I Am Grateful: August Recap

We are now three days into September which completely blows my mind. What happened to August, July, and June? Did they even happen?! I adore summer but I equally adore fall so I am so looking forward to slightly cooler weather, sweatshirts, and long cool walks but even still, I just can’t believe how time flies.

I wanted to do some type of recap from August. At first I thought about my favorite posts from August, or my favorite meals from August, but instead I wanted to put together a list of things I was grateful for in August. In fact, I hope to do this a lot more often because it makes me feel SO incredibly happy and lucky to see my blessings written out in front of me.

Without further ado, here is a short list (it could be a million pages long but I kept it short) of things I was grateful for in August and am always grateful for.

I Am Grateful For…

I am grateful for medical advancements and having the option to choose. I am taking the complementary approach to my health care right now by following with both Eastern and Western Medical doctors. I am grateful I have the options to choose.

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I am grateful for my legs that keep walking each day. That get me through miles of walks around the neighborhood, errands, and every day tasks.

I am grateful for my husband, family and friends. They are my #1 priority.

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I am grateful for delicious food. I am so lucky to be able to eat healthy and delicious food everyday. I know many people struggle to find food on a daily basis.

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During the heat wave of August, I was very thankful for air conditioning.

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I am grateful for the opportunities to fly out and visit friends in other parts of the country.

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I am grateful for the opportunities I have to meet amazing people through Beautifully Nutty. I have made incredibly strong connections to many other bloggers and can’t believe how close we have gotten. Also, In August I had the opportunity to meet Bethenny Frankel. Without the blog I don’t think this would have happened.


I am grateful for my dog. He makes me laugh everyday, he is always up for a walk, and he is always good company.


This is only a small list of things I am grateful for! I will continue to be thankful and grateful for each day! Life is short; be grateful for each day.

What are you grateful for?

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  1. Jackie

    I am greatful for my family, my boyfriend, and my health!

  2. This is a great idea for a post! Love it! I’m grateful for my husband, friends and family, I’m grateful for my healthy, I’m grateful for the sun and I’m grateful for my home.
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    1. Melanie

      Ohhh the sun. I am so grateful for the sun too!

    1. Melanie

      It was an incredible night. I feel so blessed!

  3. Such an awesome post Melanie! I love taking a minute to appreciate all of the good things in life.
    I love what you wrote about your legs- every time I feel too tired to run or exercise, I remind myself that there are tons of people out there who would love to have the ability to do that and can’t and it gives me the energy to push through.
    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted…Hiking Castle Rock Park + Lunch at Café GratitudeMy Profile

    1. Melanie

      Yes, me too. We are so lucky and it is so easy to take for granted the tasks we are able to so simply accomplish on a daily basis, when some people would do anything to be able to walk again, run errands, go for a jog with their dog, etc.

  4. I am so grateful for my blog and the blogging community – for so very many reasons, but because of it, I have you as a very very good friend. And that makes me so happy. Love you!!

    1. Melanie

      Counting down the days until HLS so I can be with you. Love you.

  5. I love the idea of this post! It’s so important to remember to be grateful for everything in our lives even when things aren’t going our way πŸ™‚ I’m grateful for so many things – finally living with my boys again, a job, traveling to Minneapolis to see YOU in a few, short days and the gorgeous weather we are having!
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    1. Melanie

      I am grateful that I get to see you sooooo soon!

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