Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Charmed Life

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Happy mid-week, lovelies! How wonderful that it's already the middle of the week and I've only had to work one day so far. And I only have 2 and a half more days of work before another weekend at the beach.

With all of the fun I've been having lately I've been feeling very grateful and blessed to have such a wonderful life. Sure I have hard times like everyone but overall I know that I'm a very lucky girl and I wouldn't change one little thing about my life. I'm in love with my childhood sweetheart, I have an amazing family, wonderful friends, I love my job, love my city and I'm also able to travel and explore other fantastic places fairly frequently. No complaints here :)

I always think it's good to step back and reflect about the fortunes you have in your life. It just makes you appreciate things more. So what about you all? What are you grateful for these days?

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day, loves! xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

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45 comments:

Colores said...

Oh yes! you are right when you say we should step back and think about all the positive things we have! we do rarely think about it! a big kiss!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I agree. I slip away to the heart of woods to reflect - there's plenty to be thankful for.xx

Jonna said...

Beautiful!

Jonna xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Lovely post and I know I have so much to be thankful for.
Enjoy the rest of the week, dear friend

Hugs
Carolyn

Debby said...

Dawn, this post is beautiful. Definitely one of my faves! I am thankful for mostly to have been blessed w/ two wonderful kids. It's such a gift. Oh, and I'm thankful to you for giving me eye candy to drool over ever day! Like I said before, I'm moving in... you just know how to live life to the fullest! xo

classiq said...

And we are happy to share little bits of your lovely life every day. I am also grateful for what life has given me so far. Wishing you a wonderful summer, Dawn! Your weekends by the seaside and summer work program sound so awfully good. :) ps: I've left some awards for you on my blog today. ;)

www.timetochange.over-blog.com said...

That's a lovely post! I've been trying also to take some minutes to express my gratitude!

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Beautiful post Dawn as always and such lovely words. I'm grateful everyday for a wonderfully supportive husband who is also my best friend, and my incredible family and friends. So much to be thankful for xo

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Yes~I'm counting each blessings daily!
The stone wall is amazing...rarely that we see that craftsmanship these days!

xo*

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Bless! What a pretty post and I always admire how grateful you are for all you have achieved, well done! xo

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

So nice to sit back and be reminded by how lucky each and everyone of us really is... Thanks for this post Dawn... You bring such light and positivity into each of our lives. Much luv beautiful! XO

Lana said...

Beautiful images especially the last! It's so good to be grateful and really mean it! I'm so glad everything is working out on your side of the world!xx

Josie said...

You're so right, it is important to reflect on what you're grateful for, it helps as well when you're feeling blue. What an inspirational post lady!

TimbarikaDoll said...

Lovely!! Blessings should always be counted, its never what you don't have, always the good you do have!! And I'm grateful for so much!! Big hugs sweets XO

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a sweet sweet post dawn! and i too am soo glad the weekend is almost here again haah!!

Karena said...

This summer I am going to truly enjoy the simple things and be very grateful for what I have. Gorgeous images Dawn!

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Taylor said...

I have that same feeling a lot lately!! Really loving life!!! And ps- lets go to that villa, and layout and read magazines and swim for hours! k, thanks!

Dancing Branflake said...

At first I said to myself "Totally! I totally want Dawn's life." Then I realized what you were saying and I realized, yes, my life is completely blessed and would not change a thing. Well, maybe I'd like your style...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Is that Diana Agron? Love the picture! We should definitely count our blessings.

Ooh yes perhaps we can meet during the week. I'll e-mail you!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

This post is beyond gorgeous in every way- that first shot took my breath away and I love how you've mixed it with subtle beauty. As for me, I'm incredibly grateful for my family and children- they bring me so much happiness! Loved this post. xo

Sherry said...

That's so great!! I tend to take life and everything in it for granted, until something happens, but then I have to realize how blessed I am and how much I really have! Love that last photo - I want to be there!!

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Natural Beauty said...

Stunning post! Truly. And I love the sentiment. It's easy to become numb to the things we're blessed with and forget that, in the grand scheme of things, even running water is a luxury. Phenomenal work, as always!

Noelle Chantal said...

Beautiful photos! And that Summer house looked so perfect! Plus, a weekend at the beach sounds perfect too, looks like a fun relaxing weekend soon! :)

pretty pink tulips said...

Grateful for so many things - a wonderful family, dear friends and having the beach within a short drive.

The weekend is almost here!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Katie said...

Your childhood sweetheart - I love that! Love this post :)

Julip Made said...

Beautiful sentiments Dawn and very true. It's easy to get stressed and bogged down and complain, but more difficult to step back and realize all that you have. Right now I'm grateful for my college sweetheart, our pup, our new apartment which is finally coming together, and even my job with all of its headaches and all.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tanvi said...

Grateful for everything. Really! Gorgeous pictures!

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B. in the Know said...

I am grateful for the sun shinning and being able to make my work schedule work so I can enjoy some of it and dear friends to enjoy the sun with!
Much love,
B

Alexa said...

Ah such a beautiful post. Yes there is a lot to be thankful and grateful for! I feel the same. Lovely images too! :)

Rhônya Holman said...

Beautiful and inspiring message Dawn!
I've always been thankful for who I am and for everything that I have achieved in life. What's most important is who you are, not what others make of you. Stay strong and grow in so many aspects of life. Think about others and help them when there's a need. Be kind even when others are not. This is what keeps the spirit alive. And YES, be grateful for every blessing and each dream you've realized.

Sunshine and smiles to you always! (-:

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

Such a beautiful post Dawn :) I keep a grateful journal and write down all the things that I'm grateful for. Much Love xoxox

Taj Acosta said...

Wonderful! So much to be greatful for and living the good life! xo

Kristin said...

Your happiness is infectious!

sugarhoneybaby said...

Lovely post! Nice and inspiring pictures:)

honey my heart said...

i'm grateful for my life, too. with the hardships and difficulties, there is also plenty of happiness :)

Jess said...

An amazing husband, and an amazing family, in general, is at the top of my list! Couldn't ask for more!!

Glad you reminded me to stop and smell the roses ;)

xo

LCR said...

so great to step back and look at the positives in life:)
I'm greatful for my opportunity to work now to save up for an exciting work term in Australia in September!

ps. love those photos-- charmed life is right!

Charlotta Ward said...

Dawn, what a lovely sunny happy post!
You are absolutely right - we need to sit ourselves down and count our blessings regularly. Life is precious and there is always so much to be happy and grateful for.

Enjoy your sweet life my friend, and keep on spreading the sunlight.

xx Charlotta

Sal said...

I too am grateful for life at the moment! It's nice to feel like you're holding on with two hands and taking in every moment and opportunity possible :-)

Beth - In My World... said...

Beautiful post! I am so grateful for my family and my life. When I see what others have to endure, I know I have a wonderful existence. Like you, I don't find everything to be perfect. But...perfection is highly over-rated. Be well, my friend!

S and O said...

Ohhh my...these pictures are just gorgeous.
I love this post!
xoxo
Olivia

Sarah said...

I'm grateful for love and opportunity. So, so grateful! xo

Caroline said...

Oh my...new to your blog....this is quite possibly the most beautiful blog I have ever seen. Gorgeous photos!!!

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

As always Dawn, very beautiful images. And I'm happy for you you have so many fortunes. I feel the same about my life and wouldn't want to change a thing!

wishful nals said...

couldn't agree more! xo