Happy November! This week I realized, that it is nearly impossible to go through life without cracking a smile or bursting into laughter. Being happy is an essential part of being human. It lifts your spirits and it may lift the spirits of others around you. To be happy, you have to spread happiness and joy from one being to the next. It all starts with a smile! Today, I wanted to share 5 things that currently make me one happy girl!
November means the leaves have changed, shorter/cooler days, the holidays are right around the corner and my favorite, it’s my BIRTHDAY month! This year, I’m celebrating a milestone birthday (insert all the emotions here)! You can ask the hubs, we (mostly me) start celebrating my birthday today November 1st! Some choose to celebrate a day or week but THIS year, I’m celebrating all month long! Check back next week for a fun birthday inspired post + my thoughts on a milestone birthday!
Last week I attended my first Austin Blogger meet-up! To say I was a bit nervous would be an understatement! I literally had the best time meeting so many new girlfriends and getting pampered! Talk about a fun and much needed girls night! Here’s too new friendships, girls night and monthly meet ups! I love meeting new people and truly look forward to the new faces the Lord will bring into my life in the months to come!
Do I need to say more? Sweaters, scarves and boots make my heart sing! Early morning coffee and snuggles with Lincoln to keep me warm are more appreciated! Weekends outback by the fire with the hubs sipping wine can’t be beat! I’m hoping these fall temps are here to stay awhile, actaully months please!
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite! To me it’s more than eating, drinking and wearing stretchy pants! It’s a time to reflect on just how thankful and grateful we are. It’s also pretty stress free. By that I mean it doesn’t require weeks of shopping for gifts and attending numerous parties. Thanksgiving is simply a special day of giving thanks and feasting with our loved ones!
New Date Night Spots
For those who have been following me for awhile know the hubs and I schedule date night often! Now that we are in a new city (Austin, a foodie city) we are so excited to try new date night spots! I started making a list of places but would love to hear your favorites too! We are not picky we love sushi, Mexican food, italian and of course a great steak! Any place with good ambiance + a patio sounds like the perfect night!
So there you have it, 5 things that make me happy. Pretty simple things really, but 5 things unique to me that will always guarantee to put a smile on my face, warm my heart just that little bit more and make me feel incredibly grateful for all that life gives me. I think we could all do with spending a bit of time to acknowledge the things that make us happy and I would love it if you shared yours with me. Sit down and think about what makes you happy. What makes you smile and feel good about yourself? Write these things down and go to your list whenever you’re feeling down. You won’t be feeling that way for too long!
Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope your week is going great!
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