Thankful Thursday

Thursday! “Its like the NEW Friday”  🙂  Seriously. Can NOT get better than this.  It is my last day of work for the week and I am headed to the beach to relax for my birthday…….because that is what I want to do! 🙂

So I am thinking how lucky I really am. I am thankful for so much in my life right now and I want the world to know!  So what am I thankful for?


1.  Friendships

Seriously. I have the BEST friends ever. They accept me for me, my flaws, my imperfections, my quirks.  I have never really had true friendships, I realize how rare and how important it is to surround yourself with people that make YOU feel good (and you make them feel good in turn)


This morning I woke up, grabbed Lily and headed out the door for a walk and wawa run (French Vanilla coffee addiction)  When I opened the door, i was SHOCKED.  I almost started to cry.  My BFF, Beata, left me a special surprise. It really made me feel so special and loved (Lily really liked the balloon)  I have no clue WHEN she snuck this on my doorstep, but it was a wonderful surprise.  I am THANKFUL for her, our long talks, how she respects me, how we can be honest with each other and most of all how we are always there for each other when someone needs it. She encourages me to face me fears…….whether she knows it or not.

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A few months ago, a dear friend gave me a special surprise. We call it my “free bird” necklace.  I do not think she really knows how much it means to me.  I wear it EVERY day.  It has been a reminder that I am free, and I am the only one that can “free” myself.  Free of my eating disorder, free of my negative relationships, free of my negative self talk….Free.  Ana, you are an amazing woman, mother,doctor and friend.  I do not know how you manage to do it, you are so put together and still manage to find time to make me feel special.  Not only is she an amazing friend, she is the BEST podiatrist I have ever met. She is so caring and thorough, something that is not easy to find.  If you have ANY foot issues, PLEASE see her Best Podiatrist!  She respects me and my values, and thinks of me often.  I love the way she makes me feel.

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I have the BEST friends and family, please do not be offended if I did not name you 🙂  Everyone deserves to shine, it does not mean I do not love you and think you are an amazing friend, it just means I do not have the time to list everyone right now  (I am being honest)  I try my best not to get my feelings hurt by others actions (or inactions) I tell myself there is a reason and purpose for everything

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2.  Peanut Butter

How did I NOT eat Peanut Butter for so long?  It is my new favorite thing and I am so thankful for it!!!   I could eat it ALL the time.  It is definitely becoming an obsession, but a good one (for once!!)  I can not decide what MY favorite way to eat it is……in oatmeal, with banana on a sandwich, with a SPOON?  All the ways :)~


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3.  Happiness

I am thankful that I am finally able to love myself and give myself the best gift of all……..happiness. Sure I still have tough days (and always will) but for the most part I am loving myself, my body and my life.  I have realized that I am in control of this.  This is something MUCH better to be in control of.


Some things that are making me HAPPY that I’d like to share with you 🙂

How to be a true friend

50 habits for a HAPPY life!

27 iice cream shops I NEED to visit

Are you low maintence?  Yup yup I def. fit these

I will keep this in mind on my next date 

speaking of dates  lol

Perfect eggs

French women do it right 🙂

Different types of yoga

Trying to save money?


4.  I would like to end on this final note.  Something that I am extremely excited, nervous, scared, happy, for………..eating a special birthday treat tonight. It has been YEARS since I have allowed myself something so good.  I am trying to decide what to go with, or what THINGS to go with. Dessert..…I am worth it.  I can and will eat whatever I want and whatever makes me feel good.

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Happy Birthday to me ❤


Your turn

1.  Do you have a best friend?

2.  Finish this sentence

“I always _________________, Sometimes I ________________, I never tried ____________”

3.  Do you have any birthday traditions?



2 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”

  1. 1. No best friend
    2. I always stress, Sometimes I take time for me, I never tried to put myself first
    3. Tradition is my favorite meal and cake of the moment


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