Today's post is inspired by my SIL's post yesterday and other bloggers who regularly post about being thankful (Hi, Cari!) This time of year it's easy to start feeling the pressure or stress of upcoming holidays and obligations and how in the world I'll fit everything into my schedule. I know I'm not alone in those feelings; somehow our calendars just continually fill up faster and faster, month after month and at times its overwhelming. But today, I just want to be thankful for many of those things that keep me busy, rather than letting them have a negative effect on me.
I'm thankful for our house. Jared, if you're reading this- stop laughing ;) I know I might complain about how it's old, how we have the world's tiniest kitchen and how I can't wait to move... but I'm still thankful we have a roof over our head and the means to pay for it. We bought this house a little over four years ago and I'm thankful we started our marriage in a home we'll cherish forever. I still remember opening our wedding gifts after our honeymoon and being giddy out of our minds that we were homeowners.
I'm thankful for my health. After an up and down year dealing with an injury, I am so thankful I can go to the gym anytime I want and push myself to be better. I should probably do that a little more often ;)
I'm thankful for warm apple cider. Yes, this deserves it's own line item today.
I'm thankful for friends near and far. My circle might be small, but my circle rocks. It's hard when those busy schedules keep us from each other, but I know they're always just a text, call or ridiculous snapchat away.
I'm thankful that I live in a place with all four seasons. Now sure, winter is my least favorite (who likes to drive in snow and scrape ice off cars?!) but it's still beautiful and always exciting.
I'm thankful for puppies, for doctors and nurses who take care of people every single day, for cute nieces that make me smile, for phone calls with my grandparents, for Disney movies and for a marriage that grows every day. Here's to being more thankful every single day- and not just waiting until Thanksgiving rolls around ;)