Good morning and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!! I hope every one of you gets to spend time with your family and friends today, and also has the time to truly reflect on the meaning of this holiday. I listened to a podcast a few months ago, and the person being interviewed said that every morning they think of ONE thing they’re grateful for. Just one! It could be as simple as how soft the sheets felt that morning, or it could be that he was thankful for his wife, or something that happened at work the day before. He said that having the attitude of thankfulness every morning really transformed his whole day, and that he approached the day from a different mindset. Thanksgiving is an awesome holiday (umm hello turkey and pumpkin pie hehe) but I’m a big believer that we should practice being thankful more often than just one day a year!
Anyway, I did want to take the time today to write out what I was thankful for. I’m thankful for many things in my life, but especially my husband and family. I remember crying myself to sleep at night in college because of guys – I just KNEW my soulmate was out there somewhere, yet it seemed like boys only broke my heart. I am so very thankful that God lead Chris and I to each other – his timing was perfect (even if it took longer than I would have liked – God has been trying to teach me patience my whole life hahah!) Being married is a whole other ballpark than dating or even being engaged to your soulmate – with marriage comes stability, trust, the knowing that no matter WHAT happens in this human life, you can always count on that other person. I love being married to Chris, and I’m so thankful that I get to say those words. I’m thankful for my family too – my mom and dad are my biggest support system, and as I get older and we are thinking about having our own kids one day, I realize how special my childhood was, and how it was filled with love. I am so thankful for that. And last but not least, I am thankful for my brother, who came home from Japan this year. His humorous and calm presence has filled all of our lives with laughter and a sense of peace. And of course, he is so talented, and I’m very thankful to get to work with him every day!
And of course, I am always thankful for YOU! Yes, you reading this blog! You make it possible for me to wake up and do what I love every day, and that is create content. Sometimes I’m really overwhelmed that people actually follow my blog and actually listen to what I have to say and even re-create outfits I’ve worn – I hope you know that I never take you guys for granted. I hope you feel that I am your friend, because I consider ALL of you to be mine!
On to the giveaway updates! The winner of yesterday’s Twitter giveaway is: Madeline Guidry! (@gladdiemaddie) Madeline please email me at email@example.com to redeem your prize 🙂 For today’s giveaway, I’m giving away a “Blogger Starter Pack,” including a DSLR camera and MY LIGHTROOM PRESETS! Check out my Instastory this morning for how to enter 😉
P.S. Head to my blog first thing tomorrow morning for the biggest giveaway yet, and a full roundup of all the Black Friday Sales!!!