Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gratitude Is Always In Style

Today is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. This day has at its heart a universal theme that can speak to anyone – that of expressing gratitude for blessings. So I thought I’d list some things I’m thankful for as it relates to this blog – mostly in terms of style and my wardrobe.

(Of course all this is TOTALLY secondary to the biggest blessings in my life – my husband and two wonderful children. Their health & well-being are what I’m grateful for every minute of every day. Everything else is really the icing on the cake.)

Ok, on to the style related gratitudes!

I’m grateful for…..

…the convenience of shopping in any store I choose since losing weight, and almost always being able to find my size. If I could also have a wish related to this particular blessing, it would be that all women, no matter their size, were able to easily find clothing that fits & flatters them.

…this blog. And I hope in some small way when I happen to hit it right that it contributes towards showing that a woman of my size, age & vocation can develop style by keeping an open mind and positive attitude. Simply put: we all deserve to like the way we look.

…for seeing the not so stellar outfits I’ve worn – I learn from my “mistakes”…hopefully leading me little by little to develop a more cohesive signature style that creatively expresses who I am. It’s a process and I’m enjoying the journey along with all the layers of life lessons it reveals along the way.

…the other bloggers I’ve had the HUGE privilege of reading and sharing ideas with. I enjoy you all so much. The creativity, beauty and inspiration abound amongst the talented & lovely women I’ve “met”, and I look forward to learning more from all of you!

…my new blog awards! It’s so nice to be thought of, and especially from those you admire.

May each of you have an abundance of blessings to be grateful for this day, and every day. Thanks for making this blog such a pleasure to work on :)


Jane said...

What a lovely post. We don't do Thanskgiving over here but I wish we did. It's not until you stop and be thankful that you realise, on the whole, how blessed most of us are.

Kayleigh said...

Thanks so much - and I couldn't agree with you more, Jane :)

Trace said...

This is such a sweet post, I love it. I agree with all of this. I'm so glad I found your blog!

Kayleigh said...

Hi Trace -- thanks! And I feel exactly the same way about your blog :)