hello feeling thankful

Last weekend we walked the Bob Jones trail in Avila–all the way to the pier! The evening light was magical.

I believe true joy comes from a grateful heart. There is always something to complain about, but there are blessings and beauty all around us as well. I want to focus my thoughts and attention there.

Today, I’m sharing thoughts on feeling thankful and saying hello to a grateful heart. Join me!

Hello family. I love you.

Hello sunlight through the trees and yellow leaves. Breathtaking.

Hello Matthias. You are almost ten years old and one seriously awesome kiddo.

Hello capturing life with an iphone. What did we do before smart phones?!

Hello bright blue sky. So beautiful, I can’t take it in.

Hello David. You make my heart happy.

Hello little vans and bob jogger. Awesome shoes and an awesome stroller. Life is good 😉

Hello smiles. Hello silliness.

Hello pretty flowers that have dried for winter.

Hello brothers. The way they love each other is unique and pretty amazing. It’s imperfect and awesome. It’s real and deep.

Hello hugs so tight you can hardly breath. The best kind of hugs.

Hello ocean waves, so smooth and perfect.

Hello happy shadows. Hello feeling thankful and finding joy.

It’s a brand new week! What are you saying hello to? Leave some hellos in the comments or link up your own hello monday post there!


  1. I loved that trail! We rode our bikes to the beach and back this past summer. Hello to jealous of your location. Hello to appreciating what mine has to offer.

  2. Hi. I’m actually selfishly writing out what I’d LOVE to say hello to– Hello Deer Necklace!? You used to have this amazingly beautiful mommy and baby deer kissing necklace in your shop. But I waited too long (hoping the hubby would get it for me) and then one day I went online to drool over it and it was gone. I’ve been hoping and waiting to see it return. Pretty pretty please, consider making it. Even for a “limited” number. Or maybe you have one lying around the shop or in someone’s jewelry box that needs a new home? Oh please let me know if there is any way to get one of these. I already asked once but hoping maybe I’d try again. 🙂 It’s the one piece of jewelry I wish I had just purchased for myself the day I fell in love with it. Because I’m worth it, right? … Thank you for the beautiful blog- I love to see all the pictures.

  3. I love your post today. Hello to feeling grateful…like all year long. It is truly the greatest gift we can give and receive…having a grateful heart.

  4. I’m saying hello to anticipation … Both of my girls are coming home from university this weekend for the holidays. Hugging them the moment they come through the door will be the best Christmas gift.

  5. Hello,good morning. We have had record lows this weekend. Snow and freezing temps. I have been in since Friday. Will have to venture out today to pick up my grandaughter from daycare. Hoping the roads will be better this afternoon. Have a great day!Lovely pictures of your family.

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