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Thankful Thursday

I’m back linking up this week with these lovely ladies for Thankful Thursday.

This week, the top three things and moments that I’m most thankful for are …

1. … email. As a daughter who has talked on the phone with her mom every single day since she left for college at 18, you can imagine how difficult it is when her parents decide to go on a 10-day Mediterranean cruise to Greece. And, guess what? Their cellphones don’t work over there! In all seriousness, I’m so happy that my parents are having a great time on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, and I obviously would not be calling her while she’s on vacation. However, I am grateful that they have Internet on the ship so we’ve been able to email each other at least once a day. I have been sending her updates on the important things, you know, like if the Chicago Blackhawks won their game, who won Dancing with the Stars, and so on.

2. … 80-degree weather. Mother Nature finally has decided to send some gorgeous weather our way in the Midwest. I forgot how much I enjoy taking a midday break to sit outside and read for fun, whether that be my favorite magazine or a book. Oh, and when Real Simple Magazine replies to your tweet about said midday break, it just makes it that much better.

3. … green smoothies. I can’t believe it took me this long to jump on the green smoothie bandwagon. I am almost at my one-week mark of making a green smoothie every morning for breakfast, and I honestly haven’t felt this great (physically) since our wedding and honeymoon. They keep me full until lunchtime, I feel much more energized throughout the day, and I actually am happy when I look in the mirror. Plus, I think it’s helping my skin – that’s always a bonus. I’m thinking of posting some of my green smoothie recipes soon – is that something you guys would like? Let me know in the comments!

What have you been thankful for this week?