a list of things I am grateful for, in no particular order:

  • a warm home during a winter storm
  • cozy blankets & my own bed
  • a lovely mug of hot tea
  • handwritten notes
  • long phone calls with long-distance friends
  • hearing from an old friend
  • lavender-scented candles
  • a job that I genuinely love
  • the ability to think, hear, speak, write, and move
  • my health
  • good books that make me cry
  • gold hoop earrings
  • sweatpants
  • fresh fruit
  • forgiveness
  • grace
  • interactions with strangers that leave me feeling happy
  • songs that perfectly capture what I’m feeling
  • songs that make me smile
  • good conversations with my pops
  • witty banter
  • a car with working heat
  • brilliant winter sunsets that take my breath away
  • feeling well-rested
  • late night baking sessions
  • kickboxing classes
  • hugs from my little brother
  • good hair days
  • kombucha
  • comfortable silences
  • quiet December evenings
  • my tattered journal that collects all of my thoughts & ramblings
  • Sharpie pens
  • crisp, clear nights when the stars shine extra brightly
  • the laughter of my nieces and nephews
  • Christmas break and no classes or assignments
  • Sundays
  • movie nights with my sisters
  • letting go
  • Taco Bell quesadillas
  • a new bottle of my favorite lotion
  • contacts & glasses so that I can see the world around me
  • the few people who understand me without me explaining myself
  • hope & excitement for the future and what’s to come

What are you thankful for?

“Every good and perfect gift comes from above.”
James 1:17

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