Dec 2, 2013

Thankfulness

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So Thanksgiving was last week. And it was wonderful. I got to spend time with both of my families, I ate delicious food  (and made some bomb sweet potatoes if I do say so myself). We didn't have to travel anywhere, which made the holiday seem even more laid back and it meant that Eric and I got to spend a lot of time together at home. Yeah, we were both working (Eric on schoolwork, me on paper grading), but it was still wonderful to spend time together. 

I think Thanksgiving is really really wonderful. I love Christmas as much as the next person, but I think Thanksgiving is wonderful in and of itself. Yes, we should always have a spirit of gratefulness, but Thanksgiving is such a great reminder to stop and think about it. I don't know about you all, but I am feeling very very Thankful this year. 

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his mercy endures forever." Psalm 118:1

This year, I am thankful for:
  • A husband who loves me in such a Christ-like way. He makes me feel special and beautiful, yet he challenges me to grow and become a better person everyday.
  • My lovely little home. When I walk in the door to my house, I feel happy. I am really going to miss it when we move someday.
  • My siblings. We are all so different, but we love each other so much and we have a fabulous relationship. I never ever want to take them for granted.
  • My new niece and my sweet nephew. They are both healthy and beautiful and a true representation of God's love.
  • My blog. It really is a silly little hobby, but I am so thankful for it. I think it's so much fun and I am trying to become less embarrassed about it everyday.
  • My parents and my in-laws. Both love me so much and would do anything for me. 
  • My job. It is such a blessing. I work with great people and what I actually do is pretty darn fun. 
  • My health. I take this for granted way too often. 

I also wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who reads this blog. I am so honored that you take the time out of your day to read my words and sometimes even acknowledge that you read them :) You guys are the best. Thanks! 


12 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had such a great holiday! I'm still working on being less embarrassed about my blog too haha.

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  2. Wonderful post Ashley! Agree on being embarassed on the blog lol

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  3. so darling! what a great list of things to be thankful for. The Lord has blessed you!

    Karissa

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  4. Ashley, thanks for helping make sense of fashion. You're one of my favorite fashionistas.

    Jon Odom

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  5. Lovely post. After last week spent with family, that is truly what I'm thankful for most this year.
    eileen ragan | leaner by the lake

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  6. I hope you had an amazing time
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  7. it's so nice to remember to be thankful around the holidays for sure. sounds like you have a lot to be thanksful for :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  8. such good things to be thankful for :)

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  9. You are so sweet! I loved your list. We do need to remember to be grateful every day.

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  10. This was wonderful to read. I always see your blog as a great treat. It shows that you are a beautiful person within, just as much as on the outside. I am thankful for so much this year, blog included. Did you read my Thankful post?

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