"I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich."

Have you stopped today to thank your lucky stars for your family? I don't mean necessarily the people who birthed you or the ones who guilt you into lending them money, but your family. Those people in your life who support you and love you, no matter how hair-brained the scheme. People who laugh when you're not that funny and cry with you when it's really not that bad and love you no matter what. Your family. I hope that you all have a great one like mine, some who are blood-related and a few who are not.

A time or two, people have mentioned what a "brave" and "gutsy" thing it is to just up and move to the beach. I personally think it's a no-brainer. If you are able to go, who wouldn't?! But some evaluation has led me to believe that I have this confidence that things will all turn out, that I will be okay no matter what, that this is not that scary because I have so many people in my corner.

Never will I go hungry or sleep in the cold or not feel like a cherished, loved, wanted, beautiful girl because my family will never let it happen. You see? It's not bravery that allows me to set off on crazy adventures. It's love. I've got plenty of it. ♥

Sending plenty of supporting, loving vibes your way today as you read this post. Whatever those things are that are worrying you or making you lose sleep at night or causing you pain, know that you will be okay. Your family and me will see to it. :)

Happy Monday, my plucky piquettes. Let's be great this week, shall we?

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon
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In all of the upcoming holiday/grad school/moving craziness, it makes sense to set aside a particular time each day to be very intentionally thankful for these gifts and blessings and opportunities in our lives. Getting bogged down is easy enough. Griping may just be a guilty pleasure of mine and perhaps rephrasing those "gripes" into a more thankful light is just the thing to bring joy and love and light to this potentially stressful, hairy time. Maybe this will nip it in the bud?

That's a long explanation to say keep your eyes open for at least 22 days of Giving Thanks, right up to Thanksgiving Day. :) 

22. Gripe: I am soooo sleepy! I wish I had more time to nap/sleep.
22. Giving Thanks: I am incredibly lucky to have so many friends and so much life in my days that there is so little time for sleep. I'd rather be sleepy and loved than lonely and wide awake.

21. Gripe: Having to keep living on a college budget 3 years out of college sucks. I wish I had more money!!
21. Giving Thanks: I am more than capable of paying my bills and living comfortably, and that is a luxury not given to everyone. No one in my house goes hungry or is cold at night. My income is a bigger blessing than I recognize most of the time. So thankful!

20. Gripe: Why is it so hard to look like a Victoria Secret model?! My thighs and belly and flabby arms are gross. Waaa.
20. Giving Thanks: I am healthy! All of my body parts work and work well. I am strong and able and young. What a great way to live, right? Such a lucky girl.

19. Gripe: Cleaning out the litter box is disgusting. Car food and vet visits and other supplies are expensive! Ugh.
19. Giving Thanks: I happen to know the cutest, fiestiest, bestest cat on the planet, Ralph. I cannot believe it's our one year anniversary already!!

18. Gripe: Families are loud and noisy and often embarassing.
18. Giving Thanks: My family may be a bit nutty but they're mine and I wouldn't have it any other way. I often feel like the most-loved girl on the planet thanks to them.

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. I might have teared up a little bit just now. I feel this exact same way except sub "beach" for "California".. except I'm in that freak out stage a little bit.. needed to read this. Thanks, friend.

    1. I feel like I keep making you cry!! No bueno. Tomorrow will be chipper and less heart wrenching. Ps. Cali?!? Lucy, you got some splainin' to do!