Thanksgiving Edition :: common days + ordinary blessings


Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

Headed to the our family’s beach home on Whidbey Island. I’ll be spending these next days and all moments focused on gratitude, family, nature, preparing food, enjoying food, football, family games, laughter and the ultimate…hitting “pause” on everything else. May your “pause” button be surrounded by “common days” and “ordinary blessings” that surround us each day, when we choose to look and create beautiful days.

To put the final fixings on this week, sharing two written pieces that have inspired me of late; bring perspective as we head into our thanksgivings.

Kudos to Sand Point broker, Edward Krigsman’s wife Brooke Pinkham; an amazing attorney, educator and tireless advocate for Native people, for her thoughtful article published on the occasion of Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month in Seattle’s Child magazine. Awesome resources for parents and educators here.

A special shout out to my cousin, Abby Lane – a human that inspired me to begin blogging 176 posts ago. She has just returned from her “wildest dream” in Africa and I will spend my next few days at the beach with her reconnecting. I share her final blog post from Africa – an example of bringing perspective to our common days and ordinary blessings. Warning: I needed a few tissues to get through this one. Trust your rebel heart, take the road less traveled.

All in, for gratitude.

All in, for you.




People First. Business Second.

Laura Smith | Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.

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