Did you know there’s a holiday right around the corner?

Yep.

Labor Day.

But today?

Today is Friday.

An ordinary, run-of-the-mill Friday.

This morning I was drinking coffee and waving my hands and talking about today and Baylor football and how I just finished the manuscript for the next book and how excited I was and randomly jumping up and down and in the middle of the entire conversation my husband started laughing.

I stopped mid-sentence.

“What?” I said. “What’s so funny?”

“I finally figured out what makes you tick,” he grinned.

“You always think there’s something amazing about to happen just around the corner.”

He’s right, you know.

He succinctly summed me up in better words than I ever could.

I’m an optimist.

An eternal believer that the glass is half full.

On the Enneagram scale, I’m a 7.

That’s the enthusiast. It’s the number for people who randomly stand up and cartwheel across the living room and give themselves standing ovations and look for an adventure around every corner and believe that you should never put off eating a brownie fudge sundae.

And so today, me and my cartwheeling, applauding, Enneagram self wanted to share a little joy with you.

Yep.

You.

Just in case you needed some.

Just in case you had a hard week.

Just in case you were a little sad.

Just in case.

I wanted to share.

Nothing fancy.

Nothing earth-shattering.

But today–when I stood in that kitchen and watched the sunlight and took that first sip of coffee and thought about all that is amazing in this world…

….I stopped.

I stopped for just an instant to take it all in until my heart was so full of joy at that exact moment that it was about to burst.

Joy that it’s not 100 degrees right now.

Joy that my sweet husband grinned at me when I found a coffee called Blonde Roast at QT.

Joy that Buddy still loves to run around the yard.

Joy that I discovered clogs with fur inside of them for fall.

Simple.  Sweet.  Wonderful.  Joy.

And I was trying to think of a way to share all this joy.

So I wanted to take a moment to tell you....yes….you with the coffee or the hot tea or the diet coke with the blueberry muffin.

You.

You.  Are.  Amazing.

A rock star.

Truly.

I thought you needed to know.

Just in case no one mentioned it to you today I wanted to be the first.

Now you probably already knew how amazing you are and you probably are like thank goodness she finally noticed me and my amazing self and mentioned it.

You probably already figured out that you are a rock star

And from one rock star to another…..

..I totally agree.

PS  If you get a chance today….maybe spread a little joy in your corner of the world….there’s probably someone else amazing who needs it.

And something amazing is just around the corner. Happy Labor Day.

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Comments

  1. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    That is a cute uplifting "ordinary" Friday story. But one thing is for sure, any Friday we are alive, happy, healthy (as well as our friends and family), is no ordinary Friday. That Friday is something special beyond any words could say. So Happy "Something Special" Friday Karianne. And may you have many more.

  2. Image for Lee Stearns Lee Stearns

    I love to leave random notes on my walks thru my neighborhoods saying “ YOU win my “ yay of the day”! We all need a little boost once in a while! And YOU, friend to all of us, do it so well! Have a “Yay” of a weekend!

  3. Image for Peggy Peggy

    Your joy is contagious! I needed this since we are on our last day of vacation and I was feeling kinda sad. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

  4. Image for Debbie from SC Debbie from SC

    Aren’t you just the sweetest, most joyful person ever❣️ Yes you are! Thank you for a wonderful start to my day dear friend! Blessings to you, your family and our wonderful community of Thistlewood Farms readers. Happy holiday weekend❣️

  5. Image for Debbie Debbie

    You are the best!! You always hit the mark! And yes your husband is awesome for seeing it!!!! You made my day and I will b sure to spread it today as today is the last day we will be at our local lake, all my close friends will benefit from this post. Thank you as always for your best! You made my dsy!! I wish you a great holiday enjoy!!

  6. Image for Betsy Betsy

    You definitely add joy to this world. I’m so unsettled by the state of things that seeing a post from you sure helps. Happy Labor Day!

  7. Image for Maggie Rowe Maggie Rowe

    I love that you are an enthusiast, KariAnne! It's part of what makes your blog so fun to read. Plus sometimes we think alike. Earlier this week I posted a short inspirational essay using almost those same words: "Something Amazing is About to Happen..." https://www.maggierowe.com/post/something-amazing-is-about-to-happen. When it comes to Thistlewood, you are that something amazing for so many of us.

  8. Image for Maggie Rowe Maggie Rowe

    I love that you are an enthusiast, KariAnne! It's part of what makes your blog so fun to read. Plus sometimes we think alike. Earlier this week I posted a short inspirational essay using almost those same words: "Something Amazing is About to Happen..." https://www.maggierowe.com/post/something-amazing-is-about-to-happen. When it comes to Thistlewood, you are that something amazing for so many of us.

  9. Image for Maggie Rowe Maggie Rowe

    I love that you are an enthusiast, KariAnne! It's part of what makes your blog so fun to read. Plus sometimes we think alike. Earlier this week I posted a short inspirational essay using almost those same words: "Something Amazing is About to Happen..." https://www.maggierowe.com/post/something-amazing-is-about-to-happen. When it comes to Thistlewood, you are that something amazing for so many of us.

  10. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Thank you, I love to ask people if I can put them on my prayer list and pray for them, no one has ever said no. As I get older it was good to know I could do something. I love your dining room it's so pretty and a great place to gather with friends and family.

  11. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    I'm a short-term pessimist but a long-term optimist. I figure there's a good chance things can always get better! Your enthusiasm is contagious and one of the reasons, I'm quite certain, that your blog is as popular as it is. Thanks for being you!

  12. Image for Jerry Stocks Jerry Stocks

    I feel like you were talking to me this morning since today is my birthday. Thank you for all the love and enthusiasm you show each day. It means a lot to a lot of people🥰

  13. Image for Jan Jan

    I've got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart. Down in my heart. Down in my heart. I've got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart. Down in my heart to stay. That's what your sweet post made me start singing! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend you cute rock star.

  14. Image for Kim Kim

    After our walk tonight, I asked my husband to take a break from his computer and read about my world. He read your post and said I think this person is you and he told me to tell you, your have a wonderful husband. Always be safe and well. KimXOXO

  15. Image for Karen B. Karen B.

    Kerianne, Your story made me smile. What a sweet husband. You are a rock star! I always look forward to your posts and the enthusiasm you share. Karen B,

  16. Image for Amy Amy

    I love your contagious smiles, joyful attitude on life and upbeat posts. I look forward to reading your blog posts daily. Sincerely, I always receive them in the morning and can't wait to read about your topic of the day and view the beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your optimist energy with everyone. Have a great Labor Day weekend.

  17. Image for Dee Turk Dee Turk

    😭😭😭 Even if I feel far far from amazing, knowing you think so is ... well... It's as if Jesus let me know I am, and he used you to remind me. Thank you 💖

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