7 for Seven

Hello October!

I am so happy to see September go. It’s been one of the hardest months of 2016 and I’m hoping that the fresh start of October brings with all the energy of new beginnings.

I’m also hoping that these last 90 days of 2016 are productive and that I don’t lose focus on all the path I started on at the start of this year. There is still time to achieve some goals.

…every Monday, we post seven positives from the previous seven days of the week as a reminder of what we have so that the week starts out on an upswing. There is much truth in the belief that happy people attract good things, so it is important to start the week out right. Sometimes it’s the more grand, but other times, it’s the simple things.~Key + Arrow

7 for Seven originated at Key + Arrow and now let’s get into my 7 for this week:

I always have enough. The struggle was real this month in more ways than one, but through it all, I was reminded that I always have enough. Despite how bleak things looked at times, I continued to have what I needed.

I am loved. I felt like I hit my lowest point last week. And it was at that point two of my friends reached out just to say hi and catch up. Again, a reminder that I have people in my life who genuinely care about me. And it came at time when I needed it the most.

I am cultivating hygge in my life Hygge (pronounced HOO-GAH) is a Danish word and ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures – in my case: Family. Friends. Coffee.

I am learning about cars by force. A good and bad thing. This whole baptism by fire with my new-to-me-third-hand-car has taught me a whole lot about myself. As much as I consider myself a can-do woman, when it comes to cars *and I cannot believe I’m typing this* I realize now that I consider that guy stuff. So having to learn about the intricacies of alternators and trying to not suffer MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over) and appear the stereotypical female was a true growth experience. I say here, I am not a damsel in distress thus, I see a Basic Mechanic Course on my horizon in 2017.


I am still eating for life. The numbers on the scale continue to get smaller and I’m hoping that my next check-up/blood test results will reflect all the changes I’ve made positively. The one positive outcome to some of the stress of this month. HA!

I am a proud Aunty – my nephew has started saying Ma-ma. It’s more like ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma. And we haven’t confirmed yet that he is actually referring to his mother when he says it…but the baby babble is starting to take the form of real words. The baby is starting to speak ya’ll! Ermaghad!!! 

I am big kid sometimes…and that’s okay. I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole of old Sesame Street videos – you know before everything was all about Elmo. And now I cannot stop singing  “do de rubba duck.

This post was brought to you by letter I and the number 7. And now my hope is that by continuing to pay attention to the little things, the mundane details that make up all the blessings in my life and by sowing the seeds of faith and gratitude, I can truly carry with me and reap the rewards of “positivity + balance + bliss” throughout the days ahead.

Thank you for reading, I appreciate you! This is me blowing some glitter and confetti on you because you’re super blessed to have received the gift of another 86,400 seconds today, to spend any way you desire. Make those seconds count!

I love hearing from you…what are you grateful today? Feel free to share below!




  1. October 3, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    stay strong, my dear…

    and! when you’re signing up for that “Basic Mechanic Course”, count me in… just for more info, of course 😉 😉 😀

    • Vernette
      October 3, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Of course! 😀

  2. October 3, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    LOL, just when you master the basic mechanic course, you’ll get a newer car and need basic electronics as well. G&P, Ken

    • Vernette
      October 4, 2016 / 4:30 am

      LOL! Perhaps but at least I’ll feel like I know a little something about cars right?

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