On Thanksgiving, I did a little giveaway and in order to participate you had to tell me what you were thankful for! I have been blown away by the number of responses!!! Seriously y'all, it has been incredible! The contest was only over a 24 hour period (Thanksgiving day), but it has taken a little while to look through all the responses you all turned in! So many things to be thankful for. All different and all very unique! I will be sharing those throughout the year, but I did select two winners! It was very hard, but these two stood out to me! I picked based on who I connected most with and who's seemed different from the rest!
"When I think about what I'm thankful for I always end up thinking about our Lord and Savior. I am so thankful that He sent His son to die for all of us when we totally didn't deserve it, but I am also super thankful for the people that He has placed in my life to teach me and guide me over the past couple years. Gracen showed me what it looked like to have a relationship with God but also about self forgiveness, Courtney showed me how to love Jesus, my friend Haley showed me how to be persistent and intentional in my walk with the Lord, I am so thankful for these ladies that He placed in my life. I am so thankful for His faithfulness, and the fact that He never wavers. Without Him, I have nothing. Happy Thanksgiving Cade!! I think this is so cool what you're doing and reminding people to be thankful always and not just on a holiday." - Hannah Corley
I have known Hannah for a long time, but of course as we grew up and left Arkansas County, it is hard to keep up with old friends. I am so so happy to hear that Hannah has a strong walk with God. I think everything she said is so true and I am glad to see that others were able to be a huge light in her life. That is something to be thankful for everyday. Thank you for sharing, Hannah! Thanks for being #southernandthankful
"I am thankful for Stuttgart: the awesome landscape of crops as they grow and reach maturity displaying so many shades of so many colors. I am thankful for the unequaled sunsets with the shadows of combines, tractors, etc. finishing their work for the day. I am thankful for the farmers who grow the prairie's crops. They are the lifeblood of our existence and they work harder than any men I know. I am thankful for the excitement that surrounds Stuttgart during Thanksgiving. I am thankful for the wonderful opportunity to work in the Stuttgart School System and the opportunity it gave me to interact with some of the most outstanding young people anyone could ever know. And lastly, I am thankful for an adult life with friendships formed that will forever mean the world to me. Thank you, Stuttgart!" - Jane Hartz
I read this and immidetaly feel in love with Stuttgart, Arkansas, all over again. I am always thankful for Stuttgart and the many things and people that make it an amazing place to call home. Thank you Mrs. Jane for for sharing and showing others why we should be thankful for Stuttgart. Thank you for being #southernandthankful.
I am SOOO blown away by the responses and everything that you all have been through that makes you thankful today. I thank you for participating and I assure you I will be doing this again! I am glad to know you all are #southernandthankful! Mrs. Jane, and Hannah I will be in touch soon to give you your free Southern and Thankful for Home tee! You two will represent my brand well, I know because we both have some much to be thankful for! Thank you all and remember to stay thankful even if you didn't win this time! You will have another opportunity... I promise!
So thankful for these readers and their responses! I hope everyone had a special Thanksgiving!
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 recent graduate from 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!