Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Today, I am thankful for the simple life.

I'm thankful for a job where I can show up at 8 and leave at 5.
I'm thankful that I know who I will fall asleep next to every night for the rest of my life.
I'm thankful that I don't have to wonder where my next meal is coming from.
I'm thankful that cats are domesticated creatures, and in fact, I consider 2 of them my friends.
I'm thankful for opportunities - for the fact that I can choose to change careers or locations (essentially) whenever I want.
I'm thankful for my education and the way I was raised.
I'm thankful that I live in 2015 - technology has made life so much easier to navigate.
I'm thankful for friends. Short-term friends, long-term friends, friends who live in the same city, friends who live across the country, friends who are like me, friends who are completely opposite.
I'm thankful for television... It may sound silly, but television and movies can tell incredible stories that I would have otherwise not had access to!
I'm thankful for forgiveness - the fact that I have been forgiven so much, and the fact that God gives all of us the grace to forgive even people's greatest transgressions against us.
I'm thankful for food that just tastes good.
I'm thankful for modern-day medicine and the fact that a "gluten-free diet" is possible.
I'm thankful for my extreme emotions... I may cry once a day, or proclaim more often than others that "It was the BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!", but I wouldn't change it for the world, because those are traits that make me exactly who I am.
I'm thankful that life teaches us lessons, even when they're hard.
I'm thankful for growing up in Florida.
I'm thankful for this moment, right here, right now - when I'm 25 years, 5 months, 1 day, and approximately 2 hours old.

& finally, I'm thankful for a world where I can write all my thoughts down on a silly blog, when I haven't written in a year and a half, and at least 2 people (my parents) will read it. (Even if it is because I forced them to sign up for email notifications.)

Today, I am thankful for the simple life.