Friday, October 21, 2011


- the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

grateful- adjective
- feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

When thinking this morning about all that I am thankful/grateful for 
my list kept growing…

: the weekend almost here
: celebrating youngest with a birthday party tomorrow
: being invited over to friend’s home
: crisp morning air
: hearing son yell “ I love you mom” before he goes out to play football
: and hearing him say it again as he comes in to get a drink of water
: gas in our cars
: balloons {cause they’re cute & colorful}
: favor with my hubs job
: healthiness
: the heat that warms our home
: leaves on the ground
: sun shining through the trees in backyard
: the warmth middle exudes

I also learned a new word this morning when getting the definition for grateful_  beholden... and this is what it said:


Owing something, such as gratitude, to another; indebted

Now I think i’ve heard this before but probably didn’t pay it much attention until today.
So I feel indebted to show my gratefulness towards my sponsors/friends on here….just because I don’t want to let the opportunity ever pass me by..

With that… here is a random_ off the top of my head_
reasons for my thankfulness towards them today.

Katie and her encouragement always
Kinze and her beautiful heart
Jami and “we encourage Tuesdays”
Laura for her pursuing something she’s passionate about
Hanna and her wise words
Heather and her creative inspiration
Chelsea and new life in her belly
Ruthie for a starbucks card sent & always being uplifting
Kim for her awesome recipes
Kelly for her sense of humor
Heather for inspiring me
Meredith for newlywed marriage
Kim for her openness & honesty
Kelli Diane for new friendship
Pamela for her sweet soul
Ashley for challenging me
Leslie for her wisdom

These lovely ladies inspire_ challenge_ encourage_ are all so beautiful_ and I am thankful.

have a happy weekend!

Heather :)


  1. awww. grateful for you too :)

    you truly know how to "be-holden" <3

  2. Heather! I love this post. How crazy is it that beholden has such a special meaning along with sharing your last name. Thank you for the sweet little shout out and thank YOU for all you have done for me, my blog and my soul. Lots of love!!

  3. Simple and so meaningful. Love this!


  4. Lovely Heather! I love that pic of "gratitude". You are so sweet, I'm sure all your sponsors/friends enjoyed reading this too!

  5. You are truly just so kind, thoughtful, and generous. I was having blog blues today and this reminded me that I not only blog to record our story but to connect with beautiful women just like you. Hugs, my friend.

  6. What a sweet and thoughtful post! Love :)

  7. You are awesome. I'm beholden to you:) Love that we "met" and are friends! Heather:)

  8. What an amazing list of ladies! :) it :)

  9. Thank you friend. You are a treasure!
    Love you, xoxo

  10. Just now catching up on all my blog this post :) A special group of ladies for sure!

  11. You inspired me to focus on what I was thankful for, and I thank you for that!

    Here's my post: