A Grateful State of Affairs

General / General : Eleanor Haley


Wow, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I know that’s probably hard to believe because posting on WYG has been scarce to say the least, but please believe we’ve been working super hard behind the scenes:

Litsa working super hard behind the scenes while Ginny runs around her in circles

Moving on, I’m not sure if you noticed… but a certain little site got a great big makeover!

[Cue makeover movie montage.]

In order to easily transition everything to the new site, we kept posting and commenting to a minimum; that’s why we’ve been so slackadaisical. We’re hoping the changes will make navigation easier for you guys, and we’d appreciate your feedback if anything doesn’t make sense or just straight up doesn’t work. We’re still working out the kinks, but so far we’re pretty happy with the new format. You might even say we’re grateful.

[Hard transition.]

Did someone say grateful!?

Yeah that’s right, we’re on another gratitude kick. I’m sorry guys, I know it’s annoying. It annoys me too… but it works. Let me back up for those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about.

Litsa and I aren’t always great at seeing the positive. We try to be constructive, but admittedly we’re not always optimistic. When life gives us lemons, we often chop them up and go looking for a cocktail. Every once in a while, though, we challenge one another to take note of the small things. Our gratitudes are rarely momentous and more often go something like:

“I’m grateful I managed to squeeze in one last sandwich before this jar of mayonnaise expires.”

Today, July 2nd, marks the first day of 30 Days of Gratitude. For all of July, we will set out to find ONE thing to be grateful for each day. We’ll be sharing our gratitude via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Will you join us? It’s not too hard. It doesn’t even matter what you find… We just ask that you take a moment to look around and remember that, no matter how bad things get, there’s always something to be thankful for. It sometimes seems impossible to find gratitude in grief, but it’s there if you look hard enough.

Share your gratitudes with us on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram by tagging #whatsyourgratitude. If you miss a day, that’s okay! We just want you to try.

To get started on the right foot, here’s our daily dose of gratitude:

Like we said, we’re grateful that our new site is up and running. I hope usability proves luxurious for all.