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If you missed my last 7 for seven, I’m taking a little break from those posts.  When I started this blog, my Monday gratitude practice was just one of several of my posts on this blog, and now it’s the only one I come back to again and again.  It’s taught me so much; gratitude has changed my outlook on life and built a stronger foundation so that when times get tough, I never stay down for too long.  Even on days when it was tough to write, I was always glad that I did.  Although I’m taking a break from posting my 7 for sevens, I don’t think I will ever stop practicing gratitude.  In fact, I am going to continue writing them as if I were going to publish them and keep them private for the time being.  I think it may be fun to post an abbreviated version of them all together when I decide to bring the post back to see how much my life has changed (change is good!) from now until then.

Since I started this blog a little over two years ago (has it been that long!?),  I have always had a single focus:  How do we make the most out of what we have today and still yearn for something more?

It’s been about finding ways to live in the moment, appreciating the now, and dreaming big.  It’s all about balance.  And it is for that reason, I want to bring out something new on Mondays, other than only focusing on gratitude, and when I find that balance, I’ll bring back the old again as well.

As you may also know from following me, life has had its recent ups and downs, but I truly feel like I’m in the middle of a big shift.  It’s a good one, and I’m focusing on that.  So in this time, I may be a little more private about this transition, but I’m excited about new possibilities of what I will share with readers.

I don’t say this enough — I’m appreciative of this blog’s avid readers, the passers-by, and the new ones.  Whenever we can share our thoughts with strangers, who often don’t feel very much like strangers, we can relate and exchange ideas together — often even life-altering ones.  It reminds me of how interconnected we are and how we shouldn’t forget that.

I hope to inspire you to reflect on all you have to be grateful & that your week brings you even more positivity + balance + bliss!



Author: lauren

author of // key + arrow // a life + style blog aiming to inspire readers to make the most of what they have today without compromising quality or settling for less than desired {all the while convincing herself} // {austin, tx}

6 thoughts on “7

  1. “How do we make the most out of what we have today and still yearn for something more?”

    I love that. Keep on keeping on with your positivity and passionate heart 🙂 Sending some more positivity and hugs your way, because you can never have too much positivity or too many hugs! 😀

  2. Glad to hear you have good things coming up for you. We all go through ups and downs, and it can make life complicated. Like you said, balance is important in life. I look forward to seeing your future posts! 🙂

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