Be Grateful

November 5th 2017

Begin each day with a grateful heart~

I feel like Thanksgiving is the forgotten holiday. As soon as Halloween ends, the stores immediately jump straight to Christmas. I find this super sad because although the reason for Thanksgiving isn’t actually as pure as the stories make it out to be, it has become a holiday about being thankful and showing gratitude for what we have in our lives. And I feel like that meaning has been a bit misplaced and forgotten in the past few years as the commercial industry for Christmas grows stronger and stronger each year.

So, to fight back and take November back for Thanksgiving, I am going to list a few things I am incredibly grateful for:

  • My family, friends, significant other, and my dog (My loved ones)
  • Yoga
  • My home filled with necessities, luxuries, and plenty of food to eat
  • Sunrises and Sunsets
  • New Shoes
  • The butter machines at the movies
  • Songs with deep, meaningful lyrics
  • My dimples
  • Mac and cheese
  • Hand written letters
  • Homemade gifts
  • Fresh Baked cookies
  • Birthdays
  • My health
  • My job
  • Myself
  • All the animals in the world
  • Specifically dogs and sea otters
  • The internet
  • Charity organizations
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Social Media
  • Silence
  • Beaches
  • Record Players
  • Crystals
  • Photos
  • The familiar smell of a person you love
  • Giving gifts
  • Good books
  • Poetry
  • Nature
  • Scented Candles
  • Chai Lattes
  • Writing
  • Gratitude

Just remember, there are so many things to be grateful for that we take for granted every day. I encourage you to sit down and make your own list of things that you are grateful for. Feel them in your soul and thank them for existing. Remember, be grateful.


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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

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