plainjanie Day 44 | July 23

My legs made me happy today. I am so appreciative of everything they allow me to do (things we often take for granted). As an extra bonus, I'm also starting to like how they look! Sure they're not perfect—they've got annoying red bumps, random bruises, aches and pains, and they sometimes seem to require more grooming than your average dog, but all these tiny insignificant "flaws" are nothing compared to what your legs allow you to do every single day. Love your legs everyone!!
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plainjanie Day 43 | July 22

I went to the library tonight in search of a specific book, and although I didn't find that specific book, I managed to snag THIS book for $1.00! I'm a sucker for these kinds of books—any book that I can learn from to better myself so I can understand and serve others better is a book worth reading in my opinion.
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plainjanie Day 42 | July 21

My friend Jesse and I hiked the Mallory Cave trail in the Flatirons this evening—my first hike in the mountains since I've moved to Boulder! It was a great hike with great company, and I can't wait to go on some more hikes in the future. :)
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plainjanie Day 41 | July 20

My happy moments of the day include seeing my CO church family this morning and celebrating Torsten's 1st birthday this afternoon! It was so great to meet everyone who came to help celebrate Torsten's big day, and to see Torsten soak up all the new experiences this special day provided for him. Celebrating a first birthday has really caused me to realize how fast a year flies by, which in turn has caused me to be even more thankful for every moment I am given by God on this beautiful earth. Life is precious, and there's still so much I want to do, places I want to see, things I want to learn, and moments I want to experience. Growing old truly is a gift, and I can't wait to celebrate not only each year I'm alive, but each and every second as well.
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plainjanie Day 40 | July 19

I had a very enjoyable, relaxing Saturday! A few happy highlights include:
• breakfast and coffee on the futon while watching a movie this morning
• my trip to Ziggi's coffee shop to work on some homework
• talking on the phone with my aunt Carole while out on a warm summer evening walk
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plainjanie Day 39 | July 18

I had the most delicious sub from Subway today. I usually order my sub on either honey oat or wheat bread. I meant to order it on honey oat, but wheat slipped out of my mouth instead, and thank goodness it did. This wheat bread was the most thick, chewy, and freshest tasting bread I've ever had from Subway, and I am a huge sucker for doughy/chewy bread. Totally made my day!
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plainjanie Day 38 | July 17

Torsten's 1st birthday is on Sunday (I can hardly believe it!), and today I gave him his birthday present. Seeing him light up at the sight of his new toy melted my heart. <3
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plainjanie Day 37 | July 16

Picked up these dark chocolate Himalayan salted almonds at Target today. Also found salted caramel almonds. It's safe to say I like my almonds! And Target.
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plainjanie Day 36 | July 15

Well said Dove, well said. I'm ending my day with some yummy Dove dark chocolate! Today was kind of an all around off day, but it wasn't a bad day. There wasn't any particular "happy" moment of my day that stood out, but I just enjoyed the small everyday things that make me happy—Torsten took a long nap, I watched the latest episode of the Bachelorette (*insert groans of disapproval here*), I wore one of my favorite new t-shirts from Kohls, I made it to the gym for a good workout, I had a yummy dinner, etc. The simple everyday pleasures of life are what made me happy today, and I'm so very thankful for today, even though it was an "off" day. "The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." —Thomas Moore
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plainjanie Day 35 | July 14

Today I have had an increased appreciation for time and choices. Time is such a beautiful gift that we often wish away and take for granted. One of the happiest moments of my day was simply embracing the fact that I am at liberty to choose how to spend my free time and knowing that I'm allowed to change my mind; that's the beauty of choices. There are almost too many choices for us in the world today, but I am extremely grateful for every single one of those choices, because each choice is an opportunity to express yourself and bring happiness into your life—whether it's choosing between chocolate and vanilla, Macbook or PC, running or biking, Beethoven or Fergie, coffee or tea, turquoise or aquamarine...the list is nearly infinite. Tonight I chose to go to the gym after work, and it made me so happy to realize that even though I may get to bed kind of late, I will still have time leftover after the gym to come home and do things I enjoy like browse around Pinterest, do some homework, play Words with Friends, make plans for the upcoming week, make plans for the future, read, do my devotions, or anything else that makes me happy. We often take our time, choices, and free will for granted, and I just want to work on embracing these amazing aspects of life to the fullest each and every day.
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plainjanie Day 34 | July 13

I woke up early this morning to drive to my cousin Jake's place in Denver where my brother Christian stopped to spend the night on his way to Utah. We all had a yummy pancake breakfast and then played every single cup of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. Bryan also joined us for the final, and most challenging, cup of our Mario Kart marathon. Today was an overall good day with a very pleasant and enjoyable morning! I'm feeling especially blessed today—it's truly the little things in life that I love the most.
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plainjanie Day 33 | July 12

I had an enjoyable Saturday that included a trip to the gym and running errands. I picked up this journal to write my daily devotions in. I can't wait to start using it!
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plainjanie Day 32 | July 11

My kinda Friday night! Post workout proffee, pasta for dinner, watching some TV on Hulu, and (hopefully) getting some homework accomplished. Yay for weekends!
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plainjanie Day 31 | July 10

After a hectic week of settling back into life in CO and dealing with phone issues, I FINALLY made it back to the gym. I momentarily lost sight of my fitness goals while I was back in MN, and getting back to the gym helped me to remember why I started. The happiest part of my day was when I talked to my personal trainer, @reyelts1313, before my workout. Korey has always inspired me to reach my fitness goals and go out of my comfort zone, and today he shared with me that I inspired him to make a change in his life. This was the first time someone told me that I inspired them to make a change in their life, and I can't even begin to describe how happy that makes me. I know it may sound sappy, but a few of the main priorities in my life are to make others happy, be there for people in need, and to possibly make a difference in someone's life, even if it's in the smallest way.
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plainjanie Day 30 | July 9

I got a brand new (replacement) iPhone for free today! My previous iPhone was giving me problems over the past week and it completely bit the dust yesterday. I scheduled an appointment at the Apple store in town and I was completely shocked (and dare I say impressed) that Apple replaced my unsalvageable phone with a brand new one free of charge. Thank goodness for warranties!
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plainjanie Day 29 | July 8

A few random purchases I made today!
1. Honey Pretzel PB...need I say more?
2. Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton. My mom recommended this book, and I can't wait to start reading it. I've been feeling a strong desire to learn about anything and everything lately, and I feel like this is a good place to start!
3. The Message: Solo—An Uncommon Devotional. I have been feeling a disconnect in certain aspects of my life lately, especially in regards to my faith, and I'm hoping this daily devotional (along with my other book) will help me to get back on track and strengthen my relationship with God so I can feel his love, peace, and contentment within me once again.
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plainjanie Day 28 | July 7

I picked up this delicious curry turkey wrap for lunch from Whole Foods. I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but it was delicious! Definitely a new favorite.
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plainjanie Day 27 | July 6

I had a few happy moments throughout this roller coaster of a day. Having my dad drive me to the cities was really nice, but the fourth of July traffic was not. Despite it taking us three hours to get to the airport, I still managed to make it to the bathroom, through security, and to my gate with a few minutes to spare. I was delighted to see that a Caribou was located about 15 ft away from my gate, so I got to treat myself to a mocha for the plane ride back to CO. My flight was delayed on the runway for 30min or so because of computer issues which also turned off the AC in the plain, but we eventually took off and landed safely in Denver where my awesome cousin Jake picked me up and delivered me safely to my doorstep in Boulder. Overall, I am just happy to have made it back to CO safely, and I am so thankful for the wonderful people I have in my life. Oh, and good coffee, too! Even when lots of little things go wrong, there are always positive things happening around you that you can focus on as well.
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plainjanie Day 26 | July 5

It was my last full day here in Minnesota. I enjoyed taking a moment to walk around the yard looking at the flowers and soaking up all the beauty.
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plainjanie Day 25 | July 4

Happy 4th of July, everyone! I had a wonderful day at my aunts cabin on Lake Nebagamon in WI. I relaxed and lounged by the lake, played Scattergories with my cousins and brother, ate delicious food, watched fireworks from the pontoon on the lake, and enjoyed spending quality time with some family. I couldn't have asked for a better day to celebrate our country's independence. I am so thankful for my freedom and try to embrace it each and every day.
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