Thank you Notes: Vol. 2

Thank you Trader Joe’s for providing me with a great source for amazing and plentiful Eucalyptus.  You finally figured out how to get me.

Thank you city of Issaquah for putting in a roundabout by Target and Trader Joe’s so I can actually drive myself to Trader Joe’s now.

Thank you Target for getting even better than you already were by collaborating with Joanna.

Thank you Snoqualmie YMCA for having free tennis courts so I can finally learn how to play… while pretending I am winning a grand slam…. because you know I am that good! 😂

Thank you Netflix for finally starting to have at least some of the newest Hallmark Christmas movies.

Thank you Snoqualmie for having a good snow storm so early in the year so I was able to experience the amazing beauty of snow covered Autumn trees with bright blue skies and a snow covered evergreen mountain backdrop.  It.  Was.  Magical!!!

Thank you Pyrex for making the perfect little 6″ pie plates so I can still have a variety of pies this Thanksgiving, without throwing a lot of it away in a week.

Thank you Thanksgiving for stuffing.  Because stuffing! ❤️

Thank you Alexa for fulfilling my life long ambition of turning the lights out while laying in bed.  This is the future…

Thank you husband Vu for taking an entire day to install Alexa friendly light switches throughout the whole house. Continue reading

Thank You Notes

When my College Paris study abroad program ended, my mom and cousin met up with me in Paris and we traveled around a few other countries for a couple weeks and ended back in Paris.  Since I didn’t want to pack around 4 months worth of belongings, my Director and his wife who were staying on for the next semester, kindly volunteered to let me keep my stuff at their apartment for those 2 weeks.  At the end of our trip when we met to pick up my luggage, the Director’s wife told my mom how much her husband had appreciated my positive attitude through the whole program.  He had been the professor of the French culture class where each week we had discussed some literature about a specific aspect of the culture and were then to go out and experience it and turn in a written assignment about our experiences.  Some of these cultural differences were a little difficult for many of the students (I am sure no one can image what I am talking about… after all there are no negative french stereotypes…), which was then reflected in their writing.  My professor had been impressed with the positivity that was in all of my assignments and how I had managed to find the good in each situation, even when things didn’t turn out how I had hoped or planned.  I think I had always had a natural tendency to see the good, the whole glass is half full perspective, but from the moment I heard these things from my professor’s wife I unconsciously began to think of myself as a positive person, and it became a sort of internal hallmark of who I thought I was.

Recently though I have been wondering if I have been slowly moving away from that, allowing the annoyances and frustrations of life to affect my previously positive perspective.  I want to continue to be that person that always sees the good in things, and I firmly believe that there is nothing like gratitude to help you see all that you do have in life.  So I wanted to take a moment to focus on the positive aspects of my life right now, and write some little “Thank You Notes” for all the things that I am currently grateful for!

Thank you spring rain for keeping my beautiful green state in the green.

Thank you lilac candle for providing me with my favorite scent because I cannot buy the real flowers from a florist.

Thank you Zyrtec for making it possible for me to sleep at night.

Thank you Vu for finding me the perfect rose gold metallic magnetic band for my Fitbit, so I can sometimes look like I am not wearing my Fitbit.

Thank you overdrive for creating double speed so I can listen to my audio books at chipmunk speed. Continue reading