Daily Attitude of Gratitude

During the month of May, I want to make a conscience effort to have an attitude of gratitude. So each day I want to share with you a little something that makes me happy or something that I’m thankful for. I think by focusing each day on the positive instead of negative, it can change our mindset and help us lead a life of happiness! Be sure to come back each day to see what I’m adding to my list

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Today I’m thankful that my sweet mama and weta taught me how to cook from a young age. My husband’s school has their international day event tomorrow, and because of my cooking skills, I was able to make homemade apple hand pies in my little toaster oven for 80 students!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Today I’m thankful for the opportunity to live in an international culture. From my family to my husband and kids being at schools that celebrate international cultures! See my blog about it here.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Today I’m thankful for my husband. It was his idea two years ago that we go on weekly date nights and the only ones we have missed is cause we were on vacation or one of us out of town. I look forward to our date night each week!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Today I’m thankful for my wonderful father who is so knowledgeable and our realtor for telling us what to do to get our house ready to sell. We did just about everything they said to do and our house sold in a week. Looking at houses, I can tell that people may not have the same people surrounding them that we did.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today I’m thankful that my husband and I have a budget and plan for when we move home to the US! It’s been stressful not knowing if he would have a job but we are on track and won’t be in debt!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Today I’m thankful to have lunch with Dominic and Jordan. After my haircut today, both of them met me at the mall for lunch. We got to talk about life and our adventures. Truly blessed to have such wonderful kiddos!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Today I’m thankful for food delivery services in Jakarta! Aaron and I still haven’t been feeling well and it was pouring rain so it was nice to get on and order food delivered to us! You know it’s the simple things in life!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Today I’m thankful that my hubby and I got to spend the day together. He was a little under the weather but still went to the grocery store with me. I love every moment we spend together!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Today I’m thankful for the power of social media! It’s amazing how people you have never met before can be so encouraging. My I Am a Triangle group may drive me bonkers sometimes but good to know there is a network of people out there, who you don’t even know, to support you.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

My heart is heavy as Ahok was sentenced to two years in prison today. It was a total injustice from the Indonesian government. So today, I’m thankful that while not perfect, the U.S. has a justice system that works.

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Friday, May 12, 20107

Today I’m thankful for my kid’s school. Jordan was in a performance for the library at the school assembly and he looked so happy and had fun! I love that they get to do new things and have really enjoyed learning.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Today I’m thankful for relaxing weekends. The past few weeks for us has been so busy that I just needed a day to relax and do nothing!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Today it’s Mother’s Day and I am so thankful for my amazing mom! She really taught me how to be the woman I am today. I’m also thankful for my wonderful husband and children. They really made this Mother’s Day Special.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Today I’m thankful for my awesome new phone! I love electronics, especially phones. It’s been fun playing around and trying out all the new features!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Today I’m thankful for special moments with my kids. Jordan is the only one who didn’t have after school activities today so we got to spend time together learning about the cardiovascular system. I love his passion for learning!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Today I’m thankful friends and golf! Went out golfing with the girls today and we had loads of fun. I got too hot and couldn’t finish but it was a blast!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Today was a little hard to find joy as the morning started off horrible. But my joy came later as we took a new lady at school out for lunch so she could make new friends. It was great to hear stories and spend the afternoon with them.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Today I’m thankful for Pinterest. Pierce has been asking for cinnamon rolls and I found an awesome recipe that has them done in 45 minutes! The family loved them!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Today I’m thankful that Aaron gives me some me time. Went and had a manicure today and it was just the hour I needed to zone out, relax, and pamper myself a little.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Today I’m thankful that we closed on our house! YEAH!! It felt like it was forever but it’s done! Thankful for our wonderful realtor Kirk and my dad who signed off on all the paperwork.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Today I’m thankful for funny friends. I love that my girlfriends and I laugh so much together, even on text!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Today I’m thankful for being able to get out of Jakarta for a few days! Got to spend a wonderful, fun day with my hubby and kiddos in KL.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today I’m thankful for our expat life. Made it to Cambodia today and we are going to see Angkor Wat tomorrow!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Today I’m thankful for another day of travel! We got to see Angkor Wat and it was AMAZING!! We live in such an amazing world.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today I’m thankful for rest! It rained all afternoon so we got to just lay around and sleep. It was glorious!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Today I’m thankful that we made it to Phuket okay. We hit a big pocket of turbulence and it felt like the plane dropped 100 feet. Just thankful we are okay and on the ground.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Today I’m thankful for the beautiful sunshine! It was rainy and overcast yesterday but the sun was out today and we got to go to the beach!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Today I’m thankful to sleep in my own bed! Was nice to be on vacation but ready to be home!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Today I’m thankful to end the month and be home to get some awesome reflexology! Totally needed it after a week of lots of walking.


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