Welcome to The Gr8ful Woman!
The Gr8ful Woman is much more than a blog,
it is an online community designed to encourage women to see the world through the lens of gratitude and to be grateful in every season of life.
Hello! I’m Melissa Teage aka the “Gr8ful Woman”.
I’m a good ol’ Oklahoma girl making my mark in the DC area. I am an educator, a wife to an amazing husband Henry, mommy to my sweet girl Arissa, and a friend to many. I have dabbled in the blogging world a little bit, but decided it was time to make this blogging thing official. So here we go!!
I have been truly blessed in my life and always seek to be a blessing to others in whatever way I can. I was raised by an amazing single mother – Beth- who has taught me so much. I hope I can be the mommy to my kids that she was to me.
How It All Started…
The Gr8ful Woman movement was birthed from a simple wedding anniversary gift. My husband gave me a grateful box for our 5th wedding anniversary. It was given during a time when things were very rough in the marriage/relationship. At this time I saw the glass as half empty and didn’t know if things were going to get better. [Click here to read my post on ‘The Gr8ful Box’] The grateful box was a small and simple jewelry box. A small notebook was given to me along with the box with the simple instruction of “writing down things that I was grateful for and putting them in that box”. I was to try to write something every day. I’ll admit it was hard at first, but the more I made a conscience effort to do this, it started to come naturally. By practicing gratefulness, I was able to focus on the good things that were going right in my life, I was even able to find “good” in the rough times as well. I was able to have an attitude change and ultimately my outlook on everything began to change for the better. Focusing on being grateful and having a grateful heart no matter the situation caused me to be in a better place emotionally, and even encouraged other women who were going through challenging times. I didn’t want to keep it to myself but wanted to share my story and experience through this blog so that other women are encouraged and inspired to look beyond their circumstances and find things that they could be grateful for in every season of life.
Why Does the Gr8ful Woman exist?
The Gr8ful Woman is much more than a blog, it is an online community designed to encourage women to see the world through the lens of gratitude and to be grateful in every season of life.