last year i took the days of november leading up to thanksgiving to write about things i was thankful for. even now, a year later, i'm learning just how important a spirit of thankfulness is. after just finishing the 31 days of change challenge with the nester, i've decided to take some time just once a week this month to reflect on my blessings. i'll use the rest of my time enjoying them. (: and because i love to name things i've decided to call this give thanks thursday. [original, right? ;) ]
this week i am thankful for my crock pot...
i've had one for a couple years but i had yet to use it! i feel totally ashamed now. i had no idea just how much i was missing out!
and the best part? i'm gone for a few too many hours during the day for this particular recipe, which called for only 6-8 hours. my wonderful man stopped by my apartment on his way to work a little later on in the morning and put everything in there for me. and then left me this:
he makes my heart smile.
i'm thankful for moccasins. my feet are free spirits and do not like being in shoes! but the first time i slipped them into the lining of these babies... well, they were pretty tickled. it definitely makes the transition from summer to fall a whole lot more fun.
i'm thankful for this blogging community. this whole blogging thing is so amazing to me. it's incredible to think how people are sharing their stories through the internet... encouraging, helping and inspiring. these platforms we have been given are gifts and it's so lovely to be a part of this community. being open about our struggles, rejoicing together in triumphs and just having a good laugh at life every once in awhile.
welcome, new friends! i'm looking forward to taking some time this weekend to get to check out your blogs and get to know you better.
and a big thanks to casey, jami, jenilee, nicole, gussy, julie, kristan, ashley and sarah for providing these fun opportunities for us all to connect!
what are you giving thanks for this week?