Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I have been thinking a lot about gratitude these last few weeks. I feel so inspired lately by all of the different people that I come into contact with in my life, and have been so thankful for the people that I work with, have fun with, laugh with ... everyday. Not to say that life is all rainbows and flowers, but I have noticed that trying to live with an attitude of thankfulness has the ability to drastically alter perspective (in a good way, of course!). The cool thing is that there is always something to be thankful for! That is what this picture reminds me of- to be thankful! Hope it serves as a good reminder to you, too :) 

Also, I am really excited to share an interview/post with you in the next day or two about two girls in Raleigh who are doing some very exciting things-- they will inspire you and will serve to reinforce this theme of thankfulness and gratitude. Happy Wednesday, everyone! 


  1. Your above picture perfectly fit into something I was pondering when accessing your blog!! Life is a gift, no disagreement there, but regarding the never take it for granted part... can it not also be looked at as a gift to give to someone else who deserves or wants it more? i.e. giving in to the ED and therefore donating the remaining working organs to someone who truely deserves them??

  2. Thanks for your honesty- I am concerned though by the nature of your comment and would encourage you to talk to a therapist about this. I always take thoughts about suicide (active or passive) very seriously. Two thoughts though in response- first, how do you decide whose life has more value or who 'deserves' the gift of life? Just by being born, we all have the same value. The other thought that I have is that by giving into the ED, your organs will breakdown.. so someone else will not be able to use them. The ED is looking for ways to win... Stay strong- try to challenge the ED thoughts and seek support and counseling. Something Fishy is a great website that has a list of referrals for therapists and dieticians that specialize in ED treatment all over the country.