Now would I be "Southern and Thankful" if I didn't blog on the one day of the year everyone's hearts are full of thanks? As I look around today and browse social media, I see the word "thankful" more than any other day of the year. I am not really sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but nonetheless we should remember that being thankful doesn't just have to happen on Thanksgiving. It should happen today of all days, but days like today are supposed to remind us that there is always something to be thankful for, which leads me to what I am thankful for on this Thanksgiving.
Today someone asked "what are you going to write about today?" and believe it or not, that is big for me. I mean I had to put some real thought into it. This year I have found myself being most thankful for tradition. Being at school and away from home really makes you appreciate the small, routine things that happen when you come home, especially durning the holidays. I looked around today at the food we had, the company that surrounded us, the start of the early morning duck hunt, to the mashing of JanJan's
famous potatoes, the after lunch naps to the eating leftovers too soon, Auntie Kiss and Uncle Jeff coming in Thanksgiving night, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade watching, and mainly just being with the right people in the right place all celebrating the blessings we have received.
And with that I also realized a large part of the time we receive things, but often forget whom we are recovering them from. If you get anything from this post today I hope you will realize that though you may lack or forget thankfulness on other days simply saying "thank you" is huge. We often get so distracted by what is in front of us that we forget whom it comes from. Tomorrow, post-Thanksgiving, thank your friends. Thank your family. Thank the waitress. Thank the human that opened the door. Thank your mom and dad. Thank your best friend for the advice. Thank the people you love. For the big things AND the small things... be gracious. Say "Thank You" because that is indeed a form of thankfulness. Say "Thank You" because in a way, that makes the world a little better.
Here's hoping each and every one of you had a Happy Thanksgiving full of lots of things to be thankful for with lots of food, family, fun, friends, and love. This world would be filled with a whole lot more joy if we all took a little piece of Thanksgiving Day with us everyday. I sure am thankful for y'all !!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!