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10 Things I Am Loving Right Now

What a trying time this has been for me. Just trying to keep my head above water lately has been a lot of work. Especially in times like this, I have to say thank you for all that I have been blessed with.
1. Thank you Lord for waking me up each day to see all the beauty You’ve created.
2. I can be a little bit high maintenance and I am so thankful for Tomi who loves me through everything.
3. Family & friends who pray for me and know that I pray for them too; even when we don’t talk or see one another forever!
4. Our house! Finally there is no one living over our heads and my dog has a yard to run around in.
5. Work-Thankful for my J.O.B. and thankful for my Mary Kay business.
6. The ability to read. I have read a lot of good books lately, including my bible, and I am so thankful to have that joy.
7. Another year! So thankful that in 20 days, I get to see another birthday (Tomi’s birthday is in 15 days and I am also thankful for that).
8. DVR-I appreciate that I don’t have to be glued to the television in order to catch my favorite shows.
9. Social networks & smart phones which allow me to keep up with my friends & fam. We have busy lives that take us in all kinds of directions but a short blurb and we’re all caught up.
10. With all of its ups and downs, I am very thankful for my life.

Just being me!

10 Things I Am Loving Right Now

Its that time again. Time to think about my life and all the things that make it wonderful. I’ve had a lot of stress lately but ultimately, I am feeling happy, strong and thankful. Here we go…

1. Love- I love God, my family and my life.

2. Tomi- she is my very best friend. She makes me laugh until I cry she is not afraid to be silly. Through the good & the bad we are a winning team.

3. Moving- A house where I can decorate however I want, no neighbors above my head or with a shared wall and a big yard for my dog. A nice, quiet place in the country.

4. DVR- Nothing like not having to choose which show you get to watch. You can have it all! LOL!

5. The Mid-Colombia Public Library- I read quite a bit and while there is a lot of technology out there, I actually enjoy holding a book, turning a page, having a cute bookmark. Also, with my home internet down, its nice to have somewhere to go use the computer for free.

6. Mary Kay-I am enjoying being in business for myself. I’m making new friends and learning even more about the products I already love. I am even working toward my make-up artistry certification through Mary Kay.

7. My Blackberry!-Being able to use my phone for emails and social networking along with calls & text is definitely a blessing.

8. My nutritionist and Weight Watchers. I was down 4lbs at my first weight check! My nutritionist helps me to know how to put the food together and WW PointsPlus helps me track everything (on my Blackberry).

9. My family-the older I get, the more I appreciate them…parents, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, cousins & friends (I have friends that I consider family). “When you’re in my heart, you’re in my family. When I’m in your heart, I’m in your family.”-Laurie Berkner

10. Hayley-My dog loves me so unconditionally and she is always making me laugh & smile. When I get home after a hard day, she is always so excited to see me and it helps to melt the blues.

Just being me!

10 Things I Am Loving Right Now

February’s List~I want you to know I had to pray on this one because February was a really hard month for me.

1) Life!-Everyday that I wake up is a blessing from God and an opportunity to be better. It may sound cheesy to some but that really is how I live my life.

2)Tomi-We have been together for 7+ years but Feb 17th, 2006 is the day we committed to one another for life. I have no regrets. She is truly an amazing woman.

3)My Job-Thankful to be employed. I love that there is an underlying order to the chaos that sometimes accompanies my work. It feels good to be worn out from a job well done at the end of the day. LOVE IT!

4) Being an entrepreneur!-I have become a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. I am taking baby steps toward being my own boss and empowering myself and others; that feels awesome. Check me out http://www.marykay.com/JaVonnaThomas and register for monthly deals (you knew that plug was coming).

5) DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects-Tomi and I have been taking steps to clear out our clutter and organize our lives. In doing so, we have come across some issues with storage. It has been fun to come up with ways to solve our problems that are inexpensive and just require some trips to the craft/hardware store and re-purposing things we already have.

6)Pescetarian- term created in the early 90’s to describe a vegetarian who’s main diet consists of vegetables, fruit and whole grains but who occasionally enjoys seafood. That would be Tomi & I. Making the transition was not as difficult as one might think.

7)Accessories & Toiletries-In clearing and cleaning my space, I discovered just how many pair of earrings, necklaces, lotions and body sprays I have. WOW! Tomi says she thinks they’re mating and multiplying while we sleep.

8)My Blackberry!-What an amazing device. I appreciate that for all of my needs ‘there’s an app for that!’.

9)My Grandmother-This February marks the 6th year since she passed away. This year, instead feeling sad because she is gone, I felt happy to have her in my life for as long as I did. I took the time to reflect on all the happy memories of her. Truly a blessed woman who tried to be a blessing to others.

10)Me!-I love who I am and I love who I am striving to be.

Just Me, JaVonna