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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I don't know about y'all, but I am so excited that it is November.
I am a big supporter of all things Thanksgiving, and this month I want to take the Thursdays of the month to reflect on a few of the things that I'm most thankful for.

My Faith

I've been extremely fortunate & blessed in the fact that my childhood was relatively simple & calm. I had losses here and there, but nothing traumatic like a lot of people experience. The majority of my trials & hurdles have happened within the past 3 years or so, but y'all they have been doozies. They've tested my faith in ways that I cannot explain. Due to the foundation that I have in Christ, I had a weird peace in the most tumultuous times. I had no clue from day to do where my family would be or how we would survive, but God took those days to refine me for His glory. He took my mess, & He's completely turned it around for His message.
That message is one of grace, forgiveness, and so much love. 

Without my faith, I have no clue who or where I would be! With my faith, however, there is no limit on who or where I'll be.

My Family

My people.
Oh how I love these people. We are far from perfect, and we don't ever want to portray ourselves as anywhere close to perfection. We fail each other every single day, however due to what all our family has been through, we are quick to forgive. Even without perfection, there's no one else that I want to wake up & live life with than these loves.

My Friends

Making friends was always such an easy thing. Yet recently, true friendships have been something that I've struggled with big time. I've been hurt by extremely close people, and some of the hurts, when reflected upon, have felt like very strategic attacks. When I look back on the past 5 years, I can see why I'm now gun-shy when it comes to being open with people. I have a handful of people that I actually trust now, and I'm not saying that is entirely a bad thing. The pruning in my life included the pruning of my friends lists, and who I have in my life and in my life closely is entirely up to God. He put people that wouldn't run when times were tough. He also put people that He knew I needed because my baggage was big, and those people also have big baggage too. He gave me loving friends who I seriously thank Him for every single day.
To those incredible women in my life right now, thank you for sticking with me through those difficult days. Thank you for loving me when I thought no one else did. Thank you for being a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and sweet hug to remind me how loved I am. You are true blessings to me!

Today, as we enter the season of thankfulness, what are you thankful for?!
Who do you need to reach out and call just to tell them how thankful for them you are?!

I challenge you to spend this month with hearts full of gratitude and love!

Happy Thursday


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