WHY I'M THANKFUL TO BE THANKFUL (2017) // i'm really tired but actually really happy + APPLE PIES MMMM

November 22, 2017

people tell me often "it's been one of THOSE years." I nod as if I 100% agree and then again....I don't. bc uhm i just can't possibly grasp it. I'd like to say its been one of THOSE years for me..but in a good way. I've learned SO much. 

  • about stress
  • and people
  • jobs  + job interviews 
  • fears 
  • money management/savings 
  • herbs (BC EEP I LOVE THOSE) 

like ya know, a billion +2 more as well. The list can't possibly be long enough. and here I am, thankful to be thankful. I am such a selfish person and feel like I forget to thank God. That's one of the things I'm learning about me in 2017. 

I saw this yesterday. read it <3

If God Should Go On Strike

How good it is that God above has never gone on strike,
Because He was not treated fair in things He didn’t like.
If only once, He’d given up and said, 

“That’s it. I’m through.
I’ve had enough of those on Earth so this is what I’ll do:
I’ll give my orders to the sun cut off the heat supply!
And to the moon–give no more light, and run the oceans dry.
Then to make things really tough and put the pressure on,
Turn off all the vital oxygen till every breath is gone!”

You know He would be justified if fairness was the game,
For no one has been more abused or met with more disdain
Then God, and yet He carries on, supplying you and me
With all the favors of His grace,  and everything for free.
Men say they want a better deal, and so on strike they go,
But what a deal we’ve given God to whom all things we owe
We don’t care whom we hurt to gain the things we like;
But what a mess we’d all be in if God should go on strike.
 — Walt Huntley

SO MUCH TRUTH IN THOSE WORDS YA KNOW. I found a lot of conviction in it but also beauty! LIKE OMW LOOK AT THE GIFTS HE HAS GIVEN US AND HIS GRACE AND LOVE AND like air <3 I had to write it down bc like.. I don't want to lose that smack of true importance.

last weekend my sisters and I ran a craft booth. it was crazy. it was stressful. it was exhausting. but tbh it was really cool. that word sounds so lame in comparison..but still. I met some FANTASTIC humans. Random people..strangers whom I'll probably never talk to again but in the moment that we did - we connected! I really really loved that. 

and so, I'm thankful for that. Even in the stress, there was a gift! 

there have been a lot of gift exchanges going around. Even a Bible verse "chain letter" WHICH OMW IS BEAUTIFUL. I haven't had the time to participate in either...but I love that it's a thing. A lady I spoke to this week told me that society as a whole should be sad and broken at what it has become. I did that nodding thing again. but deep down, I was writing this poem. bc right now, this is what I can do. 

humanity is broken. That's why Jesus came. I'm thankful. <3

so yes. This is my thanksgiving post..this is my two cents about living and about growing. to me, I am thankful for where I've come from and where I'm going. cuz I keep waking up. I keep making it safely to work and back home again. I'm laughing and breathing and running with love. I'm living. 


btw btw go scream happy birthday to my dear little sis Sarah XD XD 



  1. Lovely post! I love the writing you shared. That is one of those things I could read every single day and never get sick of ❤️ AND 20 POUNDS OF MASHED POTATOES OH MY GOODNESS. ;)

    1. *hugs* thanks so much Abi! It's so exciting to have you back in the blogger world again. YOU ARE JUST A DOLL THX <3333 hEhehehehe WHHAA. I like my mashed potatoes ;)

  2. Life is so, so, sooo amazing. I was just thinking today how I don't understand how anyone can not be excited about life. No, I'm not famous and nothing really big is happening, but there are so many little thing that just make me warm and fuzzy. I'll never understand having a bad year. I can have a not-so-great day, but there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. <3

    ~ Ella Marie

    1. same!!! And.. I know what you mean, but I guess it boils down to us not knowing what has happened in that persons life..or what we would do if we were in their shoes ya know? Sometimes you get so exhausted of the pain. it's sad! but we can pray! and yes, there ALWAYS is something to be thankful for <3

    2. Oh yeah, I totally understand that. I mean, I've been through awful, awful things and still deal with mild PTSD from them, and at that time in my life, it was terrible. So I guess I meant people who aren't going through major trials.

    3. *nods* Same..and I totally know what you mean. I'll be praying for you girlie!! (and *cough* I have a hard time with people who make things big deals..yeah :P)

  3. Aww, this was such a good post! (I'm thankful to be thankful too. <3 <3)
    I'm super thankful for all my blessings (lol), like my theater and dance and everything. And for Thanksgiving meals we always have Indian food, like food from India. And this year we're making it all! So, lots of dishes to do believe me. xDDD

    1. aw thanks. I'm thankful for you <33
      LOL IKR like "i'm thankful for my family" which is cliche BUT SO STINKING TRUE HELLO XD and wooooooah that's a neat tradition! I don't think I would like it..but still XD

  4. THAT POEM THOUGH WOW. When I first started reading it I thought you wrote it so I WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED when I found out it was another dude. xDD

    Also my family made our first apple pie this year !!!!! YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD IF YOU SAW IT OK. Actually hang on I'm literally going to send you a pic because it miiiiight actually look better than yours. Just sayin.

    1. I KNOW RIGHT I WAS BLOWN AWAY. *laughs* well that makes me super honored cuz I'll never be able to write that fantastically but THX ;)

      your. first. apple. pie. PLEASE TELL ME YOU'LL MAKE MORE AGAIN RIGHT?? and hahaha Savannah says I win but still. it looks like a good pie *fist bump*

  5. I LOVE THAT POEM SO MUCH AAAAAHHH. Like, it's SO true. I need to read that every day as a reminder :P And YOUR POEM IS SO EPIC OMW. I just went and read it and was blown away. You have such a gift for this stuff, girl <33

    APPLE PIE IS THE BEST. We have a recipe from my grandmother that we make every year. It's SO good. With vanilla ice cream.... *dies*

    So I'm thankful for that and for God's grace, strength, and love He's given my family this year.

    1. ME TOOOOOOOO! I wanna try to memorize it bc I love it that much for reals. aww bro you're the bestest <33 STOP BLOWING AWAY CUZ I NEED YOU NEAR XD XD XD

      110% AGREED. I love my apple pie..like. YUM. I love it too bc tbh i never follow a recipe and legit just peel apples until I can't anymore then dump sugar, cinnamon, etc until it tastes good? AND YES VANILLA ICE CREAM ALWAYS

      awww bro <33333

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    1. thx bro and MMM I WANT THE PIE TO COME BACK TO ME

  7. that pie though <33


    and...yeah. i think that's it. also that poem is really good *nod*

    1. *hugs you* I do love my apple pies XD


      hahaha ikr. I HAD to write it down like everywhere bc WOAH BEAUTY

  8. I enjoyed reading your post! A fresh approach to a Thanksgiving/gratitude article.
    My favorite Thanksgiving food... definitely desserts. Pumpkin pie, cheese cake, and all other goodies!
    P.S. I'm a recently new blogger, would appreciate if you could come for a visit to my blog- belivy.blogspot.com
    Thank you!

    1. aw thanks so much Livvy <3
      hehe! same!! I wanted to make a cheesecake this year, but we had so many pies so we decided against it.. perhaps for Christmas?! XD

      *waves* WELCOME ABOARD XD *jumps to your blog link*

    2. Lol! I know right! We have to limit our desserts and split them between Christmas and Thanksgiving.
      Thanks so much!


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