Things Making Me SmilePosted: December 21, 2012
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how fortunate I am to have so much to be thankful for. My life has taken some pretty big turns over the past six months or so (graduating college, starting a new job, moving to a new town, starting over as a single girl, making new friends, pursuing my passion for health + exercise by studying to become a personal trainer…) but I think I’ve come out of it all a stronger and better person.
I’m so lucky to have great friends, a wonderful family, and dedicated blog readers as my support system, and I’m thankful that I have a paying job, a comfortable and safe place to live, and things in my life that I am truly passionate about. Of course, we should be grateful for all that we have all year round, as many people are not nearly as lucky, but during the holidays, these things are often highlighted.
So besides all those major things, on this Friday before Christmas, I decided to share some of the little, more seemingly insignificant things making me smile lately, because, hey, the little things in life matter too!
Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, I hope you are finding reasons to smile today also!
Finding new music that I absolutely love (largely centered around this guy lately):
Gaining renewed confidence in myself (mostly via my newfound love of Instagram):
Making new friends and getting to know my coworkers better:
Learning more about my job and starting to see successes:
(Employee of the month is actually just a random drawing for a parking spot, but hey, it counts. )
Getting back on the healthy eating track:
Pinterest inspiration in the form of truly relatable quotes:
What is making you smile lately?