This week instead of doing a Friday favorites I wanted to change things up a bit. It's so easy to let your happiness center around materialistic possessions, especially in today's society, and even more especially if you are surrounded by social media. Most of us work hard for our money and it's absolutely okay to treat yourself to that lipstick you wanted or that purse you've been eyeing, but all too often these are the things that become the focus of our existence. Sometimes it's nice to take a step back, strip it all away, and figure out what you are truly grateful for. Here are the things that make me truly happy!
First is my family. I am so thankful and incredibly lucky to have found a partner who supports me, pushes me, allows me to grow and takes such good care of me. My husband is truly my rock, my best friend, and the love of my life. I am grateful to have his love and support.
I thank my lucky stars every day I had parents who truly and honestly support me no matter how crazy my ideas are. My mom and dad are my idols, they have always let me know that I am loved and taught me how to be a good person. They were parents when I needed them to be and friends when I needed them to be. I am so grateful to have had the childhood and continued support of my parents throughout the years.
My brother is 3 years older than me and I followed him around like a puppy dog when I was little. The pictures above basically describe our relationship to this day (I totally still have that cry face too!). I adore him and he loves to torture me still. I am grateful to have a brother and friend who I've always been so close with.
Next, the blogging community. I've raved about bloggers in a previous post, and I totally stand by my opinion that bloggers are some of the nicest, most supportive people I've ever met, but in addition to that I am grateful for blogging in general. I am so grateful there is a community that allows people to express themselves creatively and I am humbled to be a tiny part of that!
I am grateful that I have a job (no matter how long the hours and how tedious the day to day work) that allows me to have the health insurance to take care of myself and my family and the money to support myself, my family, and our necessities (yes, this includes makeup haha).
And before this post starts sounding too cheesy, I am so, so, so grateful for coffee. Every. Single. Day.
Let me know what it is you guys are grateful for! Happy weekend everybody! XO