This is the profile picture for my Beautiful Things gift shop Facebook page. I really love what it says but most of all I put it there to remind me that no matter what is happening in my life I still have every reason to be grateful, thankful & blessed. Good or bad things happen to everyone, every day. But this reminder - "thankful, grateful, blessed" - grounds me and lets me know that it is my response to events in my life that is the key. It's easy to be grateful, thankful, blessed when lots of positive things are happening BUT when the sh## hits the fan well that's another story. SO when this happens I think about those 3 words and remember there is always something to feel grateful for - some days it just might be the fact that I am alive :) - and I am reminded of the fact that my thoughts make all the difference!