A last minute post for a ‘newfavoriteday.’ Who doesn’t want to poop rainbows?

~“When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears” ~ Anthony Robbins


So, I was going to not post today and prepare a post for tomorrow when I will not only share the songs everyone contributed but something very special to me that happened with those songs and Garth Brooks over the weekend.  Instead, I find myself needing to share something very special that happened this morning, very unexpectedly.

I often wonder when I blog if I am too heavy. If my take on finding inspiration and being grateful seems too Pollyanna for everyone. If those folks who blog and are more sarcastic and funny do better because they are comic relief for folks. Each time I think this, I go back to my About Shannon and ‘Mynewfavoriteday’ and remind myself why I am here, and then subsequently the Wondertwins do something that cements that I am who I am, and to have found gratitude after all I have been through in my life and all we have been through with them, is a true gift.  It does not mean that I am weak, or silly, or just not witty enough, it just means I have been to some pretty dark places and rather than choosing to stay in them, I walk, if not run to the light.  My heart is not designed for these places, it is designed to find happiness, even when it feel like it is alluding me.

Today, Chris from “From the Bungalow” wrote a post on his blog that I had no idea I would be included in. It truly threw me for the best kind of loop.  Kindness, validation, and respect all wrapped in one crazy title and a very wonderful post.  Today, I want to share it with you. Not only is Chris witty, and sharp, but he is also nailed it when it comes to being able to find the positive and gratitude in all things life and that being “enough.”

I hope you will enjoy the post almost as much as I did, since I am pretty sure noone could enjoy it more, other than perhaps the other very talented bloggers who are mentioned, which I am also going to check out!


It truly does work to work hard at being thankful and grateful, and as Anthony Robbins poignantly points out abundance appears. Today I feel like I have been blessed with abundance…and I am very grateful.  Thank you Chris for reminding me that it’s ok for each day to be ‘mynewfavoriteday.’

8 thoughts on “A last minute post for a ‘newfavoriteday.’ Who doesn’t want to poop rainbows?

  1. Shannon, I really had no idea today’s post would mean so much to anyone. It was partially my way of validating for myself the mixed feelings I have about trying to stay positive without apology in a judgmental, even caustic online “world.” There are SO MANY inspiring bloggers out there, and I’m happy to be making those connections. Like I said in the post, I get it. It’s easy to be snarky online. But it’s also OK to be genuine and grateful. More than OK, it’s uplifting and empowering! Thanks for the pingback. 🙂

    1. Chris, I think that’s also what’s so lovely about it is that you climbed inside my mind and wrote something I had been grappling with myself and then you just made it fun and entertaining and gave us all a very nice gift of recognition.

      There are many great bloggers and we are all just finding our way but I am loving this camaraderie and am truly grateful for your gesture. Hope today is ”yournewfavoriteday.’

  2. Ken and I are so proud of you and happy to have been part of your life. Go strong, as you always have! Love, Diane

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