My outfit details: c/o ABI Collection sweater, c/o K-Bell leggings (similar here), Target baseball hat, c/o Shein faux shearling coat, c/o A’GACI backpack (similar here), Qupid fringe boots, c/o Blue Nile morganite and diamond ring, and c/o Blue Nile diamond vertical bar necklace.
Photography by Bleudogfotography.
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to give thanks. In fact, during life’s setbacks is when having a thankful heart is necessary. You see we are meant to struggle. It is through constant pressure that we expand and grow. Our character is shaped by how we choose to respond to life’s curve balls. It is through those times of discouragement, heartache, and pain that life’s greatest lessons are learned if we allow it.
When we choose to have a thankful heart and see out of a lens of gratitude we free ourselves from self-doubt and self-pity. When we decide to focus on our abundance instead of lack, our lives become enriched as do the relationships around us.
Gratitude is Good
It is a win-win! Gratitude is contagious and practice exercising it! My adorable Thankful Sweater from A Beautiful Inspiration Collection inspires me to do just that!
This New Year make a conscious effort to give thanks. Have a thankful heart. Be forgiving. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Choose to listen more than to react. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Decide to be happy now — in the present. Gratitude combines making sense of the past and embracing the now which will allow you to walk powerfully in the future.
Please, comment with the three things that you are thankful for! I will start first by sharing I am thankful for my Heavenly Father’s unconditional love, my husband’s companionship and devotion, and for the opportunity to be a mother to three fabulous individuals called my kids!
Happy New Year my friends! Thank you so much for dropping by and reading my blog! See you soon!
I love your positive and grateful message to start the year off! And thank you so much for sharing the A Beautiful Inspiration Thankful Sweater!! It looks absolutely amazing on you! You are such a light my friend. I wish you an amazing 2018!
Thank you so much Jen! Your sweater means so much to me. Living with the mindset brings peace and abundance. xo
Awesome blog post! Love these photos of you, Debbie! You look great as always! Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!
Much love, Len
Thank you so much Len! Happy New Year to you my beautiful friend! xo
I am thankful to have married the love of my life, for my 4 healthy children, and for my family and friends. Happy new year Debbie!
This is so beautiful! I am so HAPPY we are friends! Can’t wait to meet you in person one day! Love ya! Happy New Year! xo
I loooooove this, your thoughts and the photos!! It’s so very true, and I’m thankful for you!! Love you!! Happy new year my dear friend! Thank you for sharing your light with us all!!
Hi Amanda! I love you! Happy New Year to you! Can’t wait to see you again! Thank you for reading my blog!
Great post Debbie. Such good words to start out the year. Btw I also need that velvet hat. Cheers to a good 2018!
The velvet hat super fun find at Target!
I love the purple hat. Happy New Year!
Thank you so much Marjie! xo
I couldnt agree more!! Gratitude is the vehicle to miracles!! Love these pics too babe!!
Thank you so much Ruthie! xo
There’s nothing better than to welcome the new year with a grateful heart. I think this is the best way to welcome it and stay positive as well. Love your outfit!
This is such a great post Debbie! I don’t think I am thankful enough for all of the things I have in my life, most importantly my family and my health!
Family + Health = BEST BLESSINGS!
Such a wonderful post. It’s so easy to get caught up in the negativity and forget to be thankful for everything we have in life.
You said it so well Stephanie! xo
Love that shirt. Great message! I always look back on the year with gratitude, but it’s just as important to start the year with it too.
Thank you so much Jessica!
Love your top! Great message. I am so grateful for insurance, my ability to pay for food, and my yoga studio that brings me so much peace. Both have been something friend of mine have not had easy access to in the past month and I am thankful for how blessed I am.
Hi Angela! Sending wishes for an amazing New Year to you!
I LOVE this outfit, some great photos here. And I absolutely agree; gratitude IS good and a win-win!
I’m thankful for a family who are caring and understanding of my health needs, I’m thankful for the weird and wonderful opportunities life has given me so far and I’m thankful for free healthcare, which I’m hoping the government won’t mess up in the UK!
Happy New Year to you Jazmin!!!
I love that top! Such a great message. I also love love love the daisies – they are my favorite flowers.
Thank you so much Destany!
Love your look! Three things I am thankful for: my health, my family, and my home 🙂
What wonderful blessings!!!
I love those french boots, very sassy! Starting the new year with gratitude is a great for your soul.
Let me first mention that I love the message on your sweater. Now, the three things I am thankful for is my family, having God’s Providence, and to enjoy the sunsets everyday.
I love all of your styles in this post! Gratitude is definitely a good quality! I love how you say it is contagious because I definitely agree about that!
Thank you Ariel! Have a great day!
I love the outfit!! Gratitude is contagious and practice exercising it! I certainly agree with that opinion. Nice point
Thank you so much Nefeli! xo
Yes!!! First off! LOVING that hat on you. And so much yes to your beautiful attitude. Being thankful is one of those things that is just a must for a happy life. When we recognize that blessings are a gift, trials can be a gift and we are growing from them it is a game changer.
Thank you so much Lauren! Happy New Year!
I am grateful for my amazing family, the support I have from friends and community, and the opportunity I have to forge my own career path!
Hi Chelley! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing!!!! xo
This is absolutely true! xo
Thank you so much Marceline! xo
I’m so thankful for the opportunities, the love and the support I have been given in my life. You look adorable in that sweater Debbie!
Love your Thankful sweater, it adorable! It’s so true that we grow through our trials and having gratitude and being thankful during our struggles is the way to go.
l love this sweatshirt and your velvet hat especially how you styled it! I am so thankful for this blogging community and for my amazing close friends and family❤️
I absolutely love that shirt! I’m thankful for :
-motherhood – specifically my rainbow baby born last year!
-my husband’s grace
-my friends who I can confide in
I love that outfit! Especially those leggings and boots! The pink coat looks so soft and comfortable.
So true! And perfect to keep in mind as we start the new year 🙂
xo, Eva | The Charlie Bird