Recently I discovered Brené Brown and her Ted Talk on “The Power of Vulnerability”. During this episode, she discusses the close connection between gratitude and joy. In the talk she says, “Practicing gratitude invites joy into our lives”, which really stayed with me. I now try to be conscience of practicing joy and gratitude everyday. My favorite quote of hers is:
“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness— it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” -Brené Brown
This morning I glanced at a picture of my family from a few Thanksgivings ago (pictured above) before my children moved to NYC and Southern California. I pass by this picture everyday but today, with my newfound awareness of how gratitude brings joy, I took a few extra moments to appreciate my family and the time we spend together.
While I miss my kids every day, I am so grateful that they are both doing something they love and it brings me great joy to know they are both happy. That’s all a mom could really ask for!
I’d like to wish all of our amazing, loyal customers a very joyous Thanksgiving, celebrating all that you are grateful for.
P.S.- I am super grateful that I’ll be comfy this Thanksgiving in one of our cozy tops below!