30 Things I’m Thankful For

It may not be Thanksgiving, or even November for that matter, but every once in awhile I look around in my life and realize all of the things I have to be thankful for. Even in the most common and mundane things, there is beauty. My life may not always turn out the way I want it to, but I realize it turns out the way it’s meant to. One of my favorite Bible verses highlights this exactly. It says, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

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  1. I’m thankful for my incredible family. I may not have chosen them, but I wouldn’t choose anyone else even if I had the chance.
  2. I’m thankful for the education I am receiving at Ball State University. I tend to take education for granted since it’s a social norm in my hometown to attend post-secondary school. Even when I have to take classes I absolutely dread (math, science, econ) I’m still thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given.
  3. I’m thankful to be a citizen of the United States of America. Again, this is something most people take for granted. But how lucky are we to live in such a great country and have all of the freedoms that we do? Even the simplest things I do are not allowed in every part of the world.
  4. I’m thankful for Sigma Kappa. Accepting my bid last September was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being apart of such an incredible sisterhood is fulfilling each and every day. I don’t think I would be the person I am today (just 7 months later) if I had never joined.
  5. I’m thankful for my faith. Faith is an such a joyous thing to possess and truly gives me purpose each and every single day. I can honestly say I would be nothing without it.
  6. I’m thankful for my curly hair. It may seem silly, but growing up I always wished that my hair was straight like everyone else’s (I didn’t like being different) but now I wouldn’t want it any other way. I think it fits me perfectly :-)
  7. I’m thankful for old friends. Even though at times we may grow apart, it’s comforting to know that I always have an old friend to share a laugh with, or a shoulder to cry on.
  8. I’m thankful to be majoring in something that I am truly passionate about. I may only be a freshman, but I can’t wait to see what big things come my way in the future career wise.
  9. I’m thankful to be a resident of Fishers. It’s home to me, and I can’t think of a better place to have spent the last 6 years living in. The community and beauty in that town is truly amazing.
  10. I’m thankful for my best friend, Katie (didn’t think I’d mentioned you, did you?) Everyone jokes that we’re the same person, which seems somewhat accurate since we’re practically attached at the hip. But you truly are the best friend I could ever ask for, and you encourage me each and every day to be a better person! For that, I am forever thankful.
  11. I’m thankful for my dogs. There is nothing better than coming home to them jumping on top of me.
  12. I’m thankful for my good health.
  13. I’m thankful to be surrounded by so many married couples who have survived the test of time. It gives me faith that true love still exists!
  14. I’m thankful for my natural abilities. I may not be good at everything, but I’m definitely good at some things.
  15. I’m thankful for both of my siblings. We may fight, but we’ll always make up.
  16. I’m thankful for random strangers who give me a friendly smile in passing. Random acts of kindness really can make all the difference.
  17. I’m thankful for each bad thing that has ever happened in my life. It may seem strange, but without bad, I would never know good. Everything happens for a reason, so just because one door is closed, doesn’t mean there won’t be others open!
  18. I’m thankful for warm, summer days in the sun.
  19. I’m thankful for colder days, and the beauty of snow (yes, even after this winter, there is still something beautiful about snow)
  20. I’m thankful to be a graduate of Hamilton Southeastern HS. I could not be more proud to be an alumni, it is a school unlike any other that gave me endless opportunities I am thankful for.
  21. I’m thankful for the traveling I have been able to do in my lifetime. I can’t wait to travel more, and hopefully complete my goal of visiting each state.
  22. I’m thankful my Jeep. Driving that thing brings me immense joy, and she has been nothing but faithful this past year :-)
  23. I’m thankful for all 4 of my grandparents. They may not all be here anymore, but I couldn’t have asked for better ones. They devoted so much time and love to me throughout the years. If I’m even half of the people they were, I know that I’ll have a great life.
  24. I’m thankful for the various types of Reese’s there are. It really is the small things in life.
  25. I’m thankful for my parents.
  26. I’m thankful for the 10 country concert tickets I bought for this summer. They’re obviously not the most important things in my life, but I know that it’ll be a good summer because of them.
  27. I’m thankful to have such a unique last name. Hearing people’s strange interpretations of it always make for a good story.
  28. I’m thankful for all the great things to come!
  29. I’m thankful for all the great people in my life. Big or small, you really do make a difference to me.
  30. I’m thankful for each and every single person that continues to read this blog. I started it just a little over a year ago, and had no idea if people would even want to read about all the random things that cross my mind. But thank you for continuing to encourage me and reading my posts!
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