a thank you.

Smiling may not be something many people associate with the start of a new week, but when I spotted this quote, I knew it could only help make your Monday a little better...

Back when I started this blog, I needed a smile. It isn't to discount my incredible husband, phenomenal friends, or loving family, but I yearned for something to bring some new joy in my life. {I'll also venture to say I'm not the only person who started a blog for that reason.} In any case, here I am, nearly 18 months after I began this journey--and I am really truly happy. Be it a sweet comment from a reader in a city I've never visited, an excited tweet from someone attending a Blogger Blitz, or someone linking up for Fridays' Fancies for the first time, blogging has enhanced my life more than I could have ever imagined. 

{cv}, my bffs, and my family are still an enormous part of that happiness, but I just wanted you to know that each and every one of you are too! Thank you for helping to give me a smile when no one else is around. I am seriously in awe of this community, so thank you. Have a phenomenal Monday, friends!

29 comments:

  1. My cats and bunnies always make me smile when I need it! :)

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  2. It's such a heartwarming post, I love what you said and I'm glad I can be a part of it by joining Friday's Fancies and dropping you a line every now and then. You've gone really far and I hope to reach that point someday as well :)

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  3. Such a great post av and thanks for making me smile :-)

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  4. Such a great post, short and sweet! I'm new to blogging but I feel the same way! This post brought a smile to my face :)

    www.fancy-francy.com

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  5. Really, really great quote. What a great way to start a Monday!

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  6. blogging is such a great thing to do for yourself. whether you have readers or not, it's great to push yourself to write and express yourself daily. I've found it to be really rewarding!
    www.voyage-on.blogspot.com

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  7. That's such a great quote! I definitely find my smile from my blog, but also from my family and friends for sure!

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  8. Aww!! Thank YOU, {av}!! You have inspired or influenced each of your followers in some wonderful way, and you deserve the biggest thanks of all! :)

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  9. you have definitely inspired me, especially in a blogging capacity. i look up to your creativity, consistency, & design. thank you for continuing to put such positivity out into the blogosphere. you're wonderful!

    - l

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  10. That's so ironic because I saw this on Pinterest earlier this morning & thought it was so true!! I'm totally with you on friends & family {and my imaginary BF} are always there to put a smile on my face. Have a wonderful week, AV! xoxo

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  11. Such a cute post! The quote is so true.

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  12. Such a cute quote! Happy Monday pretty girl!

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  13. so thoughtful of you to write such a sweet post :) i am so happy i met you via blogging!! which reminds me.. we need to have that date before the reunion next month!! XO

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  14. I love that you posted this :) Thank YOU for posting such fun and inspiring content every day! But I find my smiles in Toby (obviously) and also in this great blogging community. It's brought me to some amazing people, including you :)

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  15. I love the quote- it's so, so true. Thank you for sharing it!

    I adore the moments when I'm sitting alone, maybe reading over something from a long time ago or flipping through songs on my iPod, and something hits me that just makes me smile SO big all by myself. Awesome.

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  16. That's so sweet! I recently started my blog and can totally relate to this. It really does provide a new sense of happiness in many ways. Have an amazing week!
    Morgan
    www.thejemjournal.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh you're so sweet! I feel the same about this community ;)

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  19. Awww how sweet! :)

    YOu're too adorable.

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  20. and YOU are a huge reason we all smile- the FF family is such a wonderful one!!

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  21. what a great way to start the week!

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  22. Love this quote and post!! I find smiles in the little things!! Can't wait to meet you at the DC Blogger Blitz!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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