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Being Thankful During Hard Times

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There are a lot of things to be grateful for in life, but sometimes it’s hard to be glad if you are struggling.

Right now I’m going through a lot of change in my life–both good and difficult. That’s life. There’s change and loss. I’m just being real.

I want you to know that it’s possible to be a thankful Christian even when life gets tough. 

Emotions aren’t singular; at times it can seem like they overwhelm us.  We can be a whole rainbow of emotions on any given day, and that’s okay. That’s also  good news for those of us who may be sad or stressed this year, but still want to take part in Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is more than just a holiday, it’s a lifestyle–through the good times and the bad.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6 NKJV).

We can talk to God about anything and everything. Through our deepest hurts and fears we can still be thankful because God hears us and He cares for us.

So what am I thankful for?

My Family. We are not perfect, and we have experienced loss, but I still love them. Lord help me to never take them for granted.

My Friends and Church. A community of imperfect people who always have your back is more than amazing.

My Health. Although my body is complicated and I do struggle, I know it can be so much worse. The doctors tell me I’m lucky. I know I’m blessed with purpose.

The Youth Group I Serve. We will always be a family–through the good, the bad, and the hilarious.

My Blog and the Blogging Community. There have been times of writer’s block and discouragement, but lovely reader you give me so much support and love.  Thank you for being a part of my journey.

My Faithful Jesus. You are the God who lifts me up when I fall. You give me strength when I am weak. I am so thankful to be Your daughter.


Thank you for reading this! I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving (with lots of good food!).

What are you thankful for?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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My Thankful List (From A-Z)

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Thanksgiving is coming soon! Of course this is a busy time of year as we buy and prepare food, figure out travel plans, and make arrangements for  family gatherings. However, this is a time to slow down and remember how good God is. This is a time to be grateful for all He’s done!

I thought it would be a fun idea to make a post of some of the things I am thankful for. So here we go! A small list of what I am thankful for by order of the alphabet:

A-Art. I love art and expressing myself through creative outlets!

B-Birds. Particularly my parakeet Sunny Dee 🙂

C-Cats. I bet you saw that one coming! I love my cat Lunabelle the best of course.

D-Disney. I love Disney movies–especially The Little Mermaid.

E-Earth. I am thankful for this beautiful planet God has given us to live on.

FFF-Also known as family, friends, and food!

G-God. He is the best there is. No one is higher than the Almighty!

H-Hair. I love my haircut. Although I get bad hair days, my short hair is unique and my signature syle.

I-Ice cream. Because it doesn’t need an explanation.

J-Jesus. The One who saved my soul with His own innocent, precious blood.

K-Knitting. My new favorite hobby!

L-Love. There is no greater gift than this.

M-Music. It inspires the soul and can draw me closer to God.

N-Novels. Great entertainment that inspires the mind!

O-Oreos. They make any dessert ten times better.

P-Prayer. I can always talk to my Heavenly Father no matter what the time!

Q-Q tips. This may sound strange, but they are so useful for applying nail polish.

R-Rest. It always feels amazing. I definitely need more of it right now!

S-Siblings. They are best friends for life!

T-The Late Show. I love Stephen Colbert–sort of obsessed.

U-Up. A very good Disney movie, although the beginning made me cry.

V-Violins. I love stringed instruments (although I don’t play any). The Vitamin String Quartet does classical covers of modern songs. They are amazing!

W-Writing. One of my greatest passions the Lord has given me.

X-Xyloto–as in Coldplay’s album, Mylo Xyloto. I’m a Coldplay fan 🙂

Y-Yoga. My (only) favorite exercise and a great stress reliever.

Z-Zoos. Where else can I follow around peacocks like a crazy stalker?

I hope you had fun reading this! It really is amazing how many things there are to be grateful for; although I’ll admit that this list was a little hard to come up with.

Thanks for reading! What are you thankful for this year? Tell me in the comments below 🙂

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