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Alli Worthington is a digital strategist, business coach, author and speaker. She's a wife, a mom to five sons, and a stepmom to an awesome daughter. Some of her interests: social good, startups, photography, transmedia, tech, photography, gardening, and ice cream. You can learn more about her on her website, Alli Worthington. She is the founder of Blissfully Domestic online magazine, and the co-founder of Blissdom Conference.

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The Secret of Life? Thankfulness

By Alli Worthington |

When I look back on my 35th year, I think it will be a year full of mindfulness and recalibration. As I would say to my sons, “Boys, use your heads and then do the right thing.” I’m trying to use my head and do what I know I need to do.

Drinking enough water, daily exercise, sleeping more than 6 hours each night and living in thankfulness are all things I know I should do if I want to be happier and healthier.

It’s actually putting that knowledge into practice that always trips me up.

The most top notch intentions fall by the wayside and I find myself up at 1:00am eating a bowl of cereal while finishing work. Looking back, I realize I only drank coffee all day and my only exercise consisted of taking the dog outside. I’m all too human, but I’m trying.

I’ve always known that when people walk in gratitude they are happier. Everyone from Oprah to Ann Voskamp talk of the transformative power of gratitude in our lives. I may not always normally do what I know I need to do, but I strive to walk in gratitude.

Showing some gratitude and remembering to count your blessings is the key to happiness. It’s so simple. Now I just have to remember to put it in practice.

I’m super grateful for the awesome response to my ‘I am project’ and on Monday I will publish your beautiful faces saying what you are thankful for.

Here are the ways to join the I am project. Do as many as you like. The I am project is open to everyone. I hope you join!

  • By Friday at 6pm email alli @ with your URL or Twitter URL and your photo attached. Vertical photos work better than horizontal ones.
  • If you use this as a writing prompt, please share it with everyone and leave the link to the URL of your post in the comments.
  • Be sure to tweet @AlliWorthington and let me know you joined the project. Use #IamProject #BabbleVoices so you are easy for everyone to find.


Today I am thankful for the women who know me best and love me anyway. I’m lost without them. Every single friendship in the slideshow was formed through blogging and Twitter. I’m grateful for  these wonderful women who I am lucky enough to call my friends.

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The Secret of Life? Thankfulness

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Alli Worthington

Alli Worthington is a digital strategist, business coach, speaker and author. Alli Worthington is also a wife, mother to five boys and one stepdaughter, as well as the founder of the online women's magazine Blissfully Domestic and the founder of the BlissDom conference. Read bio and latest posts → Read Alli's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “The Secret of Life? Thankfulness

  1. Danielle Smith says:

    The number of ways this added joy to my day is immeasurable. You, my friend, are gold. True gold. xoxo

  2. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale says:

    love love love

  3. jennyonthespot says:

    Oh Alli. From a girl who has been desperately fighting back the dark lately… this is a much-needed light. I snuggled onto the couch tonight… and suddenly realized I had a huge grin planted firmly on my face… Without saying too much about my own “spot” lately… your post here is a bright reminder and nice little turn of my shoulders as I make my way through this funk. <3

  4. Shash says:

    Yup, gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. :)

  5. Malia says:

    There’s a whole lot of win in those pics. :-)

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