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Being thankful is something we are called to do everyday, but especially focus on it during the holidays. I am guilty of not thinking thankful thoughts, or actually thanking God everyday for what I have. Not that I really like admitting that, but it is the truth. I easily get wrapped up in the daily negative and forget about just how easy we have it compared to some. God has provided for us in a time when I couldn't see how we would survive, but somehow we have thrived.
I am thankful for my family. They have loved me and supported me for as long as I have been alive. Plus they are pretty funny and that counts for something.
I'm thankful for my husband. We have a differences like everyone else, but we love each other. I would do anything for him, and I know he would do the same for me. He is a great Godly guy and I'm lucky to have him.
I'm thankful for a job, even when it is often a thankless place to be. Teaching can either be the most fun you've ever had, or the most miserable day of your life.
I am oh so thankful for the church family I have. Being around them is the same feeling as finding an oasis in the desert. We were plugged in immediately and are actually "officially" launching the Wednesday night youth service next week. It took me awhile to grown and find my place, but now that I have I can't imagine serving alongside any other group of people.
I am also so thankful for our friends. Very few of us are at the same place in life, but we all have so much in common. I love these people to death and they make me feel like I am home when I am so far away from family. Our two besties make life a exciting when it could be so mundane. A year ago I was so sad and felt like I had no one in this town, now I wish I could freeze frame where we are right now. I know we have made the kind of friends you keep for life, and I love these people to death.
I am also thankful for this blog. It has provided community when I felt alien in a new town, I still had my blog friends. (as creepy as that sounds) It has also provided a small fun money income at a time when fun money doesn't exactly exist. (don't you just love the broke-ness that comes with graduate school)