About Year of Yay
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I started this blog after taking up the challenge to do a “Month of Thanksgiving” during November 2010. I found my outlook on life improved when I was looking for things to be thankful for. You can read my entire inspiration here.
Each day I wrote about one thing I’m thankful for. As you’ll see, they range from the (seemingly) mundane to the extraordinary; from the little things we use every day to the intangibles that flavor our lives.
I invite your comments and look forward to hearing what you’re thankful for, what things make you sit and marvel. In each instance, I asked myself, “What if I/the world didn’t have _______ ?”
“Thankfulness isn’t a matter of forcing yourself to see the happy side of life. That would be like returning to naïve optimism. Thanking God restores the natural order of our dependence on God. It enables us to see life as it really is.” – Paul Miller, “A Praying Life”
I’m a thirtysomethingish girl and I live right outside Washington, D.C., with my [insert any and all adjectives of praise here] husband. I favor policy over politics and boneless chicken over bony. I’m originally from the South, but I’ve lived in the Midwest and spent one heavenly college semester in London. I love going to high tea, but I’m also at home on a shooting range. You’ll find me blasting Switchfoot in my car, reading Entertainment Weekly, and using copious quantities of Post-It notes. I am an exact blend of my mom and dad (see tea/shooting above) and forever thankful for their examples. Journalism runs in my veins. Some day, when I’m not working as much and can walk him myself, I will have a dog.