living in thanksgiving.

November 24, 2010

Gratitude turns a meal into a feast and drudgery into delight. It softens our grief and heightens our pleasure. It turns the simple and common into the memorable and transcendent...Living in thanksgiving daily is a habit that will enrich our lives and the lives of those we love.
-Elder Wirthlin, "Live in Thanksgiving Daily"

My thankful Thanksgiving post I've been so excited to share.
Here I shall go:

Friends, family and most especially faith.

And I know I brag about the first two items on the list quite often,
but it's simply because I happen to have the most beautiful and incredible girlfriends,
And funny, strange, out of control boy-friends, (who like to talk just as much as girlfriends).

I have a family that loves, supports, and helps me become better each and every day.
Parents who, (believe it or not!) keep me up way past my bedtime just so we can talk on the phone at night about life 2,000 miles apart from each other.
I have a sister whose become an incredible young woman over the past year; and as we've grown up, the more we've doubled up on the time we spend talking and talking (and talking) about our joys and heartaches.

And finally, the first two wouldn't mean nearly as much to me if it wasn't for what I believe. That God does live, and that He is a loving Heavenly Father who perfectly knows and loves each and every one of His children.

Have I (or will I) ever win the lottery?
No.
Will I ever own that Anthropologie dress I've been vying for the past two weeks?
Never.
Am I insanely brilliant? Or is college graduation still taking forever and a half to complete?
It's taking forever and a half to complete.

But I do believe I have all that matters most in life, and that makes me so, so very grateful.
So, with that being said,
Happy Thanksgiving.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

I love this post. This is truly what Thanksgiving is all about, thank you for sharing!

Jodie Eileen ツ said...

ADORE.
THIS.
POST.
<3

Sophie said...

this is beautiful. i hope you have a lovely thanksgiving xx

Brittany said...

you took the words out of my mouth, per usual. friends, family, and faith. that is really all i need to be truly happy. and cafe rio.

in case i haven't told you enough, i think you are a beautiful person. happy thanksgiving to you.

abby | ybba said...
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abby | ybba said...

it's nice that you have parents that talk to you and keeps you way past your bedtime just to talk on the phone! lol. now... that's love! and i'd be very much thankful if i were you.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

also, thank you for the comment! i can't take the smoke in the casinos either! it makes me so dizzy it sucks! and im here in las vegas for a while! lol i recently moved here from cali. it's kinda lonely hahaha.. i think vegas is only nice for touring and partying... but to live here is another different story. also, the architecture here is something that i began loving so much. i think it's fascinating.

whimsy said...

gratitude. nothing quite like it.

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