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150 Posts, 53 Books, 2016 Blessings #heart #soul #mind #nonstop

This is my 150th blog post!  Yay!

This blog continues to be helpful for me – it’s a therapeutic outlet and a confidence booster.  And it’s really  satisfying when I reach milestone numbers.

Like this milestone number – 53 books read this year. In January, I set a Goodreads goal of reading 52 books during the year 2015.  As of today, I’ve read 53 books- go KEM! (You can link to the list of books I read here.)  I’m not that big on setting goals like that, but I did find it really satisfying to track my progress toward the 52 books on Goodreads.  I’m not usually one who looks for compliments or gold stars, but I do like checking things off of lists and clicking the “I’ve finished this book!” button on the Goodreads app.

So, I’ve counted to 150 blog posts, and I’ve counted to 53 books.  But what I really want to count today are my blessings.  And I can’t count high enough.

-Being with Tee, at Christmas and every day of my life.

-Having the best sister in the universe.

-Loving and being loved by family, who’ve dropped everything to help Tee and me this last week.

-My oldest friend, who texted me random FRIENDS quotes periodically on a stressful day.

-Our moving helpers, including our two-year-old niece, who picked up tiny pieces of bark one at a time over and over for at least thirty minutes, tossing them into the pile of firewood in the back of Tee’s truck.

-Offers and favors from friends and family – to help us move, to bring us food, checking in on us every day of the past week.counting

-An exciting new job opportunity.

-Our upcoming move.  Stressful as it is, I’m so excited to get set up in our new farmhouse and start Marie Kondo-ing the heck out of my life.  (I’d explain, but I have a feeling this blog is going to be insufferable with references to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in January.)

-A new year – 2016.  I’m not a huge celebrator of New Year’s Eve, but I have always loved New Year’s Day – the first day of a brand-new year.  A fresh start.  A chance to take stock and to look ahead.

I’ve had the Bing Crosby song “Count Your Blessings” from the movie White Christmas in my head ever since last Friday.  I can’t stop counting my blessings, and it’s making me really happy.

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