap live (day one, where the PRESIDENT addressed the conference, which you can read HERE) and I hope to have more posts up soon! I know it sounds weird, not that being sponsored the first time I attended BlogHer wasn't great, because it was (thanks to the great folks at stickylife.com who sponsored me in 2010 and were fantastic to work with), but I was really proud this year to be a volunteer. My medical expenses have been prohibitive, and finding a way to still be able to attend would have been close to impossible, so I am grateful that BlogHer offers the volunteer option and thankful that when I applied I was actually selected. It's the only way I was going to be able to attend this year that's for sure. This year I felt like I 'earned' my own way there, and that my friends is a great feeling!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Random Acts of Kindness! - I was on the receiving end of a major RAOK, and I know the person who did it didn't do it to be acknowledged publicly, so I won't get too specific, but it did fill my spirit with gratitude, enough to know that I want to pay it forward and will. Have you given or received a Random Act of Kindness this week? If you'd like to share about it, I'd love to hear about it!
What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).
Gratitude Journal Reco:
Make this Your Best Day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!