I had been reading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, so I have been keeping an on going list of 1,000 things that I am thankful for. But recently, while I was on a trip with my son and daughter, I purchased a handy, little book on Mindfulness and Relaxation exercises written by Dr. Arlene Unger. It had a very helpful and stretching recommendation to write a list from a-z just for that day with the first word corresponding with the letter of the alphabet.
Although this was an important and bonding trip for all of us, it also had it’s usual familial tensions!! The particular day that I wrote this list out, I was really dealing with a wide array of emotions. It was not at all difficult for me to list my son and daughter on the list or anything having to do with being together, but other aspects of the list took me more effort. It was a challenge and it forced me to give thanks to God for everything in my day and take the time to really ponder it all.
What a simple but profound routine to pull back and re focus on the positives of the day, and I see how it helped, particularly when my emotions could have run wild! The Bible says to think about what ever is; true, noble, just, pure, lovely, a good report, virtuous or praiseworthy- meditate on these things. (Philippians 4:8) ❤
Sadly, we didn’t see anyone at last Saturday’s class, but there is a new opportunity to find us this coming weekend!
On Sunday, April 10, come to the Boutique Paddle Party in Chippewa, PA, right off of Interstate 376 in Beaver County! The event is at the Chippewa Methodist Community Life Center and will benefit the Blackhawk High School’s band. It kicks off at 1pm and will end at 4.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see us in person! We want to connect with you!
See more about the event here.
Hello! We hope you’re enjoying your week. Spring has sprung!
We are having a mommy-daughters girls’ day! We’ll be strolling around the Grove City Outlets in the warm spring air.
We hope you take joy in the new season and in the people in your life! Have a great rest of your week!
Good morning friends!
It’s a sunny day here at Honest Aromas and we are having a great week getting lots done for our business!
Hannah is on Spring Break, so it’s great to have her home to work on things. This past weekend I went to Beaver, near Pittsburgh, to spend time at her house and to check out the cute little town of Beaver!
We had breakfast at Waffles Incaffeinated before heading over to the Restyle store, where Hannah works and where we have a small display! This shop is an adorable, eclectic place to find high-end consignment fashion! We also visited Sapling and Sons, where they sell unique stationery and gifts. It was a fun day!
This week we’ll be updating some of our labels and working to make our website even more user-friendly. We have some fun ideas in the works, so stay posted!
What did you do this weekend? Have you ever been to Beaver?
Today I’m traveling to Nashville, Tennessee with my younger daughter Gabrielle!
We are going to visit family, relax, and find our own adventures over the long weekend. I love to be able to travel with my children! We wish you a blessed and adventurous rest of your week!