Day Twelve: 30 Days of Gratitude

Today, I have been reflecting on the meaning of significance… What does it mean to be significant? Do I try to be significant and important in order to please others? THAT… is a recipe for heartache.

There are so many ways in which we can add value to our lives, not to prove to anyone or anything what we are capable of, but to reach our own potential within ourselves.

Today, I am thankful for continually striving and working to create momentum and give significance to my own life. By increasing our personal confidence, we can create the best possible version of ourselves that we can!

As Mastin Kipp States…

“Shift your verbiage and FOCUS  to ‘GIVING’ your gifts…

GO FROM needing SIGNIFICANCE, to making a CONTRIBUTION in your life …”

Day Nine: 30 Days of Gratitude


Mimi’s wedding= SUCCESS! As I was sitting on the runway in Atlanta this morning, I flipped through the hundreds of quotes I save in my “notes” app on my iPhone (it’s embarrassing how many I have, and naturally, coordinated by month), and came across this gem by Steve Jobs:

“That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

This quote instantly reminded me of something my mother instilled in me from a young age. Keep it simple. Keep it focused. She always reminded me to live life in moderation, and to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. No coincidence that this quote reminded me of her on Mother’s Day, right?!

Absolutely GRATEFUL for my beautiful, amazing, talented, athletic, loving, spiritual, and intuitive mother! Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, so they say…and as I get older, I begin to realize that becoming more and more like my sweet momma is definitely THE. BEST. THING. I would be lucky to be half the woman and mother she has been to myself and our family!

Days Seven & Eight: 30 Days of Gratitude


I wanted to lump these two days together, as I am down in the Keys celebrating Mhyria & Vlad’s wedding!

FAMILY & FRIENDS. Being a part of this ceremony with families of the bride and the groom is the most amazing feeling…

THANKFUL FOR MY BEST FRIEND MHYRIA!! And couldn’t be happier for her to marry HER best friend…the most incredibly caring and loving man, Vlad Polyakov!

One. Hour. BEAMING! So grateful. Words do NOT express my happiness right now!

Day Six: 30 Days of Gratitude

Sounds weird, but this morning I am thankful for the quiet, pristine, clean, and peaceful Knoxville Airport! I am currently sitting in a rocking chair with my coffee and book, looking out the window watching the plane prep for our departure. Often times, airports give me anxiety with the constant movement and crowds… But this has been nothing but relaxing actually. Starting the day off in this frame of mind is perfection in my eyes. Whenever the day starts off a bit more relaxed, it creates space for us to be creative, calm, and collected. Florida Keys, here I come! #MhyriagetsHITCHED


Day Two: 30 Days of Gratitude

i. LOVE. SUNDAYS. For me, they are a day to get things done that we do not always have a chance to get done during the week. The theme for today has been Productivity…

Let’s take a second to recap what has gone down today…

Wake up 6 am (I know, I know, cursed). Laundry. Ran dishwasher. Coffee. Breakfast. Feed & Walk Mia. Take out Trash. Laundry folded and put away. Sheets changed on bed. Vacuum. Thoroughly clean all surfaces in my entire kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom. Bathtub= scrubbed, bleached, cleaned. Coconut Oiled everything that needed it, including Mia. 8 am = Trader Joe’s Opens, SCORE. Groceries done. Randomly wanted a new trash can. Wal Mart = Rubbermaid chrome t-can on sale (managed to leave with ONLY THIS…new concept). Unload groceries. Unload dishwasher. Write Mother’s Day card, Mhyria/Vlad Wedding card, 2 random cards for fun, & Collin Birthday Card. Rearranged Mia’s food & organized her area. Bathed Mia. 12 pm = TRECS pool opens. Swim 40 mins (see set below from Tito Solano, an old coach of mine). Lay out in the sun for about 30 mins. Now I am sitting at Earthfare with a huge box of food from the Hot Bar and my G.T.’s Gingerade Kombucha (yup) writing this. The end.

I am thankful for SUNDAYS. The perfect day for “me time” for everyone, and another perfect day to get. stuff. done.