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09 . 21 . 13
The key to happiness they say is to be grateful for the things you have instead of focusing on the things you don’t have.  It’s also important to thank people and do nice things for others without the expectation of something in return.  Saturday is World Gratitude Day so why not take a minute to think about all the things you are grateful for today but also show gratitude to those around you.
I have a lot to be grateful in my life and I was reminded of that this week.  I’m grateful to all my friends who support my accomplishments encourage me to go even farther.  I’m grateful to my friends who came to hear me talk on a panel this week.  I’m grateful to my sweet friend who sent me flowers on Friday.  I’m grateful to everyone who tells me they like my photos.  I’m grateful for the publication that reached out to me about working with them. I’m grateful for my tailor who rushes jobs for me so I can wear something to an event.  I’m grateful to the man at the newsstand who always has a smile for me and remembers to give me a receipt.  I’m grateful for those who let me take refuge in their houses out east this summer.  I’m grateful to my neighbor who took in my mail while I was away. I’m grateful to everyone who let me complain about the same thing for five months without slapping me. I’m grateful to the followers on twitter who think I’m funny. I’m grateful for everyone who likes my photos on Instagram and for the friendships that have come from it. I’m grateful for the friends and strangers who see a beautiful car and send me a photo telling me that they immediately thought of me.  I’m grateful to my facialist who not only makes me look pretty but makes me feel pretty too. I’m grateful to the checkout girl who complimented my outfit on Monday.  I’m grateful for all the amazing people I have met and continue to meet through my blog. I’m grateful to be invited on amazing trips and to chic events where I meet even more amazing people. I’m grateful for being able to find the beauty in everything and inspiration everywhere. I’m grateful and lucky that my parents are still alive.  I’m grateful to live in a city that makes me work harder everyday. I’m grateful to live near Central Park where I go when it all gets to be too much. I’m even grateful sometimes to people who are mean to me because they remind me to be kinder to others.
But most importantly, I am always grateful to you for continuing to read Habitually Chic everyday.
What are you grateful for today?



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  1. Karena Albert September 21, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Dear Heather, You have covered a lot with your gratitude, I have many of the same in my life. I am also so grateful to you for bringing excitement, beauty and the latest events to our attention!

    Art by Karena

  2. columnist September 21, 2013 | 2:06 pm

    I am grateful for this.

  3. Daryl Wark September 21, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    Hi Heather,
    I am very grateful to be happy, healthy and have enough finances to eat, have a roof over my head, clothes on my back and money spare to do things I love most of the time. I am grateful for all my partner, friends, family who love me and all my customers who give me work.
    I am grateful for life.
    Thanks Heather for making me think about what is important in my life right now.
    Have a great week,
    Daryl xx

  4. Limezinnias Design September 21, 2013 | 2:49 pm

    Your list made me want to stop and make a list. I am grateful, but sometimes it is a cloud of gratitude and this is very specific. Happy weekend.

  5. Giulia September 21, 2013 | 3:47 pm

    Hi Heather, I am grateful for this lovely post. It’s so easy to forget isn’t it. Thanks, Giulia

  6. Alie September 22, 2013 | 4:40 am

    I am grateful for so much. And that definitely includes you for sharing your chicness with us.

  7. pve design September 22, 2013 | 8:48 am

    Hello Heather,
    I keep a gratitude journal and have been for years and when I look back over my thoughts and notes, I am still thankful for the same simplicities. Love, family, friends, and the routine of daily life full of beauty all around.
    Be well and wishing you a wonderful Autumn.

  8. Meredith Cardenas Weis September 22, 2013 | 2:52 pm

    Hello Heather,
    Thank you for enlightening me on so many wonderful avenues of the design world. I made a special trip in to the city on Thursday and I’m grateful to have seen you and the other panelists discuss “What’s Happening”. It was so refreshening to hear about each individual’s perspectives. Design isn’t a science but instead it’s an opportunity to express our own personal lifestyle and that is what makes us all uniquely wonderful!

  9. Debbie September 22, 2013 | 4:31 pm

    I am grateful for my family and the love we share. I am grateful for my friends and their support in my life. I am grateful for you and your ability to inspire me.
    Thank you for posting this, we always need to remember to be grateful for the big and little things in our lives.

  10. MJH Design Arts September 22, 2013 | 5:59 pm

    Hi Heather, I am so grateful to you for opening new vistas daily (for the past 5 years!). Be well and thank you!!

  11. Unknown September 22, 2013 | 9:43 pm

    Among all else for which I am grateful, I am grateful for what you have taught me, Heather, and for the vibrant way you have done it! Leslie in Portland, Oregon

  12. Sissym Mascarenhas September 23, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    Hi Heather,

    I practice gratitude and it makes me feel good. I have a blog to write about motivation and recently talked about this, because I agree with you how it is relevant. It is important to value what have.


  13. ArchitectDesign™ September 23, 2013 | 7:35 pm

    grateful for you!