Thankful and Grateful

November 26, 2015

Full Hearts, Fuller Tummies


 

If you know me, you know that I take Thanksgiving very seriously (the food anyways); it’s my favorite holiday after all! It’s a day based on family, good food, and good intentions. There are no worries about presents, costumes, or dates; just good feelings inside a warm home, a day full of parades and football games, and missed conversations with the family you haven’t seen in a while. What’s not to love?

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Driving back home this thanksgiving break brings back so many memories in the small town I call home. Passing the stadium where I spent most Friday nights and the high school where I became myself, driving through the downtown square where so many parades and events have existed, and finally the new house my family spent most of last year building that I now call home. Memory lane has got me thinking; I am one lucky girl. To truly count your blessing isn’t an easy task, but I know I’m extremely blessed to live the life I have. Which is why I certainly have a grateful heart with so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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I’m thankful for a family whom welcomes me back home in open arms and I’ve missed you’s. A family I know is always gonna be there for me, and always has been. Thankful for a house I can come back to and it truly feel like home. I’m thankful that I get to help my mom in the kitchen, cooking those special family recipes that wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without. Thankful for my boyfriend who never fails to make me feel good or happy. For friends that always have my back and my new friends I’ve made from my sorority that already feel like old friends. I’m thankful for good health, and my surrounding loved ones with good health. I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to attend college and get a real education. I’m thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way and thankful for all of my experiences.

“Its not happy people who are thankful, its thankful people who are happy.”

Honestly there are countless things I’m thankful for, I could go on an on. No doubt there are things and people missing this year, but today I am thankful for the fact that I get to sit down with people I love that get to be here, and share a meal all under the same roof. This is bliss, my friends.

 

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

As always,

 

Ara

 

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