Happy Friday, friends!! I have talked about this multiple times on my insta-story, but one of my New Year's resolutions was to show more gratitude. Whether it's for the simple things in life, big goals that God has helped me achieve, or day-to-day things, I've come to learn that being thankful is KEY!! I always write down or pray over my blessings & give thanks, but I thought I'd start occasionally sharing them here with you all!
Of course I am thankful for my family, friends, health & safety, but I want to dive deeper! I wanted to truly think about each thing God does & how He is working in my life!
1. I am thankful for my faith.
I truly do not know how people live their day-to-day life without knowing God is there beside them. When I am frustrated, upset, scared, worries, or anxious, I continuously lean on & turn to God. I am so grateful that my family raised me up the way that they did, because no matter what the day brings, I know I am not alone.
2. I am thankful for my career.
I always prayed for God to fulfill the desires of my heart. I dreamed of balance writing, fashion, interior design, my love of food, my faith, photography & more all at once... if that was ever possible. This blog is the perfect combination of all of my favorite things & it is PERFECT for me! God also knows I am a total homebody so being able to work from home, or wherever I want, is the cheery on top!
3. I am thankful for my education of my own emotions.
I think this past year alone has taught me to not only validate how I feel, but find reasons for each emotion that I encounter. Learning things that make me happy, sad, anxious, or worried, while also embracing the good & wild emotions, has helped me tremendously!!
4. I am thankful for my past.
I am a huge believer that each step you take happens for a reason & takes you to EXACTLY where you need to be. I am so thankful for the people. places & mistakes that have been a part of my life that have gotten me to where I am right now! It is all SO MUCH MORE than I would have ever expected for myself!!
5. I am thankful for my trust in God.
Lord knows I wouldn't be who or where I am without trusting in God... literally! I start each day with prayer & always include "lay your path for me to follow" because I truly do my best to listen to whatever He has planned for me, knowing it will be & has been better than anything I could have planned for myself!
This weekend I encourage you to find, order, or go buy a journal. Each morning just date the top & write 3-5 things that you are grateful for. You don't have to write anything else. It can be three simple words. Simply writing them down on a piece of paper will encourage you to think on them deeper & you will eventually have a book to look back on full of the many blessings in your life!