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Follow Along on the Attitude of Gratitude Series
Volume One – AofG: The Beginning
Volume Two – Cultivating Gratitude in Everyday Life

Continuing our Attitude of Gratitude Series, we’ve learned that gratitude is important and leads us to live happier, more abundant lives. We figured out how to find ways to be thankful in our everyday life but how can we take that further? How can we guarantee that our days will be bright and years will be full of joy? For part three of AofG, we are breaking it down even further and focusing on positive thinking and affirmations to receive everything we’ve ever wanted.

I’m a huge fan of positive thinking and affirmations. There is a reason we are put on this Earth and if we are in a stage of difficulty in our lives, it’s to benefit our greater good in the end. Whether it’s a lesson we need to learn or a bad habit we need to kick, seasons of hardship are a necessary part of life. Instead of getting down, focus on the good! Use positive thinking to turn it around!

You might think it’s easier said than done and sometimes it can be. Turning a negative into a positive does require work. That’s where positive affirmations come in! Affirmations allow you to take control of your days and let yourself be open to the wonderful possibilities coming your way. By boldly declaring what you are ready for each day, your mind and your body will find the good in anything! Knowing that you’ve put out only positive vibrations, you know that everything that comes back to you is for your highest good.

How to Start Incorporating Affirmations into Your Life

• Take some time and write down your favorite affirmations. Tailor them to whatever you are struggling with. Money problems? Ask that the money will flow in and find it’s way to you. Health issues? Ask for healing and be open to receiving it. Relationship struggles? Ask for understanding and guidance. Declare that you are ready for positive outcomes!
• Start each day by reciting out loud your favorite affirmations. I like to choose 5-10.
• Throughout the day, quietly whisper your affirmations whenever those negative feelings creep in.
• Avoid negative affirmations like “don’t”, “no”, and “never.” Instead restructure the sentence in a positive way.
• At the end of each one, give thanks that so much good is coming your way!

Affirmations to Get You Going!

“All is well in my world.”
“I am provided for and everything I need, I already have.”
“My family is taken care of and healthy.”
“I am open to receiving love in all forms.”
“My body is a temple and I take in and give out nourishment in a perfect balance.”
“I am wonderfully made and perfect in my own way.”
“Great things will happen to me today and I’m open to receiving them.”
“I am healthy, happy, and whole.”

Looking for my Affirmation Inspiration?

Louise Hay
Huffington Post
Power of Positivity
Good Therapy

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Nicole and Tony are expecting their first child! This fun-loving, adventurous couple are about to embark on the greatest adventure of their life and I know they will make the best parents. I first spent time with them when I photographed their beautiful destination wedding in Mexico where I saw them surrounded by so many family members and friends. I watched as they laughed together and loved every single person they were with. When we returned to Wisconsin, we stayed friends and I witnessed that their love for others and life doesn’t disappear.

They are truly the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet and I know they will raise their child with as much love and kindness as they show everyone else. Congratulations Phillip Family!

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Fresh Brewed Friday – My weekly “coffee date” with you all

Happenings: Photographed so many lovely families on Friday for my Spring Mini Session event! Everyone deserves to have wonderful images of their family!

Photographed Alyssa and Tim’s beautiful wedding on Saturday! We could not have asked for a more perfect day!

Watched sweet little Madelyn’s dance recital on Sunday! She is SO talented.

Hosted another awesome TuesdaysTogether meetup this week. We gathered at Nectar and discussed content marketing!

Spring has sprung at my Colonial home! Flowers are blooming, the trees are filling with leaves, and the porch furniture is out! Now it’s time to just hang outside and take in every detail.

Photographed Sawyer and his family again. He is almost a year old! Seriously, time flies!

New Favorite: Avocado toast. This is definitely not a new favorite but it needed to be highlighted this week. I could eat this delicious type of food every single day if I could! I love it SO much that Target even featured me rocking my favorite avocado toast tank top!

Thankful: This life. I know how broad it is but it struck me this week how seriously lucky I am to be living this life! Any day it could be taken away so I don’t want to waste it. I choose to enjoy each and every moment!

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