Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!

Oh, what a day! This Thanksgiving looks mighty different from any I have experienced before, but there is still so much to be thankful for! My family is gathering for a large reunion in Texas while I'm in Seattle. So far my day has involved over-sleeping, house sitting, grocery store speeding, and water boiling. A candle is burning, the dishes are washing, and Anthro's turkey day playlist is wafting throughout the house. I just wanted to drop in and say that I am immensely thankful for each of you! My little corner of the internet has brought wonderful friends into my life, and it wouldn't be the same without your beautiful hearts and genuine encouragement. You are family to me, and I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving with those near and dear to you.

{Quote: Ann Voskamp ||  Image: my Instagram}

It is easy for me to jump ahead into the upcoming holiday season (..I've already been listening to carols and our tree went up on Monday) so I wanted to take a few minutes to share what I am thankful for today. I could go on and on, but here is what tops my list:

My sweet, supportive family.
My generous, encouraging community.
Baylor University Theatre and all the gifts it gave me.
Two jobs that I thoroughly enjoy and inspire me daily.
Moving music and talented artists in the industry.
Scented candles from work.
A car that runs and runs me all over the place.
A house that is my home for the year, with all its quirks and charms.
The power of social media to connect distant/long lost friends.
Chunky scarves and sweater weather.
Living 5 blocks from the lake.
A good pen and a fresh journal.
Written encouragement and surprise gifts.
The freedom to be who I want to be and do what I want to do.
...and most of all, a Savior who saw me lost in darkness and chose to save me despite my flaws and failures. He sees me as whole because He made me whole. He brings new mercy and grace every morning and walks with me all the day long. 

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

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4 comments:

  1. Happy thanksgiving! Sending lots of love your way :)

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  2. Hope you had a lovely day, Miss Bailey! Can't wait to run around Greenlake with you! :)

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  3. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! This is beautiful!

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  4. You sure do have a lot to be thankful for--even if this Thanksgiving isn't as tradition-filled as usual!

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