Thanksgiving

1.) Despite cynicism and people’s doubt, I am thankful for the deep friendships I have with a few people who are incredibly loyal to me.

2.) I am thankful for the bathtub and my quiet time in the bathroom.

3.) I am thankful for how modern technology makes popcorn an effortless snack.

4.) I am so thankful that I adopted an incredibly sweet, protective and selfless dog.

5.) I am starting to be thankful for Georgia’s fall weather which is strangely warm in the middle of the day, and cold at night.

6.) I am thankful for a pair of faithful moccasins that have been with me since 7th grade and work with almost every outfit.

7.) I am thankful that my boyfriend loves to shop and buy me little gifts.

8.) I am so thankful that Judge and Jessica deal with my strange indiosyncracies and tendencies to be shut-down and overly private.

9.) I am thankful for all the hippies, train-jumpers and hobos who gravitate to Athens. I am thankful that this little island in the Conservative Bible-belt South, draws the outsiders.

10.) I am so thankful that I am no longer always restless in Athens.

11.) I am so thankful that I get to work every day with my boyfriend, so we learn how we interact in high-stress environments.

12.) I am thankful (kind of) that the Lord is teaching me the hard lessons of patience, submission and response and showing me the feminine power in laying-low and teaching me to do so while still being fully myself.

13.) I am thankful that my father taught me how to handle conflict the right way, even though I mess up sometimes. I am thankful he showed me the hard lessons of going to talk to your brother when you have a problem with your brother.

14.) I am thankful for how beautiful I feel when I am around Judge, and how much he’s grown in showing me that I am precious and beautiful to him.

15.) I am thankful that the people I surround myself are outgoing and deeply love people.

16.) I am thankful that who God draws into his Kingdom is not who I would choose.

17.) I am thankful that the Lord taught me about spiritual warfare and gave me discernment and wisdom beyond my years at a tender age.

18.) I am thankful for secret gardens and the provision of the Lord right in the moment.

19.) I am thankful for the strong spirit-filled body of Wesley in Athens, even though it seems like the Lord does not want me to be involved.

20.) I am thankful that I don’t worry about tomorrow and often don’t worry about finances.

21.) I am thankful for three dollar bananna splits at Dairy Queen

22.) I am thankful for how comfortable I feel at my job.

23.) I am thankful for my intelligence and that I love to study and learn.

24.) I am thankful that the Lord has an intricate plan for my life still, and only He knows when He will send me out to the mission field.

25.) I am thankful for my tight-knit families in the north, for The Crossing, for my Oxygenites, for my Janus Players and now for my dear friends in Ocean Grove.

26.) I feel tremendously blessed that I have seen and experienced different cultures and places around the world and in America

27.) I am so thankful for almost every part of my body, and for my thick hair.

28.) I am so thankful forMeg Abbott, Jessica Irby, Anne Harper and Jessica Longino.

29.) I am so thankful for my family at El Azteca and for my mexican father, Jose.

30.) I am thankful for my grandparent’s consistent love and protection over me.

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