Tuesday, December 22, 2015

7 Things I Am Thankful For This Christmas

I know it's past Thanksgiving, but I often need to remind myself of all that I have to be thankful for, so here are seven reasons why I should be joyful during this holiday season.

 1. I am thankful that I am able to be home for Christmas with my family in my favorite state.

 2. I am thankful that I have people in Michigan that make it hard to leave.

 3. I am thankful for all of the cooking and baking that will take place during this week.

 4. I am thankful that this crazy semester is over and that my mind is now free to wander and daydream without being reminded of all the homework I have to do.

5. I am thankful for all of the opportunities God gave me over the last few months, including a wonderful internship and an independent study where I was able to write 51 pages of my novel.

 6. I can't honestly say yet that I am thankful for a certain hardship in my life that only seems to get worse whenever I think it is finally managable, but I am thankful for all that God is teaching me through that and that He is bringing me closer to Him.

 7. Most of all, I am thankful that Jesus humbled Himself and came to earth as a baby in order to die for our sins on the cross. I am thankful that it is not about me and what I have and don't have this Christmas, whether it is presents under the tree, my gpa, or that one thing in my life I desperetly want. It is all about Christ and his birth as a baby and his death and ressurection on the cross. 


  1. Christmas is a wonderful time to list things we are thankful for! I thinkg people are often caught up in gifts, whether buying or receiving, and lose sight of all the things they already have to be grateful for!
    I love #7!

    1. Yes, I think it is always a good time to be grateful.

  2. Beautiful post! The last one is really good...if we have nothing else to be thankful for, we always have that. <3 I hope you have a good Christmas!

    1. Thanks, Paige! Merry Christmas to you, too!