Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. I'm talking my list of top five holidays entirely consists of the word “Thanksgiving”. I. Love. Thanksgiving.
This week, since Thanksgiving is next week, I want to remind you of one thing:
Life is difficult, so if you have the chance to think about what you are thankful for, think about it.
I’m going to list a few things/people I am thankful for and maybe the reason why for some. My hope is that from reading my list, it will help you remember what you are thankful for too.
I am thankful for Jesus Christ. When I say He has truly carried me through my darkest (and brightest) moments of life, I mean that. He has given me given me Peace through my pain, Joy throughout my day, Humility, Strength, when I felt defeated, Love when I need it the most (all the time), and so much more. He has faithfully been there for me and all to Him, do I owe.
I am thankful for my family.
My Mom, my Dad, my sisters, my brothers, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, all of them. I know that regardless of how alone I feel at any given moment, they are always right there supporting and loving me.
I am thankful for my friends.
I have a medium sized group of friends from high-school that I know I can count on. We don’t talk every day because we have busy lives, but the bonds I have made with each of them are strong and healthy. I also have met a solid group of people who I am forming friendships with that have made my life at Villanova much more enjoyable. I appreciate each of these people in my life.
I am thankful for the access I have to education.
Villanova provides an excellent academic curriculum that I love. I am learning what I enjoy and I am being prepared for what I will encounter in the workforce. I know that my experience is not everyone’s experience, which puts into perspective just how blessed by God I truly am.
I am thankful for who I am.
I am creative and loving and interesting and resilient and fierce. I have fought my way to get to the place that I am right now and I am fighting to get to my next goal. And I am thankful that have come to a place where I can love myself.
Take a minute to remember what you are thankful for. Even if you can only think of one thing or half a thing, think about it for a minute or two.
Count your blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done.