Thankful Thursday

I haven’t done a Thankful Thursday post in awhile, so it’s time to start up again. Sometimes I find myself letting the little things get me down, but there is so much to be thankful for, and it’s good to focus on these things! Here’s what I’m particularly thankful for today:

  • My sister! Today is a very special day for her – it’s her birthday and it’s the day of her baby shower for little Victoria! She is my best friend and has been since the day I was born. I’m so excited to celebrate the addition of a little baby girl to her family today.
Me and Audrey circa 1985
  • Home ownership. We own a two-family home, so we live on the first floor and rent out the second unit. I do long for the day when we have our own single-family home so I don’t have to worry if the dogs’ barking is bothering anyone or whether our tenants are making fun of me when I belt out songs as I wash the dishes… but really, we’re so fortunate to have a home to call our own when so many people don’t even have a place to sleep at night.
  • Warmer weather. We had a really cold winter here in Rhode Island, and it’s SO NICE to have spring weather! Sitting outside on my parents’ back patio or in their back yard, enjoying the view, is such a treat.
  • Getting my iPhone back after I lost it on Monday. When I went to the dry cleaners that day I must have put it down on the counter and forgotten to pick it back up. I went crazy looking for my phone all Monday evening, retracing my footsteps with Brian for hours. After going over every step with my Dad, he was convinced the only place it could be was the dry cleaners, but by that time it was closed. So the next morning he went there as soon as they opened and got me my phone back! I have some special photos and videos on my phone and I would have hated to lose them.
  • The CVS iPhone app, which I just found out about. Among other things, it allows me to just choose the photos on my phone that I want printed, and then I can pick them up the same day at CVS. I can’t believe I didn’t know about this earlier. Mind. Blown.

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

Thanks to Joanna from for hosting these Thankful Thursdays! If you want to read more, head over there!

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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 5.23.13
    Sarah B said:

    Such great things to be thankful for!! I am SO glad you got your phone back!! I am also thankful for home ownership. I complain about our tiny and cramped house (daily) but, you’re right, there are so many people who do not have a roof over their heads, that I am blessed to have one, even if it is tiny.

  2. 5.23.13
    Sharon - said:

    I’m thankful for YOU and all the LOVE your bring every moment of every day… and with your Brian and Puppies! xoxox! I love you!

  3. 5.23.13

    I think I need to follow suit and make a thankful post. Certainly shifts the perspective!

  4. 5.23.13

    Warm and happy birthday to your sister! You have so much to be thankful for!

  5. 5.23.13

    So glad you found your phone. That must have been torture, I hate when I can’t find it in the house. Happy Birthday to Audrey!

  6. 5.23.13

    Great things to be thankful for Jane! I’m thankful you linked up and that you found your iPhone 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  7. 5.23.13
    Meg said:

    Great post! I am thankful for so many things … but am especially thankful for this post as it caused me to temporarily pause and reflect on all that I am thankful for … Great friends being near the top of that list!! And my new house, despite it not being the “perfect” house that I hoped for, it is a roof over my head and I am lucky … Hope the shower for little Victoria was magical!! xo

  8. 5.23.13
    sheri said:

    Your dad is a smart guy!

  9. 5.24.13
    liza said:

    love the photo of you and audrey – so sweet that you two are best friends. <3

  10. 5.24.13

    I love this pic!!!! You guys are so cute together ~ SISTERS!!!! =) Happy B-day to Audrey!

  11. 5.29.13
    Kel said:

    I have so many things to be thankful for that I wouldn’t know where to start. Thankful Thursday is a great reminder that there is so much good in out lives.

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