About the Author

Emily P. Freeman is a writer who creates space for souls to breathe. She is the author of four books, including her most recent release, Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World. She and her husband live in North Carolina with their twin daughters and twinless son.

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  1. Great reminder, Emily, on what is truly important in life. I need to look past the messy living room and relish in all the room for living this family has and does. Praise God for writers like you…y’all truly encourage!

  2. here it is! πŸ™‚
    lovely photos and thank you for doing this every week. If it was just once, we’d have all spent a few days noticing and being thankful. Because you do it each week, I get my gentle reminder to pay attention, appreciate, and live slowly.

  3. I agree, Emily! Ive thought about doing it once a month…but the regularity of it helps me so much. Im so glad you feel the same.

  4. “It takes effort to be present on purpose and to see beyond the messy living room in order to appreciate the beauty of family and togetherness. For me, the simple act of noticing inevitably leads to thankfulness.” … i love your words, emily.
    they mirror a recent speaker at our church, Sally Breedlove, who brought conviction to my heart about being in a state of “constant partial attention”, a hallmark of our culture today. she went on to say how we as women often call it multitasking and are proud of it. ouch. oh, what we are unwittingly give up in our inability to look beyond the task, the schedule, the, shall we say, “lived in” living room… it does take work, but as you said, the rewards are beautiful and the richness of engaging my heart in thankfulness is unbeatable.

  5. The holiday season is the craziest — I already feel myself bracing for it! But your post today reminded me to take a deep breath and try to slow down and appreciate. That’s what I love so much about Tuesdays Unwrapped. Tuesday has become my favorite day of the week — thanks to you!

  6. adornedlife! I love Sally Breedlove. In fact, her book “Choosing Rest” is one of the things that originally inspired me to focus more on rest of heart about 3 years ago. So glad to see you got to hear her speak as well!

  7. I love this…so much so that I just added my post over at Unwrapped Tuesdays πŸ™‚
    Thanks for making me pause for a moment of praise.
    Sweet Blessings,
    Kate πŸ™‚

  8. I love this idea and I love how you presented it… The “welcome” sign for me was hung on Oct 1, so I am so in need of making the effort. Thank you!

  9. A very precious reminder! I needed that.
    Thank you.
    It’s hard to be at peace….and be still with “stuff” going all dirctions around us.
    I have a new perspective because of you!
    Blessings!