Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful For...

close friends who are always there for me
my noisy family
an unexpected day off from school
being able to read even though I'm a girl
living in the beautiful mountains
handwritten letters
living in a country where I don't have to worship God in secret
three purring balls of fur curled up at my feet
okay, I guess I'll be thankful for the crazy dog, too...
my flute
cozy winter evenings
warm mugs of chai tea in the mornings
my warm house
our right to bear arms (just went deer hunting Monday, in fact!)
winter sunrises

Lately I've also come to realize some things that are blessings in disguise. God has been showing me lately that I need to be grateful for the things that are hard to see the good in. These things aren't always pleasant, but I need them in my life because they're good for me.
  • The long commutes to and from school
  • The funny idiots in my history class
  • My alarm clock; enough said there!
  • The ache of missing someone-- it makes seeing them again all the sweeter
  • Crowded hallways-- they teach me patience
  • My baby brother who won't sleep unless he's being held

May God's grace be with you all both this Thanksgiving season-- and every day of your lives.
What are you most thankful for?


  1. I love this list! It's so awesome that you're thankful for your flute-- I'm definitely thankful for my oboe!

    arushee // unadorned gifts

  2. Alarm clock - I am so totally with you on that one! I switched it off today and arrived at school late, grr.

    Lovely post C:

    The Blog Hermit

  3. Great list! :) I laughed at the alarm clock one, because what you say it's true that it isn't pleasant but definitely necessary.

  4. This is a great list. I wish we celebrated thanksgiving in Britain, it seems like such a great holiday.
    Martha x

  5. i absolutely love this. i know its a little late, but i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!! happy holidays! :)

  6. Oh! I'm so sorry I haven't commented in ages, Rebecca! I have been so busy!!!!!!! I love this post! Great job!


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