It’s Thanksgiving week! It’s the beginning of the holiday season and the time of year where everyone really reflects on the things they’re grateful for.

I was going to do a stereotypical ‘I’m thankful for’ post (which maybe this still is), but in light of the events in my life over the last three weeks, I’ve learned I’m thankful for a lot of different things. Some of these may seem kind of funny (and let’s face it – I AM hilarious) but they’re the things that have kept me sane over these past few weeks.

I’m thankful for Chipotle
For a quick (yet nutritious) vegan meal in the midst of moving, hotel living, working extra hours and not grocery shopping. Extra thankful for the free guac that comes with a veggie bowl.

I’m thankful for gift cards
For friends who gave or mailed gift cards so that I could buy essentials without it burdening me financially. For people who gave sacrificially and lovingly.

I’m thankful for my new bed
For the comfort it brings me every night. I lost my old bed but I found an incredible new mattress for super cheap on amazon prime and I sleep so well every night. Thankful for rest.

I’m thankful for my new apartment
For a place to call home. For a roommate who was flexible with me moving in half a month early. For her cat, Monkey, that gives me snuggles everyday.

I’m thankful for arbonne
For a little extra income. For the fun parties and sweet people I’m meeting. For the amazing products that really are changing my life for the better.

I’m thankful for my church
For a wonderful place to worship. For a church family and small group who has not been short on the hugs and love and prayers during this tough season.

I’m thankful for my amazing friends
For -as I said before- people who sent gift cards. For friends who took me out to eat. For every single friend that called, texted, or sent me a Facebook message just to ask how I was doing. For friends who gave up part of their Sunday afternoon to move my stuff from the condo to my new apartment. For friends who paid for my ticket for an amazing women conference so that I could be filled up with great preaching. For friends who have hung out with me just to help me get my mind on something different – I truly have the worlds best friends.

And lastly, I’m thankful for the nearness of God
I’m thankful that in this season of chaos and change, that God has not changed. That I never once felt that God was far from me. That I’ve been reminded again and again of his love for me by the people He has surrounded me with. I’m thankful He gives me peace in the midst of this.

This Thanksgiving, I’m truly more thankful than I’ve ever been.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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