Friday, November 29, 2013

A Year of Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday! My family and I spent the past couple of days up in Lawton, Oklahoma so we could be with my brother for his Army BCT graduation. We also were able to eat Thanksgiving dinner at the Army base dining facility with the other soldiers and their families! It was a great time, and I was truly grateful to be able to spend the day with my family.

So, I know that today is the day after Thanksgiving and it would have made sense to do a post like this yesterday, or even on Wednesday. There is, however, a reason why I chose to write this post today. Throughout the year I can have a tendency to allow myself to get caught up in life’s daily stresses, and too easily I forget all of the blessings in my life. Although Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to be grateful for who we are and what we have, I am challenging myself to feel my gratitude every day this year.

This is not something I will blog about; it is merely a personal way of keeping my mind and heart aligned – to remember at least one thing each day that makes me happy and that I am thankful for with hopes that it can both strengthen the relationships I have, and lessen the temporary stresses that will undoubtedly come my way this year.

If this is something that can help with your own struggles, then I encourage you to try this as well, and I hope that each of you has an amazing year!

QOTD: How did you spend your Thanksgiving holiday?


  1. So glad you got to spend Thanksgiving with your brother! Unfortunately I did not get to see my sister on Thanksgiving.
    I like what you are doing throughout the year. It's always good to remember what we are thankful for everyday!

    1. I'm sorry you didn't get to spend Thanksgiving with your sister. Did you get to see her soon after?

      And yes, I think remembering each day will definitely help with those little stressful things that happen throughout the year!

    2. Nope, still haven't seen her yet. I think I'll have to wait till Christmas :(

    3. That's no bueno :( Good thing Christmas is just around the corner!