This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts®. The opinions and text are all mine. #DunkinHoliday


The coffee aisle of Walmart is one of my favorite places to be, seriously – think about it. It smells absolutely incredible, and you’re there selecting something that you love to bring home and enjoy. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Lately, I’ve been loving Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, it doesn’t even matter what flavor it is, because it is all delicious.


The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time, even when you want them to be the complete opposite. You might have family coming into town, rooms to clean, meals to prep and cook, and the list goes on and on. It’s nice to sometimes just pause your mind, pick up a pen, and think about what matters.

It’s important to keep things in perspective and remember all of the things that make your life wonderful. I’ve been writing lists when I need a boost, they don’t have to be too complicated, just things I’m thankful for in the moment. I find when I’m done with my list, I feel better.

I’m Thankful for:


My family and friends and their never-ending support.

It was a big decision to leave my job because I wasn’t happy. It was a decision that affected nearly every aspect of my life, and my family’s life. But my husband, friends, and family were all so supportive, they knew that working somewhere I didn’t feel heard, appreciated, or valued would hurt me even more in the long run.

My job.

I now have a job that I absolutely love, I wake up everyday excited to get started, and I know that’s something a lot of people don’t have. So I’m so thankful for that, every single day.

My readers.

All of you are so incredible, always offering support and being so kind. I appreciate ALL of it. I remember when I first started my blog, one of the first comments I received from a reader moved me to tears. Just having that oh-so personal connection with someone you’ve never met is bizarre. And to think of it, most of my best friends are people I’ve met through blogging. I appreciate every e-mail, every comment, every – everything. Thank you all SO much.

A roof over my head, food on my table.

This is something a lot of us take for granted, so I try to remind myself, even when I’m having the worst of days, that it could always be worse.


I really want to do something similar after our Thanksgiving meal, when we’re all having our coffee – I want to go around the table and each say something we’re thankful for. That’s one of the traditions I absolutely love keeping on Thanksgiving, and everyone, at any age, can participate. And best of all, it will leave everyone with their hearts filled to the brim, and it just doesn’t get better than that.


So tell me, what are YOU thankful for?