Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Back in college, I used to make a point to write down a list of things for which I am thankful every year at Thanksgiving. I don’t know when or why I stopped but I decided that I want to start again. Life can be busy and challenging and straight up hard but we are abundantly privileged and blessed and have so much for which to be grateful. I think it’s so important to take a step back and acknowledge all the good in our lives. Here’s my list (not in any particular order).

  • My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who saved me and gives me life
  • My husband, who is also my best friend; he is our earthly rock and the only reason we survive the day-to-day hustle
  • My daughters and the joy they bring me every day. They have shown me an indescribable love.
  • The health of our family, but especially Sweet E. Every milestone she hits makes my mama heart burst with pride. I am thankful for every tumor-free day we get to spend with her
  • The State of Georgia’s “Babies Can’t Wait” program
  • Our village. We cannot do this parenting thing without the love and support of our families and close friends (especially our parents)
  • My besties. We know that even if weeks and months go by without a call or text, we love each other dearly and always have each other’s backs
  • My newly-found community of blogger friends. These chicks get me and I dig it.
  • Our beautiful, cozy home
  • Vehicles that are safe and reliable (with heated seats and satellite radio – holla!)
  • The privilege and means to provide for our family’s every need
  • This amazing, dysfunctional country in which we live, and the right to vote for its leaders
  • The men and women who fight for our freedom every day
  • Modern technology. I’m addicted to my iPhone but am so grateful I have it to stay connected (and not get lost while driving – thank you, GPS!).
  • That A is old enough to enjoy playing with Barbies
  • That E loves her mama and is the sweetest thing ever
  • The understanding and supportive people I work with everyday and the awesome company that employs us
  • Opportunities to make life changes
  • Burgers, fries, pizza, candy, sushi, and miscellaneous junk food
  • My microwave (no explanation needed here)
  • Amazon Prime
  • This tiny corner of the internet that belongs to me

I guarantee that there’s more I could add, but that sums up the big things (yes, Amazon Prime is totally a big thing). What are you thankful for this year?

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

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  1. November 23, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Love your list! I just made mine today too.

    • November 23, 2016 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. November 23, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    There is so much to be thankful for. We have to remember how great we really have it. Thanks for sharing your list. xoxo

    • November 23, 2016 / 4:30 pm

      Yes girl!! Thanks so much for reading! xo

  3. November 23, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    During the holiday season, I always think about what I’m thankful for and I also discuss these gifts with my children. I want them to be always thankful for the gifts that they receive daily. I’m also very thankful for burgers.

    • November 23, 2016 / 2:34 pm

      Yay for burgers! Sounds like you are teaching your kids well. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. kage2015
    November 23, 2016 / 7:44 am

    We write down 10 new things every year and I keep everyones and put them away. I pull out lasts years to read and remind us what we were thankful for.

    • November 23, 2016 / 11:58 am

      I love that tradition! Thank you for sharing!

  5. carissagarabedian
    November 23, 2016 / 7:17 am

    I love taking the time to think about all the gifts we should be thankful for. I am thankful for the connections I have made through blogging sites, friends I have, health and my amazing family . Happy Thanksgiving !

    • November 23, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing!

  6. November 23, 2016 / 6:52 am

    Sushi is also a big one!! Enjoy thanksgiving with your lovely family!

    • November 23, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Yassss! Sushi! You, too!

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