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Gratitude Friday: I Love Hot Beverages (and Other Stuff) Edition

Happy Friday!! This was a truly stressful week and I can’t even believe that I produced two blog posts. Pat on the back and a gold star for me 🙂 Let’s get straight to the GRATITUDE! I’m grateful that I ran my first counseling group this week and it went well! Honestly, I adore working with people and it’s even more fun when there’s a (cooperative) group of them. I’ve been helping with the group for weeks, but now I get to do half of the talking (I have a co-leader). I’m grateful that THANKSGIVING is next week! Talk about gratitude! I’ll try to think of a special theme for Gratitude Friday next week in honor of T-gives. I’m grateful that Thanksgiving means running a turkey trot 5k with my BFF. My Timehop today was from when I did a different turkey trot 3 years ago! Time flies, I tell ya. IMG_1870.PNG I’m grateful that I do not have to bring anything to my uncle’s house for Thanksgiving. Trust me, I’m not rude and definitely offered, but there’s always a TON of food. Plus, my cooking is not very good (probably because I hate doing it in the first place). I’ll be the first to admit it 🙂 Speaking of family, I’m grateful that I found this in a Buzzfeed article: IMG_1866.PNG  

I come from a gigantic family and the reunions were always SUPER awkward when I was a kid. Most of the “cousins”  who are my age are actually third cousins or something and they lived in Michigan. Soo, we never saw each other except for once a year and they all knew each other, but didn’t know me. Anddd…. longest caption ever.

I’m grateful for tea. Lately, I’ve been on a major tea kick. All I want to do is go to Target and peruse the tea aisle. My newest flavor obsession is Spiced Chai.

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This cup is one of the best impulse purchases I’ve ever made. Again, Target…

I’m also grateful for Starbucks and their fabulous offers, such as BOGO holiday beverages 😀 Have I discussed BOGO holiday beverages enough this week? Heh. IMG_1859.JPG   I’m grateful that Andy and I had such a fun time on his birthday weekend! We went to a comedy show in Schaumburg because both Oksana and Britta highly recommended Chicago Improv to me for a long time. I tried to surprise Andy, but accidentally spilled the beans… Oh well, we still had a blast 😀 IMG_1825.JPGWe also drank some beer and ate delicious food at Ram Brewery! IMG_1821.JPG   It’s been a busy week, but I’ve managed to squeeze in tons of fun and self-care. It’s so important to take out time to enjoy life and de-stress. Tea definitely helps with this 🙂 What is your favorite kind of tea? What are you doing for Thanksgiving?