This month has been a full, busy kind of month, and because of that, It has all been about gratitude. Welcome to July’s Thursday Thoughts!
Hello everyone! How was your July so far? The month is coming to a close again and that was fast. I am enjoying having my eldest child at home and not having to take and pick her up from school every day, but I admit that my days are busier than ever.
Do you know that I used to worry about how can I buy a block of butter so I can make a recipe for the blog? Do you know that I used to scan my pantry for whatever ingredients I can put together for a recipe without having to spend a single penny? And boy that kind of recipe development is hard.
What I am trying to arrive at is that guys, my gratitude is as vast as the skies and as deep as the waters. I am so grateful for how far I have come from the day I wrote my first blog post, from those days of baking out of leftover butter and milk in the fridge, to being able to develop a recipe with a complete line of ingredients.
And I am not saying that I am now a fancy pants, earning loads of money kind of gal. I mean I used to dream of being able to to go to the groceries more often (grocery shopping is like a vacation for me!), and these days I go to the supermarket at least 2 times a week. Sometimes, I begin to get tired of it so I remind myself constantly that hey, I used to wish that I can go grocery shopping at least twice a month and now I am blessed enough to go when I need and want to. This week, I have gone almost every day!
So I am definitely in awe of how the blog is growing and allows me to have the freedom to provide more, have more and do more. None of the growth would have been possible without sweat and tears, and lack of sleep. But also none is possible without God’s grace to me all these years.
And without you guys, who bake along and try the recipes here, I would not have the kind of motivation for growth as I do now.
Sometimes when I am swamped with workloads, when my children want to play with me and I have like a million things in my planner, I want to cry out loud BUT I remind myself of gratitude. I can stay home with them because of this work. I wake up with them and I am the one to tuck them to bed because of this work. I am there for them when they need me, not as much for playtime but I am there. SO for that I am very, very thankful for this blog and for YOU who allow me to do what I do.
And most importantly, grocery shopping.
Happy (almost) end of the month, guys. Stick around for more dee-lee-cious recipes!