Tuesday, February 5, 2013

thankful 365 + life lately

This is my attempt at being thankful every day... for little things & big things.

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, 
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

I post every day, via Instagram @sarah_brightside.
If you don't follow me there, here are my snapshots from this week!

Thankful for girl scout cookies & vanilla chai tea (my new favorite)!
Thankful for a cozy home on snowy days.  Thankful for some much needed snow. 
I love how bright & clear it is after a fresh snow! So pretty!
Thankful for pretty vintage finds. The vase was only $4!!
Thankful that God is always in control, even when life is a bit crazy.
Thankful for a silly dog, who always makes me laugh (yes, she is begging for broccoli...) Haha!
Thankful that there is always hope!
Currently watching season two of Downton Abbey   +   a snapshot of myself
And... pretty details of a favorite old building.

LIFE has been a bit overwhelming lately... My great Aunt Suellen passed away on Friday. It's so hard for my family to believe that she is really gone. We will miss her so SO much! She always made us so happy. Life will not be the same without her. But at the same time, there is hope, because I know that she is no longer in any pain. She had been through so much over the past several years. And now, she is at peace & she is with Jesus & it makes me feel better to know that!

ALSO... My grandpa has been in the hospital for the last few days. He is getting released today, but his health is not so good... My grandma is on her way back from Ohio today. (She did get to see my aunt for a few days before she passed away & she got to go to the funeral yesterday.) All of this has been hard for my grandma & my whole family...

BUT, no matter what has happen or what will happen, I am SO thankful that there is always hope in this life, because of Jesus! I couldn't live without that! 


  1. Great verse! Wonderful photos too!

  2. You're so pretty, Sarah! I will pray for your grandpa. Take care!

  3. Prayers for your family... loss is always tough. Love that verse. I needed that reminder today. THanks for putting things into perspective

  4. Ooh, I heart Downton! You gotta catch up :) And that little "pray continually" section is something I always have to remind myself of. Prayers for your family in the midst of everything.

  5. Thank you all for your kind words & for the prayers for my family!! I am so blessed to have such amazing "blog friends"!! :)

    And that verse needs to be a daily reminder for me too... :)