I sat here for a few minutes wondering exactly how to start this blog post. I’ve already started and deleted many sentences because this topic is so near and dear to my heart. So here is what I WILL say. We love our Omaha and we want our city to succeed and thrive! So how can we help our city thrive? How can we help Omaha thrive?
We can support local!
How do we do that? Why would we do that?
Local businesses are essential for our economy. Local businesses create employment, growth and innovation! Local businesses are what make OUR city unique!
It’s also fun to support local. If you want something unique, support local! Here are some of my favorite local Omaha spots. Have you been to a spot you love? Tell me. Trevor and I would love to try it out on one of our date nights.
Stories Coffeehouse- Stories Coffee Co. – Coffee With A Purpose (storiescoffeecompany.com)
Big Mamas- Big Mama’s Kitchen & Catering – Meals Prepared Just for You
Pitch- Pitch (pitchpizzeria.com)
Karma Koffee- I have a special place in my heart for this business as they donated to a local heart organization we are apart of. Karma Koffee – Home | Facebook
Mixins Rolled Ice Cream- Mixins – Home | Facebook
Coneflower Creamery- Home – Coneflower Creamery
Nicola’s- Nicolas – Home (nicolasomaha.com)
Greek Islands- Greek Islands Restaurant (greekislandsomaha.com)
The hour at which I’m writing this blog post is silly because my stomach is aching for some of these delicious foods. Let’s turn up the noise on supporting local! Tell me your best local Omaha spot, I’d love to hear!
As Thanksgiving Day gets closer, I think it fills the heart to stop and consider all the people, things and circumstances we have to be grateful for. I’ve learned in my own life, when we stop and take time to be grateful, our mindset changes. One way I started purposefully putting gratefulness into practice is actually quite simple. I use the notes part of my iPhone and everyday (or everyday I remember!) I enter three NEW things I’m thankful for. This is something I’ve been doing for a few months so my list is long and only continues to grow. As I come up with three new things daily I’m thankful for, my mindset shifts to being grateful for everything that is in my life. A few items on my list look like this….
– A reliable, paid off vehicle
-fresh vegetables to eat
-freedom to worship God
You get the idea. The crazy part is, everyday, your thankful list will look a little bit different. It will reflect how a portion of your day has already gone. For example, say you went to the DMV that morning, and the lines were low. I would be thankful for just that, “Short lines at the DMV!” It’s not rocket science, but there really IS something to be thankful for in everyday. Once we unlock our eyes to see this simple truth, our mind does a shift and realizes we really do have so much to be thankful for and it was right in front of us all along.
We hope you and yours have a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Day!