Gratitude & Thanks: Michelle Obama, Devotionals, & More

I’m thankful for thank you notes. Thanks 🙂 Mrs. AOK for the thank you note for participating in the Creatives Box Swap.


I’m thankful for quick thunderstorms that cool down these almost 100 degree days that we are having in central Arkansas.

I’m thankful that I have such a sweet son. He came over as I was writing this and started giving me some idea for new blog posts. He is becoming my content collaborator… 🙂 Earlier this week I blogged about the Summer Saute of Veggies that we made together. Before we made it he insisted that I blog about this recipe and pin a picture to Pinterest (which he loves to use to search for crafts).


I’m thankful for discovering new podcasts. Yesterday, I started listening to Kandidly Keshia hosted by Keshia Knight-Pulliam. You probably remember Keshia from when she played Rudy on the Cosby Show. Well, she has a really good weekly podcast. I really enjoyed listening to her episode about positive thinking. She discussed one of Louise Hay’s books and the power of affirmations.


I’m thankful for kids who enjoy learning. We went to Sam’s club this week and bought some new workbooks for both kids. My daughter is getting to the point where she really enjoys learning and looks forward to doing her lessons. I’m thankful that my son has been a great example for her because he also loves to learn.


I’m thankful for the days at the Museum of Discovery. Whenever we go the whole family has a great time and we all learn something new.


I’m thankful that I started a new devotional last month. It’s called Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer. I’m especially thankful for the messages about conquering fear.


I’m thankful for Michelle Obama’s carpool karaoke.  I’m really going to miss having the Obamas in the White House next year. They have definitely been the most relatable first family in the White House during my lifetime. I love it that you can see how much they all love each other.

What are you thankful for this week?


  • Reply Candace July 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    That video is hilarious!! Thanks so much for sharing it. I love your gratitude posts, Sonya. How incredibly sweet that your son likes to come up with content ideas for your blog. What a cutie! I’m glad your summer is going well. I really need to start trying to get back into some kind of schedule. I’ll have to check out that devotional. I love Joyce Meyer.
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    • Reply Sonya July 25, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Have you listened to Joyce’s podcast? I love her podcast, which inspired by to buy the devotional.

  • Reply LaKita July 25, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I loved that carpool karaoke video so much!! I will also have to check out that podcast as I am always looking for new ones to listen to.

    • Reply Sonya July 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      That carpool karaoke is my favorite one. I just found another great podcast called Bevy says. She was on one of Keshia’s podcast and I’m really loving how inspirational Bevy’s podcasts are.

  • Reply Tamara July 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I’m behind on my blog reading, but that just means I love Michelle Obama even more after last night’s speech. Boy, if she could be President!!
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    • Reply Sonya August 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Michelle Obama always amazes me. I can’t wait to see what wonderful things she does after leaving the White House.

  • Reply Mrs. AOK July 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Ummm…. I totally forgot to share Mrs. Obama’s video this week via Thank You Notes! You know I love Carpool Karaoke 🙂 She was AWESOME, and I agree she with Tamara. 🙂
    Can I borrow your son, I’ve been slacking on my blog content… or my blogging in general. YIKES!
    My kids always ask, “Should we take a picture of this for your blog or Instagram?”

    • Reply Sonya August 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      Carpool Karaoke is always so much fun to watch. I agree with Tamara too, I loved her DNC speech.
      My son would totally have ideas for you 🙂 He is a very helpful kid.

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