You Can Never Be Too Thankful

Last week's Smell the Roses task was to make a list of at least 10 things that you're grateful for :)
Honestly, I thought it was going to be hard to find 10, but I could have done 20 if I didn't want my post to be a mile long. So I went ahead and stuck with 10!

But let me preface this by saying that I am incredibly blessed, and I try my hardest to remember to be thankful for everything and not take any of it for granted.

one. I screw up a lot. But I'm extremely thankful that I serve a Savior whose grace is enough to save me. Biggest thing that I'm thankful for!

two. My family, friends & boyfriend support me in every single endeavor that I take on. And believe me, I take on a lot (I thank never being able to make up my mind). I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for all for them. So thank you Toy, Granddad, Dad, Mom, Adam, Joey, Britt, Hayden, Danielle, Kelsey & everyone else for pushing me and speaking encouragement and vision into my life!

three. So glad that this beautiful beach is only an hour and a half from where I live. Such a beautiful sight to see! The perfect place to get away and collect my thoughts or just sit and soak up the sunshine :)

four. I'm thankful that this little nugget keeps me company when I'm at home. And it doesn't hurt that she gives me a good laugh every now and then either.

five. I'm so glad to have a college degree. I know that it's pretty common these days for kids my age to have them, but I still consider it a blessing for sure. Education is priceless!

six. Sometimes I just don't feel like cooking and I want to eat out. I'm thankful that I have the means to be able to do that pretty freely without having to worry about my finances.

seven. In a world full of hate, I'm glad that I have love. Love of all kinds...love that I give & love that I receive. It's really what makes life worth living. Show someone new love today...I dare you!

eight. I'm thankful that I have a passion for working out and staying fit. Leading a healthy lifestyle is important to me, and I'm really glad that I can say that!

nine. I'm thankful that I have a car that has A/C. And that gets me from point A to point B safely. This is the first car that I bought on my own so it's my baby!

ten. Last but definitely not least...I'm thankful for all of YOU! You ladies are absolutely incredible and I am immensely grateful for your friendships and support :) I mean it!

Did you make a list of what you were thankful for this week? Link up!

This week's task:
Write a letter for yourself to read in 5 years.

I've had the task as write a letter to your younger self before, but I think it would be awesome if we all handwrite ourselves a letter and seal it up for 5 years. Imagine reading it in 5 years...think of all the things that will have changed and that you will have accomplished. It's like a mini-time capsule type thing!

Enjoy your Monday lovely people :)


  1. I LOVE this list!! The verse from Corinthians is such a perfect reminder to start my week off with! Thanks for that, girl!
    Happy Monday!

    P.S. I just mentioned your blog in my recent post called "Pass it on, Versatile Blogger!" I'd love for you to pass on the Versatile Blogger award in one of your posts, if you get the chance!

  2. I love your list! Love that your salvation and freedom in Jesus is first :) without Him and that, we would have nothing. Love that picture of your cat, cracks me up! And your car is seriously adorable, def looks like a car you'd drive :) cute and spunky! I miss participating in your link up, will have to get in the hand of it again! Have a wonderful Monday :) XO, sweet girl!

  3. Love this list and that picture of your cat with his head in the class, adorable!!

  4. 1. I hate that picture of me... come to Texas so we can replace it.. ok good.
    3. To be honest I wouldn't have thought about some of these things as things I am thankful for! Thanks for reminding me.

    and on a completely non related front I am working thought your email today and will totes email you back tonight!


  5. Love everything about this post, especially your cat's head in the class. How adorable!

  6. What a beautiful list of things to be thankful for! I don't know what they are called, but your thigh muscles are fierce! I like the topic of writing a letter to yourself in five years! I need to try to do it!

  7. Love your list of things you are thankful for! All, very very good things! The picture of your cat, with his head in the glass still gets me every time (;

    Have a very happy Monday!!


  8. You are too cute! Love all your photos, the beach looks amazing, and these are all awesome things to be grateful for :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. I keep coming across that verse lately--it must be a sign!

  10. Thank you for sharing that verse! What a perfect start to the day :)
    And thank you for the link up! It's a wonderful idea to look at all the blessings in our lives.
    Have a wonderful day!
    -Kristen@ fewofmyfavoritethingsblog.blogspot.com

  11. your family looks amazing! and your cat is a total cutie! and congrats on your degree - i dunno if it was recent, but i don't care - it still deserves the job well done. i love seeing all the things people care about like this.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  12. What a wonderful list full of things to be thankful for! I think I'll make a list of my own this week - you've inspired me! :)

  13. What a great post, it's so good to take some time and reflect on what we're thankful for. I'm jealous of you living so close to the beach though!

  14. I am infinitely grateful for YOU, my Mini Mint Mac. Really, I thought blogging was just going to be a hobby or another layer of social media, but to have met you through all of this has been amazing. You're stuck with me for life, and I am thrilled about that. I love you, J! I love this list of thanksgiving!

  15. I've read your blog for quite some time now and finally decided to join the "Smell the Roses" posts! Love the idea! Although, I tweaked mine a little...you'll see! :)

  16. Aww Boots! I am thankful for my fur babies too :) They are the best!

    <3 Jamie

  17. Such a sweet list girlie... love your list, and it would look very similar to mine if I made one up... number one being FAMILY!! Can't be US without them, and I am so ooberly thankful for em all!!

    I'm also thankful for YOU and your blog... you rock my socks and love reading your posts and soaking up that inspiration!

    xoxo, Bev

  18. Such a sweet list! :) Great things to be thankful for!



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