Giving Thanks.

My Thanksgiving has come to an end. This year was a different one since it was the first time none of my siblings were able to come home to be together and we all spent it in different parts of the country. We talked to each other throughout the day thanks to texting and not having them home makes me realize how grateful i am to have them in my life.
I’m sitting here thinking about how thankful i am for this life Jesus has given me..it may sound cliche, but there’s just no other way to say it. One of my favorite quotes is from the tv show The Office and when Andy Bernard was thinking back in memories, he said,
“I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”
Oh how many times i had not realized the blessings God had given me. )This day is beautiful and a great reminder for us to pause and reminisce on the wonderful things of this life. Don’t let it pass you by. I’m reminded to cherish these moments and people that i’m currently surrounded by. Wherever you are, be fully there.

There are so many things and people that i am thankful for, but i wouldn’t have enough room to list it all! The Lord has taken me to so many amazing places and i’m constantly reminded He is my one true Savior. In good and bad times (especially this year), i have learned many lessons that i know will come in handy for the future. It’s because of Him that i’m able to be thankful for so much. And not only the big things, but also for the simple, ordinary things…like my cozy room, music, my friends, sleep (not even joking), being able to run, and the list goes on. Don’t overlook the little beautiful details that are in the big picture. These little details are what make up life.

Material things won’t help you get through life…they don’t tell you a funny joke, or cry with you, or give you outfit advice, or sing with you, etc… Material things, for the most part, only benefit yourself. People are the ones who will go through life with you. These people you meet become your friends, and hopefully they’re good friends who will help you get through this life. God puts people in our lives for certain reasons. Seasons of life will change, and so could your friends. But we’re not meant to live this life alone. Another great Office quote is by Creed and he said, “No matter how you get there or where you end up, human beings have this miraculous gift to make that place home.”
I’ve been absent from facebook, instagram, and twitter for about 1 week now (i think tumblr will automatically post this to facebook). I’m learning the true value of friendship and I actually have to personally contact people to see how they’re doing instead of using facebook to stalk them (if you have a facebook, i know you’ve done this). It has actually been quite an eye-opening experience for me to take a break from social media and realize how much my friends mean to me. And not just the general six hundred something friends i have on facebook…im talking about the handful of friends i have that i can see truly truly care. And for these people, i am thankful to have in my life.

This Thanksgiving has been a very meaningful one and i have learned a lot…probably the most ever and i’m not trying to over exaggerate. My heart is full of joy as i continue to see the work of God unfold before me. I have seen and learned of His faithfulness. And im prepared and thankful for the blessings of life He continues to give me… even if the blessings seem terrible at first, The Lord can use it for something beautiful. If i can be so joyful on this earth, i can’t even imagine what heaven with Him will be like….

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.”
(1 Chronicles 29:11-13 ESV)

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