Holidays are my favorite because spending time with my family is something I cherish. I have always found it hard to grasp the idea of life without them. We hear it all the time right? "Be grateful" "Count your blessings" "Cherish this". 

I would definitely agree that losing so many loved ones has been my constant reminder to be more grateful for the people in my life. This year has proved that to me once again...

For a house that is normally full of 16 + people on Thanksgiving, this year we had 10. We have been through some of the more difficult roads as a family together, and I am sure there are still more to come. Today, I am content. I am happy, and I am... THANKFUL for all that I have. For all who I have. For everything that I have gained or lost. 

I am thankful for...

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Freedom
  • Safety
  • Education
  • Employment 
  • Internship
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Nature
  • Adventures
  • Opportunities

I am thankful for so much in my life and I pray that not a day goes by where I don't remember that. Every day is a blessing and not a promise. However, I promise to count my blessings every day.