Last year I participated in instagratitude2012 – and this year, instagratitude2013 has begun! It’s a fun instagram project started by Jeran at Oleander and Palm (one of my favorite blogs – check it out!).

instagratitude collage(Photos from Instagratitude2012)

For the 30 days of November, the goal is to take a photo of something you are thankful for, then post it to instagram with the hashtag instagratitude2013. It’s a great way to usher in this Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season – posting a photo of something you are grateful for each day gives you reason to stop for a moment and appreciate all the blessings that surround you. I find this really calming and helpful at a time when I’m usually fretting about what to cook for thanksgiving or about what Christmas gifts to buy.

You can read more about #instagratitude2013 here.

Anyone can participate – just share the things that you are thankful for. It’s also fun to see what other people are posting at the same time.

Will you join in?




P.S. you can find me on instagram @mrspelkey


Instagratitude Wrap-up

The 30 days of the November Instagratitude2012 project have come to and end. Not too long ago, I shared the first half of my instagratitude2012 posts and as November 30th has come and gone, I thought it would be nice to share some photos from the second “half.” I found the project really fun and thought provoking. On a daily basis I was making it a point to look around me and find things that inspired me and made me feel grateful – something I should do more often every month.

instagratitude collage

Happy December!


Happy Thanksgiving

I hope those of you who celebrate have a spectacular Thanksgiving Day today. I’m looking forward to seeing family…and cranberry sauce.

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that I’ve been participating in #instagratitude2012. It’s been really fun, and I plan to continue posting instagram images of things I’m thankful for for the rest of November. I really do think it has influenced an attitude of gratitude within me that I want to carry with me throughout the whole holiday season and into the new year.

instagratitude collage

Today I want to give a big #instagratitude2012 shout-out to all of YOU! Those of you who read, follow, and comment on my blog make the whole process worthwhile. Almost a year since starting out on this blogventure (new word), blogging has become even more of a fun, rewarding and inspiring experience than I ever thought it could be, and I am so grateful to be able to share my thoughts and ideas with my readers each week.

Thank you all for inspiring me!