Counting Down to Thanksgiving

11.26.2014

I used to think "thanksgiving" posts were somewhat run of the mill and perfunctory, and, maybe they are if that's how you choose to look at them. However, I think taking the time to reflect, write out and actively give thanks, is like writing a love letter to God.

When I pause to take stock of my life, I just have to shake my head. My cup overflows. Each day, I have more to be thankful for than I did the day before. My husband, our dogs, our family, our health, our jobs; I have more than I could ever need and want. It is that reason I want to push myself every day, not just the fourth Thursday of November, and be purposeful in giving thanks.

Below are 14 things, in no particular order, I am super thankful for in 2014. On the surface, some of these may seem odd, and if I was asked if I was thankful about certain ones on a certain day, I may consider throwing something at you. But, without a doubt, they each serve as a reminder to me to see the blessing despite mess.
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one. A hot cup of really, really good coffee

two. Laughing until tears are streaming down my face and my belly hurts

three. Post workout aching (sometimes for days...)

four. Complaining to Andrew about his socks being left in the living room

five. Scrubbing the windows to remove the dogs "nose art"

six. The shoes that rub my toes and leave little blisters

seven. Covering my ears when Andrew decides to not regulate his volume when singing made up keys

eight. Leaves on the carpet and the repeated vacuuming it takes to get them all 

nine. Freshly laundered sheets

ten. Wrapping up in a blanket on a rainy Sunday afternoon and doing nothing

eleven. Navigating clutter in the garage and/or house

twelve. Books and music and the gift they each are

thirteen. Unloading the dishwasher to just load it again

fourteen. Being stuck in traffic on the way to/from work

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It's purpose, it's traditions...the food. It's kinda hard not to love and I hope and pray each of you has a wonderful one! Enjoy the day, no matter what you're doing, who you're with, what you're eating. Choose to see the gift the day brings. 


I'd love to hear something you're thankful for this year!

Happy Thanksgiving eve!


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