Friday, November 4, 2011

in all things, give thanks

With the timing of my Grandad's passing and the month of November, I figured there could not be a better time to share some things that I'm incredibly thankful for...

- My wonderful family. I am really excited to see everyone this weekend, I'm just sad we are all coming together for a funeral :(

- My Eric. I was so worried when we were dating that he was just too good to be true. The crazy thing is, he just keeps getting better and better! I love that man!
- My healthy body.
- All of my friends, and the friends I continue to make. I was so nervous to move a year ago, but I make new friends each week and feel so at home! I am such a people person so this is such a blessing to me!
- My job. I love doing hair, and it makes me feel SO good when people love how they look :)
- Babies. There has to be a reason God makes babies so sweet! Would we want have kids if they weren't so sweet? :)
- Music. Somehow I got sucked into playing a solo around Christmas time in church and I'm so nervous about it! (Haha, Totally teasing about the sucked into part, Elisa!) After not touching the piano keys for over a year it has been so wonderful to lose myself in the music! Now if only I could play as well as I used to....
- The gospel. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! What a comfort it is to know that I will be with my family for eternity!
- Blogging. Yes, I just said that :) I can't believe how amazing the blogging community is, I feel so loved! I am so thankful for the friendships I've built through blog land!

It is so important to be aware of how many things we have in our life to be thankful for. Not just during November, not just during hard times, but all of the time.


28 comments:

Becca and Derek said...

Thanks for the reminder! Yesterday we decided we were grateful that the earth was still in orbit! Weird to think about, but without earth we would have no where to live! :) Happy Weekending!

Camille said...

thanks for this. it is so true, but some days i do forget.

:) cheers.

m&msmommy said...

I love this!

And I LOVE that last part because it's SO true! THere is ALWAYS something to be thankful for! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Erin said...

Sorry about your grandfather's passing sweet girl :( I am so appreciative to bloggers that list things they are thankful for. It reminds me of all the blessings that Christ surrounds our lives with...even when things are too crazy or too hard to be able to see them. It's all about perspective and you have reminded me to stop being sad over the things I do not have and to start be thankful for the things I do :)

dottie said...

Great list! Have a good weekend, too bad it's a funeral but celebrate the wonderful life that your Grandad had!

Carlie said...

Love your list! Good luck on your church solo (though that is a few weeks away).

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Karm said...

those are wonderful things to be thankful for. I am sorry to hear of your grand dad's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Amanda said...

Yup, I adore that last quote (and you) and am thankful for too many things to type in this tiny little comment box! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jessie Szmanda said...

What a wonderful post. And my prayers are with you for your Grandfather. Much love!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Love this post because it is so true! We have such great lives and it's funny how quick we are to complain! At least I know I do!

Melu103 said...

i am thankful that i am healthy
that i have a wonderful family
a boyfriend that loves me with all
his heart, & amazing friends that keep
me smiling every day



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Miss Amy said...

You are RIGHT! Always something to be thankful for. :)

Nicole said...

what a perfectly wonderful list! i just made one on my bloggy too! :) such a good thing.

my heart is so sad for your loss. so thankful for God's comfort to our hearts.

xoxo

Emma Frances said...

I love this list. And I love the quote at the end. It's so true! I'm sorry about your grandpa though!

Tiffany said...

Great post, Courtney!! We have so much to be thankful for and most days, we don't even acknowledge it!

Sean Marie said...

Amen!

Megan said...

What a lovely list - I love reflecting on my blessings!

ashley.warner said...

thanks for the reminder to be grateful for the important things in life.

best wishes to you and your family - have a great weekend :)

Amber said...

I Love posts like these :)
I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers, and hope you have a great weekend!

lowercase letters said...

so true! i love your list. you are such a humble person... i am your newest follower (hooray!) and you already have inspired me in more ways than one!
i hope your weekend goes well, i'm sorry about your grandadd. he was so blessed to have you for a grandaughter, i'm sure!
thank you for following me... it gives me the best feeling in the world. :) i look forward to reading more of your sweet blog in the near future!

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oomph. said...

this was a very nice post. i needed the reminder not to take things for granted.

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Autumn said...

This is a wonderful list :)

I am always impressed with people that can cut hair well and cook food. The last one seems random, but seriously, people are so picky about both. Hair? I've had haircuts so bad in Utah I had to get 5 inches cut off to fix the layers...and I've had ones so glorious that I am sad when the hair people move.

*We'll be moving to Georgia.

Shalyn said...

I love what you said about your hubby because that is EXACTLY the same way I felt about mine when we were dating! I just knew something funky was going on and that he wasn't as perfect...but he is:-) Great list!

Bri said...

Hey Courtney, I'm so sorry to hear about your granddad but what a great message, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. You're in my thoughts!

brooke field said...

It's always helpful to make grateful lists.

Maria said...

hi there :) thanks for the sweet comment and visit! just read through a bunch of your posts!
love your blog. super fun and touching.
i'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. i love all your reflections on life. it is so true. every day has some good in it, right! :)
you and your husband make a beautiful couple!
have a happy friday!!
xoxox
maria <3