Turn Your Gratitude Into Action

While there are countless things that are awesome about this time of year, I think one of the best reminders of the holidays is that gratitude is important. Obviously, right? We have a full day dedicated to being thankful, and the Christmas/holiday season emphasizes giving & being grateful for what we receive. Gratitude is a fundamental part of the holidays. 

So to honor this time of year and the theme of gratitude, I was originally going to write a list of the small things I’m thankful for. However, I consulted my best friend, Danielle (aka the queen of being grateful for all things, every day of the year), and she came up with a much better idea! When I asked her for her thoughts on gratitude, she shared with me this quote:

“Not what we say about our blessings, but what we do with them is the true measure of Thanksgiving.”

She explained that yes, being grateful for things is awesome, but if you’re just appreciative, what good does it really do? Sure, it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, but what if we turned our gratitude into action? Her example: she’s grateful to be graduating with a law degree in a few months, but if she doesn’t do anything good with that degree, is that really being grateful for it?

My discussion with Danielle really made me think. There are many, many wonderful things in my life that I’m thankful for, and yet I could probably be doing more with my gratitude for them. So this post is all about how to turn your gratitude into action. I’ve listed a few examples of things I’m thankful for & how I plan to use my gratitude to do something kind/good for others during the holidays. It’s the season of gratitude & giving, right?

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Shop Local: Holiday Gift Guide with Groundswell Greetings

Hi everyone! I’m super excited for this year’s gift guide. I’ve teamed up with Ali from Groundswell Greetings (you can read more about her & her awesome story here!) to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Better yet? All items listed have been curated by Ali (a local Philly business owner) & feature other local Philly businesses! Whether you need something for the bougie boy in your life or your stylish best friend, we’ve got you covered.


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Keep scrolling for Ali’s top picks for everyone this holiday season. Please note: This is not a sponsored post & Ali and I have not been compensated by any of the retailers below. All opinions are our own. Happy shopping!

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Links I Love: November

It is FINALLY feeling like fall. As much as I love the summer, I’ve been dying to wear my blanket scarves & boots consistently. I think we’re finally here. (Basic betches everywhere, rejoice.) Also, since it’s November, I’m getting super excited for the holidays. I’m trying not to rush through Thanksgiving, but let’s be real, I’m ridiculously pumped for Christmas. Anyways, here are some of the links I’m loving from some pretty awesome bloggers. Give them a read!

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TBT to Friendsgiving last year…can’t wait for this year!

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