As I sit here on a chilly November night, my heart is filled with so much gratitude for how far I’ve come over the past year. The list of what I am thankful for could go on for pages and pages, possibly even hours! I wanted to post about Thanksgiving and gratitude this week, because it is something that has had a profound impact on my life within the past year. I hope you enjoy reading about my joys and my gratitude journey, and I would love to hear what yours have been this year!
Over the summer I had the opportunity to experience what it is like to support myself, work consistent hours, and plan life as an adult. I am so grateful for this experience, because it allowed me to grow more comfortable with managing my own life after one year of college. It made for a unique and amazing experience, and I got to spend time with amazing people and go to breathtaking places. I’m grateful for all of the people I met, all of my friends I got to reconnect with, the support of my family, and all of the amazing adventures that I had (even the ones that challenged my adulting skills!).
This year at college has given me a lot to be grateful for. To start, I am grateful for my room. It is my sanctuary, and a space where I can go when life gets busy. I am also grateful for my bed, especially since it has two layers of mattress toppers which is one of the best things after a long day! I am grateful for the community that I have made at college, both on and off campus. And yes, I am grateful for the struggle I had to go through to get here. My gratitude extends to experiences both positive and negative, because they have all taught me important lessons about life.
I am grateful for my blog. It has given me a way to explore my passion for writing, and to share my thoughts with the world. The community that I have connected with has supported me when my creative energy is running low, and has been there to celebrate my successes. I am grateful beyond words for you, my readers, because without you I wouldn’t have rediscovered my passion for writing and connecting with others. You have been here through my blogging journey, and I feel honored to continue this journey with you. 🙂
I came up with a list of all of the things that I have been thankful for over the course of 2016, though I am probably forgetting a few things! Gratitude journals have been a positive aspect of my life for the past year and a half, and are a way for me to end each day with joy.
Things I have been grateful for in 2016:
I hope you enjoyed this week’s post, and if you are in the U.S. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving! What have you been thankful for in 2016? Let me know in the comments!
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