Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!! Gratitude Tag, Thankfulness Thursday, and More!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Goodness, I can't believe that Thanksgiving is already here. I love it though, this time of year is just so much fun. Wasn't the parade this morning great? I always love watching all of the Broadway shows' numbers. Something Rotten was great!!

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~Thankfulness Thursday~

Thanksgiving break
Hot chocolate
Afternoons with great people
New sweaters
Christmas decorating
Flannel
Fairy lights
Discovering new music
Charlie Brown reruns
Being able to have a relationship with the One who created me

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Thank you so much to Olivia and Leah  for tagging me in The Gratitude Tag! I really enjoyed putting it together. : ) Such a great idea for a tag post!!

What is gratitude?
It is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Often times we forget to show gratitude to one another. Our everyday life struggles get in the way of focusing on what we have and what we can do to show appreciation to one another. Thanksgiving isn't the only time to be reminded of what we are grateful for. We need to be reminded of the people and things that are important to us.With that, I give you the Gratitude Tag! Unlike tags that are centered around the things about thanksgiving (food and black Friday) this is a tag you can do any time of the year.

-Vanessa at Simply Me

1// What is your favorite quote or verse that reminds you to be grateful?
Oh goodness, y'all should know better than to give me an opportunity to pick out quotes. Let's see-

"Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else's fairytale."
"It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."
"Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever." Psalm 107:1
"Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn't."
"There is always something to be thankful for, you just have to look for it."

2// Who are you grateful for?
Oh my goodness, so many people. My mom, who's basically the sweetest person ever. My dad, who shares my bizarre sense of humor. My crazy sisters. My awesome grandparents. And more friends than I can name who are just absolutely incredible!

3// What life events are you grateful for?
Oh my goodness...this is hard! I've had so many great experiences. I guess I'm going to have to piggyback on what Abby over at Abby and the Pens said, being homeschooled. I've had such amazing experiences that I never would have had at a public school. I've been in many different shows, had the opportunity to go to my first competition, traveled, and made the most amazing friends. So yeah, homeschooling is probably one of the things that I'm most grateful for!!  

4// What is something you are grateful for but often times don't think about?
Ahhh, so many things!! A warm home, books, clean water, being surrounded by great people, hand sanitizer, safety, being healthy both physically and mentally, blankets, and my cat!!

5// What are you going to do to show people your gratitude towards them?
I really like what Leah said for this question, that sometimes showing your gratitude requires a step outside of your comfort bubble, and that can be hard. But making a solid attempt to show your thankfulness consistently, to thank people for things no matter how small, is always important, and it's something that I definitely need to work on. 

I'd like to tag-

Elissa at Letters to Jayna
Elizabeth at Whimsical Thoughts
Olivia at the cwtch
Lauren at Loving Our Creator
Chloe at It's A Chloe Thing
Hannah at Grace in Everything

And, of course, YOU!!! I want to tag anyone who'd like to do this!!

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Actually did a craft for Thanksgiving...it's not perfect, but oh well. Life's not perfect!!! (That's my excuse for when I don't love how things turn out haha.)

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I'm so thankful for so many things. This year has been absolutely incredible in more ways than I can count, and I've just been so blessed. I hope that your Thanksgiving is wonderful, and that it's a day full of food, laughter, and fun!

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What are you thankful for this year?




14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for tagging me! We Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving last month, so I'm not sure if this will make an appearance on my blog, but it gave me such a wonderful feeling to be asked! :)

    Answers to #2 and #3, for funsies:

    2: I am super thankful for friends and small group leaders at church, people I can be real with and who will listen to me and answer the thousand and one questions that I have about literally EVERYTHING.

    3. Life events that I'm thankful for are novel-writing (does that count?), leading at Sr. High, and growing through tough stuff with my family. :)

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    1. Oh, that's totally fine!! No pressure at all haha! :)

      People like that are literally the best. And novel writing totally counts!!!!

      Thanks for stopping by, Olivia :) <3

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  2. I'm thankful for everyone in the blogger community (you!), books, Jesus, and the fact that el niño is coming, so I might possibly have rain this winter! yay!

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    1. I am so thankful for you, too!!! Oh my goodness, books, Jesus, and rain are all definitely things to be thankful for!!!!!! :)

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  3. Lovely post!! I loved your quotes and how you have the challenge to live gratefully! And thank you so much for the nomination! Let's live in thankfulness together!

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  4. Oh I love the craft :) SO cute!

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  5. I loved reading this Grace- you are so sweet! A post is in the making!

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    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it, Elissa! :) Can't wait to see yours!

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  6. What a cute craft Grace. I'm so glad to have found your blog. The background is lovely. :) I hope you check out my blog and follow by email. :) creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    I also hope you check out my store and please order something. I have alot of things that are great for Christmas! :D ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com
    Love,
    Ashley

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  7. AH I LOVE THIS. It just made me really grateful :') Thanks for doing the tag!!!! <3

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    1. I'm so glad that you like it!! Thank YOU so much for nominating me!! <3

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