Late night blogging at its finest darlings.
I am snuggled up on the big white couch listening to the thirsty thursday going on at the bar across the street…
and I cannot stop staring at this beauty.
The gold Michael Kors Large Runway watch.
Thank you Cynthia @ the Michael Kors store at the Plaza in King of Prussia!!
An early birthday present I received today from my Aunt Vera.
Vera is the quintessential aunt. She is a mother when I deserve a swift kick in the pants and an honest earful, a best friend at every moment possible, my own personal 911 operator, biggest supporter, and of course someone I cannot imagine my life without.
As we walked out of Michael Kors, I was hugging her and she said to me, “Every time you look at this watch, I want you to take a moment to be grateful.”
I am so incredibly grateful for her.
For my life.
For a happiness I can’t shake, even if I tried.
As I stare at this something so material … a watch too fabulous to keep on while typing … I hear her voice. In this giant face I won’t just see time, instead I will see the scope of all that is immaterial in my life.
I see my passion. Something I am infinitely grateful for.
Something strong enough to tell me to take a leap…
and follow my heart.
I see the people in my life that have made that possible.
who trust my talents and my vision…
and provide me with a venue to grow and learn..
My favorite Saxbys team.
Barb & Alfredo BYO.
The Peace a Pizza guys.
Lani & Whirled Peace.
And my readers – who keep coming back for more.
Every day I say a quiet little thank you to you all.
But I am also truly blessed to have the uncontainable love that surrounds me in every moment,
low or high
from those that I endlessly love in return.
My forever biggest fans.
My family … Daddy & Mommy. Nana & Tita. Grandma. Aunt Carolyn & Uncle Joe. Vera & John & Caleb. Aunt Tina & Uncle Reed & Allison. and the rest of you around the world that tune in every day and read. (Ru, Cynthia, Nicky, Cory, Michael, Greta..)
Thank you for keeping me inspired.
Now if I could only get all of you to follow in the footsteps of Vera, Mama, and Aunt Car, and COMMENT. I love reading all of your emails, but my comment box would love to read them too.
and, Natalie. Every person comes into our life for a reason, and we both know how glad I am that I met the person that brought me my best friend.
Thank you for always keeping me going in the right direction and for being the greatest friend a girl could ever ask for.
My bestie. Whether he knows it or not, he motivates me by believing in me. With every big dream that I share with him, he never doubts that I will achieve it, ever. So how could I ever doubt myself?
This week, we skyped (see his big squinty smile up there in the corner) and he watched me bake completely failed brownies in jars… they souffled, tooo many eggs. It’s amazing how close you can make thousands of miles feel.
and Courtney. Whoever thought a blog could bring together two friends? Without your smacks of confidence, creative feedback, and constant support, I am not sure where GtoG would be right now.
Thank you for cheering me on, and for tasting everything I make!
And for all of the other amazing friends that have chimed in here and there with their support and love – Laura, Meghan, Kylie, Jacqui, Ali, Brittany, Meredith, Dani, Cristin, Jenny, Hennah, Nisa, Lauren, Julia, Megan, Ashley, Brittany, Wesley, Danica, Alex….
and most recently, Josh. The brains behind The Jimmy Chitwood Diaries (for all of you sports enthusiasts, or others in need of a laugh) .. the kid is amazing, insightful, and totally sweet on top of all that. Check him out.
Don’t let it take a material good to make you realize all that is wonderful in your life. Thank your lucky stars every day… whether its a day where you have a night sky full of them, or a day when there is just one shining. Appreciate your talents, realize your potential, and use your motivation to chase your dreams. Where there is love, there is endless opportunity.
As my man Rev Run reminded us of today:
We should all be grateful that we can dream.