Hey y’all!

The past two years I’ve written a post on Thanksgiving, listing who I’m thankful for. I wrote these posts while sitting on the couch watching Miracle on 34th Street with my mom.

Well, that didn’t happen this year. The past two years, Thanksgiving day was pretty chill, and we would then have our big extended family Thanksgiving that Saturday.

This year, we had our big extended family Thanksgiving today. So I had no time to watch Miracle on 34th Street, nor did I have time to write this post.

My blogging friend Abigail also posted a late-night Thanksgiving post, so I’m relieved that I’m not the only one who’s a bit behind :D

So here I am, writing this post instead of sleeping :) {Heck, that’s how half of my posts get written. Late night inspiration is real, y’all! Lol…}

It's never too late to be thankful, right? Despite the fact that Thanksgiving is pretty much over, here are somethings I am thankful for.

Here’s some things I am thankful for…

1. Jesus.

I’d be so lost without Him.

I’m so thankful for His sacrifice on the cross.

I’m thankful that He loves us all so much that He left His paradise in Heaven and came down to this broken earth.

I’m thankful that He “gets” me and fully understands me, even more than I do.

I’m thankful that I can talk to Him about anything and everything, and that He’s patient when I get repetitive in what I say.

2. My extended family.

Remember how I said earlier that my extended family gathered together today for Thanksgiving? Well, a week ago there were no plans to do such.

My cousins are all older than my brother and I, so it’s starting to get difficult to coordinate with everyone’s schedules.

My extended family has gone through a lot over the years. One of my aunts died in 2006. One of my cousins died in 2012. One of my cousins had to go to rehab this past month. Because of these hardships, I am so grateful thirteen of us were able to gather together, even if it was just for a few hours.


3. My parents and brother.

Guys, they’re awesome.

We may not get along 100% of the time, but we still love each other, and that’s what matters.

I know I’m blessed to have two parents that are living and still together, and a sibling who is alive. So many families are broken because of death and/or divorce. I thank God everyday that my immediate family hasn’t experienced these things. I truly am grateful.

4. My friends.

This year I’ve reconnected with one of my childhood best friends (Michaela) after we had drifted apart for about 5 years, and I’m so grateful that our friendship is renewed.

My best friend (a different Michaela LOL) is currently my roommate, and I’m so glad we get to spend so much time together before we will eventually have to part ways.

I was able to participate in a pageant on my campus this fall, and through that I was able to meet so many godly girls who I would not have likely bumped into. I’m so thankful for new friends!! :)

5. My singleness.

Y’all have taught me so much through the “Why I’m Thankful For My Singleness” series.

Before this month I don’t think I would have been able to say, “I’m thankful that I’m single.” In fact, I was so discontent that I had to delete my Facebook and Instagram apps off my phone because seeing cute pictures of couples hurt my heart.

But now, through lots of prayer and learning from y’all, I can say that I am thankful for this time of singleness.

6. This blog.

I’m so thankful that I have this way to share my heart and connect with y’all. God has amazed me over and over again through what He has done with this blog already, and I’m so excited to see what He does with it in the future.

7. My education.

My classes this semester have been really hard. (Thus the reason there haven’t been that many posts on JBG this fall…) Sometimes I’ve questioned why I’m a Spanish education major because I feel defeated by grades and boring classes.

However, despite the bad, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to learn. Countless people in the world are unable to go to college. So I’m thankful that I’m able to go to college, and that I attend a Christian university.

I’m thankful that I’m learning how to speak Spanish. My goal is to one day be fluent, and these hard classes are helping me get there.

I’m thankful for the Christian atmosphere on my campus, and that I’ve been able to learn so much about Jesus through my school.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with friends and family, and that you had time to reflect on what you are thankful for.

If not, we are called to “rejoice always,” so you can pretend tomorrow is Thanksgiving :)

Until next time,
Kara Beth

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