I will admit, it is strange, and quite sad, to be anywhere but home with my family this time of the year.
However, in the true spirit of the day, I am focusing on all for which I am thankful. And it is quite a list!
This sweet, sweet boy:
This boy (also very sweet!):
These friends (there are many, many more!):
This beautiful city I am able to call "home":
Among other things:
*My faith; I appreciate more than ever my relationship with God, and feel particularly blessed to be able to so openly practice my faith.
*My education, and the opportunities made available to me; especially my thesis work last spring.
*My health, and the health of my family members. I am grateful we do not have to struggle daily with life-threatening diseases.
Though I am very homesick today, I appreciate the reminder of all my blessings. I hope you all enjoy the day, and find and appreciate all the wonderful blessings in your life!
"It is not the happy who are thankful, it is the thankful who are happy."
Much love today, and always.