Thankful Thursday Week 5

Thankful Thursday Week 5: April 24th-April 30th

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“When asked if my cup is half full or half empty, my only response is ‘I am thankful I have a cup’.”

Thankful Thursday Week 5 is here! Overall this week was pretty good. I finished up my 3rd year of college and I finally got outside to do some yard work. My motivation has been slowly coming back to normal which is GREAT. Work is going back to a normal pace. Summer is right around the corner! Life is good right now and there is nothing major going on. I’ve had time to focus more on my blog so I am doing a HUGE rebranding! So many exciting things in the near future!

Check out last week’s Thankful Thursday HERE!

*Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way and all opinions and ideas are my own.

Thankful Thursday Week 5

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Today I am thankful for all of the people who will always be there in my time of need. Yesterday I realized that I am truly blessed with so many people who are willing to go out of their way when I need them. Not everyone has people in their life like this. My people are mostly family members of me and my boyfriend, but I also have select friends that I can always count on. It’s an extremely comforting feeling and makes life so much better.

Lesson Learned: As we grow older many people disappear from our lives, but those who stay are the ones worth keeping. Find your people who you can trust and count on. Once you find them, hold them close, and cherish your relationship. Life is hard but going through life with others helps a ton!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Today I am thankful for the chance to learn new things. After work today, I spent most of the night studying for my two finals tomorrow. It made me start thinking about how lucky we are to have such wide access to different subjects. If there is something you want to learn more about, chances are you can do so! Whether its online by yourself, in a library, an online course, a blog post, a video, or through an institution. The point is we have so many options to learn new things which is amazing and something we should take advantage of on a daily basis!

Lesson Learned: What is life if we don’t take advantage of it? Try to learn something new each day, even if it something small. Set goals for yourself, expand your mind, live life to the fullest!

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Today I am thankful for days when I get to sleep in. Having a full-time job, attending college full-time, and creating a blog on the side means that there aren’t many days where I get to sleep in. So when I finally get one, I cherish it. I had today off from work in order to finish up my 3rd year of college! I slept until about 9:30am and it felt great. I could have still woken up early and got some extra things done, but you need to give your body extra rest sometimes.

Lesson Learned: Push yourself and work hard everyday, but never put your health (mental and physical) on the back burner. Give yourself a rest day from time to time or at least allow yourself a couple extra hours of sleep or Netflix binge watching. You need everything in moderation, and often times rest is overlooked.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Today I am thankful for the indoors. For some reason winter came back today. It snowed and there was a high of 33 degrees. That is ridiculous for the end of April yet still common for Wisconsin. I hate it and I want Spring. So today I spent my day inside, enjoying the warmth, and relaxing. I love and cherish days like this.

Lesson Learned: If the weather isn’t what you want, make the most of it anyways. Take the cold days to relax and cuddle up inside. When it is warm again, get outside and enjoy it!

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Today I am thankful for Kitty Cuddles. I had a really hard day and mentally I was really down. One thing that never fails to cheer me up is when my cats cuddle up to me. Purring and rubbing their faces against mine. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

Lesson Learned: I just don’t know what kind of life I would have without animals. I love them so much.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Today I am thankful for yard work. I moved into a new house in March so today was the first time we did anything to our yard. Such a HUGE transformation, as you could tell that the last people who lived here did not care at all. We pulled so many weeds, trimmed the trees and bushes, and mowed the lawn.

Lesson Learned: Yard work is such a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors while also being productive. Seeing the progress made is so rewarding. Plus having a beautiful yard is the same as having a clean house for me. It is just something that makes me feel so much less stressed and at ease. I love it!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Today I am thankful for naps. I’m not gonna lie, I used to take naps any chance I got. However I haven’t taken a nap in months, until today.

My boyfriend, his sister, and I ended up staying awake WAY too late last night. This lead to me only getting 3 hours of sleep because I had to work this morning.

When I got home from work I did a few chores around the house and then decided I needed to at least relax for an hour or so. Not surprisingly, that turned into a nap. And BOY DID IT FEEL GOOD! I slept for a couple good hours, wasted part of my day, but felt so much better afterwards!

Lesson Learned: Sometimes you need to give yourself a break. Waste a few hours doing something for yourself and your body. Find moderation in your life so you can be productive while also taking care of yourself.


What were you thankful for this week?

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xoxo Manda Mae <3

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