Grace & Gratitude + Numbers

Grace & Gratitude

As many of you know Whitney and I decided to end our Monday link-up. Although it was a tough decision we knew it was time to move on to embrace other endeavors we both wanted to pursue through our blogs.

One goal I had for this year was to keep a gratitude journey. Although I had high hopes I must admit I have done poorly in this area. But all is not lost because anyone can start over and make it happen. Now is the time that I want to make this happen! I’ve decided to link up with my friend Shaunacey at Simply Shanuacey for Monday Moments of Gratitude.

Today I’m sharing how grace and gratitude have intersected my life this week.

By grace I was offered a new position with the organization that I have worked fat or almost two years now. Actually, this is my third position and this one fits me best in regard to gifts and talents. I am so grateful for this opportunity. I have felt so welcomed and encouraged! Honestly, I feel as though I am beginning to bloom after a long drought of drifting through jobs where I was feeling unsettled.

To make it even better, on my first day I received these beautiful flowers from my immediate manager {now if I can keep them alive that will be a plus}. Then I was treated to lunch by my immediate manager and the big boss manager along with a few others. I would say that day was quite fabulous.


On Wednesday, I received more flowers for Administrative Day.


On Tuesday we were in a weather pattern that was supposed produce massive thunderstorms, HUGE hail, high winds and possible tornadoes. I am ever so grateful that the storm only amounted to some very high winds and rain. Hail is something that frightens me since we had a huge storm a few years ago that took out plenty of roofs and cars in our community. Having said that we have endured overly humid weather, constant wind and on/off rain for most of the week. Not my favorite weather!

Since I moved positions, I also moved to a different location. This means I miss two of co-workers from my previous department. I miss them tremendously! We had become dear friends and I counted it all joy to see them each day. I’m grateful that I was able to see both of them on Friday. I stopped by during lunch to visit one and stopped by in the evening to see the other one who lives a couple of blocks away from me. Made my day to visit just a few minutes with each of them.

Friendship is a blessing! I have learned to be so grateful to work with ladies who are encouraging and helpful. My new co-workers are the same. I am blessed and realize this is grace from the Lord. So grateful for these few things this week that spoke deep into my heart.

What about you? Where has grace and gratitude intersected your life this week? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

I’m also linking up with my friend Deena {Shoes to Shiraz} for her monthly review series entitled Month in Numbers. It’s a fun and creative way to recapture what happened during the month.

What did my month look like during April? I feel as though I don’t have much to record number wise but I’ll do my best.

–finished 1/2 of 21 Day Fix Extreme {and then I went to Vegas – no more explanation needed}

–completed {0} zero books…insert sad face here but started 1 {title: eat dirt}

–had 2 morning breakfast dates with this guy eating this food



–1 blogging conference with 6 friends


–2 airline flights {go Southwest because you rock}

–1 ladies morning breakfast at Panera with these sweet friends


–1 good-bye to an old department ~ last day picture


–1 hello to a new department…no “first day” picture

–this what has been growing in our yard

RosesCollageDid more happen this month? Yes, of course but I failed to track it…I hope to be on my game for May.

Tomorrow I’ll be participating in a once a month linkup called Ageless Style. Hope you’ll stop by and see what these lovely ladies will be sharing for a Mother’s Day look with floral.

Ageless Style Link-Up Graphic

Have a great day, friends!


  • Living on Cloud Nine
    Morning gorgeous! Your positivity shines so bright and I'm so happy you got this new position! I read 0 books as well, ready to chill on the patio this summer with a good read. You should have flowers bestowed upon you every week beautiful! How sweet!!
    • Flowers! They are beautiful and make everything better! Hope your week is so very lovely!
  • Katie Mitchell
    So so happy for you Carrie that you are loving your new job!! I will pray for your continued success!! And I for one think breakfast is the best meal to eat out so YAY for that!! Love all the flowers in your yard too!! Have a fabulous week!!
    • Breakfast is the best meal of the day regardless of what time it lands. B-L-D I'm not picky! Thanks for the encouragement, Katie!
  • Love that you put in all the pretty flower pictures and I also love the grace and gratitude portion of this post. You have such a wonderful voice.
    • Thank you, friend! This post is me and it feels so good!
  • I'm so happy that you've found a job that is such a good fit for you! It's so encouraging to see that, if you work hard, this will eventually come!
    • It does feel so good to be a place that fits. Thanks for the encouragement friend!
  • Justine Y
    Love all the gorgeous flowers! We can't have anything in our yard unless it's behind a tall fence because the deer will eat it. :(
    • Wow! You must live in a beautiful area for the deer to be so close!
  • Yay for finding your perfect dream job and that you could go visit your friends. Flowers, I love flowers.
    • Flowers have been everywhere in my life lately! I'm definitely loving it!
  • Nicole Miller
    Yay for the job! And lol re 1/2 21 day fix and then Vegas. It happens. I also read zero books! I'm so jealous of your garden !! So pretty.
    • I'm trying to get back on track with 21 days which started again today! I ate a couple of pieces of chocolate...oh well! It happens!
  • That's amazing that you're in a position that is such a great fit for you, amazing!!!! Holy beautiful flowers!!!! I can't wait til things start blooming around here! Flowers just make me happy :)
    • Thank you, friend! I am totally happy in my new position. So thankful!
  • Love all the flowers in this post - they make me so happy. And hello Dale!
    • Aren't they wonderful? Thanks to my hubby!
  • Among your many other talents and gifts, you have a green thumb! The soft pink roses are my favs. Beautiful. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to have found where you belong in your professional life...we spend so much of our waking hours at "work" - we definitely need to be somewhere that allows us to bloom.
    • Oh, don't be fooled the flowers are courtesy of my hubby. If it was up to me they would all be dead.