Thankful for Growth

This week I’m thankful for growth – both personally and professionally. Sometimes we don’t understand the growth. Sometimes we don’t even want the growth – but as with life, when it happens we don’t have any control over it.

Thankful for Growth


I’m a glass is half-full type of diva and learning to accept those that don’t have that mindset.

At the beginning of this year I started my Focus on Divatude – it was supposed (ahem!) to be a weekly check-in and then it became a monthly check-in and well…..

I’m learning that I need that accountability to maintain my focus and growth. I’m willing and able to step back and admit that I slacked off. “Life happens” is often my response. I’m learning that response is my cop-out and while life happens it’s my responsibility how I react to the circumstances.

My immediate plan of attack:

  • begin reading more – not for fun but books and articles that will help me with the specific growth that I’m working on (business, networking, and budgeting)
  • begin doing my Focus on Divatude posts again on a weekly basis (this encompasses goal check-ins and supporting others).
  • become more self-disciplined and organized (this is a process but I need to own it and focus on it to improve it)

Thankful Thursday

What are you thankful for this week?
What ways do you show your gratitude regularly?

Bloggers, feel free to link-up your gratitude posts and connect with others this week.
This week I’m linking up with and supporting: There’s Just One Mommy’s Thankful Thursday, Self Sagacity’s Thursday Two Question, The Fontenot Four: Thankful Thursday, Black Tag Diaries’ Thankful Thursday


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  • I show my gratitude daily by speaking it out loud to myself, my family, and my friends.

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  • It really is important to keep track of your goals frequently… I’ve gotten an accountability partner and it is working wonders … I definitely notice a difference if we miss a week. I am definitely not as focused.

  • prowessandpearls

    Hey Michelle! I’m thankful this week for God allowing me to see my 45th birthday! I can so relate to you Michelle concerning self-discipline and accountability. I definitely need to work on those two as well! Thanks for that extra push, lol! 🙂 Btw…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!

    • Michelle

      Thank you 🙂

  • Why does this resonate so with me? I feel like you were talking directly to me! Great post and good ideas to think about. I’m grateful for the support system I have.

  • Love this, and we all need to have goals, and we all need to revisit them when we get off track! Isn’t it good that we can do that!? God bless!!!

  • This is a great article! Love it:) So glad I found your blog:) We are your newest followers from the Aloha Linkup! Come visit us when you have a chance!

  • Thankfulness is SO powerful! Thank you for hosting the uplifting blog hop!

  • sometimes life does get in the way of your goals. but i learned that those obstacles are a part of my journey too…if you know what I mean. I used to make it just that obstacles, but now, I try to embrace it more and use it to my advantage, like elaborating it to make it more joyful…try to anyways. smiles.

  • What a great way to stay committed to your goals! This is awesome

  • I wish I could read more than I do! Good luck accomplishing everything!

  • jeanabeena

    I wish I could commit to reading as much as I used to. I haven’t found the time to sit and enjoy a book in years 🙁 I’m glad that you have been able to make betterments that make you happy!

  • I love your positive outlook. Great words of wisdom.

  • Hey Michelle! Stepping over from Facebook. I’m thankful for my health, as crazy as it’s been! I make goals ALL.THE.TIME. But I tend to not keep them…

    • Michelle

      LOL…making them is often the easy part 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

  • Sue

    I am so with you on this! I also need to revisit my goals and be more accountable…and I often use the “life got in the way” excuse (sometimes it really does, but often it is just a small obstacle that I could get around if I really put in the effort). I didn’t post it as a Thankful Thursday post originally, but my post yesterday would definitely be one:

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  • Bobbie

    I am thankful for being given another day, for my parents health but most of all for my girls. They show me every day that life is full of promise, nothing stays the same and you can dream as big as you want 🙂

  • Yvonne Wilson (EMoments)

    I am thankful for life in general and to be able to celebrate it with others – today May 30th one of my daughter’s birthday! God has been good to us and brought us through so many struggles.

    • Michelle

      That is wonderful! Happy Birthday to her! Have a fantastic day celebrating!

    • Michelle

      Oh no, Kristin!!! I hope it’s not that. Either way, feel better soon!!! And, yes, health insurance is definitely something to be thankful for. My youngest has had us back and forth to the hospital and doctors this week so I can definitely relate!

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  • I’ve read that goals that are written down are more likely to be achieved than those that are kept in your mind so it’s a great idea to share them like this. My biggest goal this week is to sort through one corner of our basement where we have totes of old stuff built up and donate most of it. 🙂

    • Michelle

      Thanks Emily! I definitely can agree with that statement based on my trends this year 🙂 Good luck with tackling your basement! I’ve got some late spring cleaning on my list, too!