Happy November, everyone! I am so excited that it is FINALLY the “holiday season”! I woke up this morning and listened to Christmas music while I went for a walk and it made me so happy. Before you get mad and start judging, I LOVE Thanksgiving just as much as anyone else. I love the food, the family time, the smells, and most of all the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (my FAVORITE event of the year)! I only listen to Christmas music and start celebrating early so that I can have plenty of time to enjoy it because time goes by so quickly and it will be all over before we know it.
For the month of November, I have decided to write weekly blog posts including seven things that I am thankful for. My college minister shared a gratitude challenge on Facebook that was made by Center Point Church in Lexington (the BEST) this morning and I have decided that I am going to use that as my template for sharing what I am thankful for. I will include the graphic below for those of you that want to participate as well. J
I hope every one of you have a blessed November and take the time to count your blessings. Xoxo
- Your Home
I am EXTREMELY grateful for the home I have. I have been overwhelmingly blessed with an amazing great aunt and uncle that would do anything for me. Two years ago when I decided to move back to Ashland, they wanted me to move into their open garage apartment and I gladly accepted. This has been the biggest blessing because I have made it a home for my kitty and me, and it is the coziest apartment on earth and I love it. I also have my mom’s home to go to which is also the most relaxing place to enjoy and spend time with her and I am so thankful.
Fall is such an awesome time to enjoy creation with the nice weather and the beautiful leaves. I am blessed to live in an area that experiences all four beautiful seasons.
I am very glad that I live in a place where I feel safe and don’t have to fear for my life everyday. I am grateful that I am able to live, work, worship, exercise, drive, and more and not be living in fear.
- The Cross
The cross is definitely something that means more to me than words could ever do justice. I am so extremely thankful that God sent His son to die on the cross so that I could have a relationship with Him. That is the single most important thing in my life and I could never say thank you to the Lord enough.
- Something You See Everyday
I am thankful for my sweet kitty, Derek. I truly look forward to seeing him everyday when I get home. He brings me so much joy and comfort and love. He is my little buddy and has been such a blessing for me when I have been lonely and sad.
- Something You Do Everyday
This one is something that I take for granted too often but I am so grateful for. I am thankful that I am able to get up out of bed everyday and do things on my own. I truly realize how blessed I am when I see someone in a wheelchair or someone that is handicapped in some way and I put into perspective how hard it is for them to even be able to do basic things on their own. It is a true blessing to be able to move on my own and just be able to rise up out of bed.
The last one for this week is a good one. I love memories and sharing memories with loved ones and friends. I love being able to laugh over funny moments in the past and to think about sweet moments. We lost my first cat this time last year and that is a very sad memory, but I have so many good memories of him and I will cherish those forever.