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30 Days of Thanks: Day 30

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Today I am thankful for my body. For eyes that see so much beauty in the world – but also see hurt and suffering. Because then I can something about it. For a nose that can smell warm, baked apples with cinnamon from a mile away. For my mouth that can taste wonders, speak very big things, and can stay shut at the most worthy of moments. For my legs that carry me to where I need to go, be it running, walking, biking or sitting. For my feet, for they can run marathons, climb mountains, and play footsie with my husband. For my hands that can hold on to the most important things. For my arms that can wrap around my loves. For a stomach that fancies chocolate, cheese, bread, and cereal most. For the muscles I work so hard to maintain and build, which are my strength when they need to be. For my heart that pumps the blood I need to every inch of my body, and holds so many people, places, and secrets.

There has never been a time in my life that I have been more aware of my body and the wonders it can do. Right now it is growing another human being. My son. Providing him with nourishment to grow, protection from the outside world, warmth to keep him smiling, and a sense of safety I hope I can always give to him. There have been times when I have been frustrated with the changes in my body in these last 9 months, but mostly, I’m just so thankful for everything my body does.

I know not everyone is as lucky as I am. Some people cannot see. Some people cannot walk. Some people cannot grow a child. So today, on our final of the 30 Days of Thanks, I am ever grateful for my body.

xoxo, Mallory

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 29

Today I am thankful for Christmas for always, always putting a smile on my face and a jingle in my step. 26 days my loves!

xoxo, Mallory

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 28

A few years ago I discovered something that would change my life forever. It was something that was a constant source of inspiration, a sense of community when I had none, a whole lot of entertainment, a job that I love, and a way to stay connected (and become connected) to loved ones and new friends all over the world. Blogs.

There are millions of them out there (I think), and no matter what, there is a blog for you. Home blogs, fitness blogs, parenting blogs, wedding blogs, blogs about nothing, blogs about everything, even a blog about legos.

Aside from the obvious – blogging has given me a job I absolutely adore – blogging has kept me connected to friends and family as the military moves us around the world. Blogging is an insight into someone’s mind/heart/life (at least the part they want the internet to see) and I have never seen a sense of community like it. It can be intense, it can be lighthearted, it can be passionate.

Blogs, you’re number one on my thankful list today. What’s on your thankful list today?

xoxo, Mallory

PS a few of my daily blog haunts (in case you need some to get lost in for a few hours): Young House Love, Style Me Pretty, Bower Power, Book Monster, A Cup of Jo, The Daybook, Under the Sycamore, Design*Sponge… there are more, but those’ll keep you busy for days.

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 27

I’ll be honest, today I just don’t feel like writing up a thankful post. I’m plenty thankful, I just don’t feel like writing about it.

But I’m sticking to it. I have four more days of thanks (and a lifetime more… just not on the blog). So today, I am thankful for solitude. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I crave being alone (or alone with my hubby). I love my friends and family and I honestly adore spending time with them all. But sometimes, I just need to be on my own. In a nice quiet spot. With my own thoughts and feelings. And honestly, the only person I am okay with bursting into that solitude bubble is Jonathan. And the Babe is worming his way in too.

I’m an introvert by nature, and I enjoy the quiet. Solitude is heaven sometimes.

xoxo, Mallory

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 26

Snow. Seriously, just snow. I most likely will not see snow this year, but no matter what, it always makes me happy. I’m so thankful for snow.

xoxo, Mallory

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 25

We’re piggy backing off of yesterday’s thankful post, but I felt like he deserved his own day. Today I am thankful for Harry Potter.

J.K. Rowling’s books have taught me so much about love, life, and friendship over the years and many, many (too many to count) rereads. I have learned about compassion, good vs. evil, heartache. I have laughed, cried, become unbelievably mad, and awed time after time again and plan to continue the cycle for the rest of my life.

I can’t wait to share the story of Harry Potter and his journey through some pretty tough years with my children. I can only hope they will love him as I do – as one of the best friends of my life.

Thank you Joanna + Harry Potter.

xoxo, Mallory

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 24

Books. Books have made my life the life it is. They are my solitude when I need some time to myself. They are my escape when I need to escape. They are my entertainment when life is lacking that. They are my teachers when I am ready to learn. They are my friends when I let them into my heart. They are my passport when I am ready to explore.

Books have grown my imagination, my knowledge base, and my passion for different cultures, different time periods, different worlds. They have always been there for me and will be there for me until the very end. They are some of the best friends I’ve had.

When I’m old and grey, and my grandchildren come to visit, I hope they can walk into my library and enjoy every last book that I have known and loved over the years. The warn, ratty books, the books with the almost new spine, every single one.

Today I am thankful for books.

xoxo, Mallory

PS if you’re looking for some awesome book reviews, check out Book Monster. She’s awesome.

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30 Days of Thanks: Day 23

Plain and simple, today I’m thankful that the Black Friday hoopla has been lost on me. Spent today in New Orleans with family enjoying good food, great weather, and beautiful architecture – instead of in lines.

xoxo, Mallory

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