Hello Hello! I hope you had a wonderful + safe Thanksgiving! I know today is Black Friday and I should be sharing all the sales that are going on, but I decided not to do that this year. I feel like I pushed enough products + gift ideas on you already. Plus I have one more gift guide for Saturday that is all about my favorite Small Business to shop with! Stay tuned for that !
So today Friday Favorites is all about Thankfulness and what I’m thankful for! I actually stole this idea from Lauren Kay Sims [thanks Friend!] So lets get started! This is in no particular order either.
#1.✨ YOU! ✨
I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you take time out of your busy day to come see what I have to say or share. Thank you for allowing me to share all that I do + trusting me if you take any of my recommendations. It means so much! All I’ve ever wanted to do was help people and I truly hope that I can help at least one person!
#2. ✨ My family + friends! ✨
I don’t mean to brag ha! but I have the best family + friends a person could ever want + need. They support me in everything I want to do and are there a drop of a hat when I need them. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them and vice a versa. I am truly so thankful + lucky that I get to call them family.
#3. ✨ Sparkle and Shine Bright ✨
I am so thankful I get to call this little blog + corner of the internet mine. This has been a dream of mine for over 5 years and to see it a reality, to see what it is shaping up to be, there are no words. I am so thankful for it! Like I said earlier, all I’ve ever wanted to do was help people and this has been a way that I can do that, on a much larger scale than I ever imagined.
#4. ✨ All That I have ✨
As I sat down to write this post, I looked around my space + saw everything I have and am so thankful for it! I have a roof over my head that is connected to a warm house, food in the cabinets + fridge, a closet + dresser full of clothes to wear, pretty much every Apple product ever made, money in the bank, my Xterra I can drive, you get the idea. I thank God every day for all that he has given me and I really try not to take it for granted because I know not everyone is as fortunate as me.
#5. ✨ My Health ✨
Espeically this year, I have really learned how important my health + well being is. I’ve started to be more conscious about what foods I eat + how much because I want to nourish + take care of myself so I can have a long + happy life. I’m so thankful I’m healthy and I’m so thankful that my family + friends are healthy as well!
#6. ✨ My trials + tribulations ✨
I know it sounds weird but I am thankful for all the hardships I’ve had to go through [not including losing my brother]. They made me stronger + wiser. They made me realize that nothing lasts forever, and this too shall pass. I learned that I am a lot strong then I thought + that I can get through anything that comes my way. They also taught me invaluable lessons + truths that have helped me to face other hardships and how I handle + react to them.
#7. ✨ God + My Faith ✨
I know that I said in no particular order, but this one really should be first. I’m just too lazy to redo everything. I am so thankful too + for God. He has blessed + loved me way more than I deserve. He forgives me for all my wrong doings and will forever love me. I’m thankful for my faith that it helps get me through the hard times and gives me hope for the future because I know God is already working on everything.
#8. ✨ Grace + Forgivness ✨
I am very thankful for Grace + Forgiveness. Not only that I can express it to myself + others, but others can express it to me when I mess up. Not saying that I mess up intentionally knowing I’ll be forgiven, but it kinda takes the pressure off ya know? We are all human, we are all destined to make make mistakes but with that comes hurting people. It’s nice to know that there is forgiveness + grace to help with that.
#9. ✨ Twinkle Lights + Sparkles ✨
I know this sounds kinda silly but I LOVE twinkle lights + sparkles [if you couldn’t already tell ha!] I love how twinkle lights brighten up a space and make it shine bright. They also make a space seems so cozy, warm + inviting. I love how sparkles can make anything brighter + prettier. I’m thankful for how they make me feel happy + hopeful for the future. They make me smile and I feel like we could all use any excuse to feel good + smile right?
#10. ✨ Technology ✨
I’ve always been a fan of technology. When I was a teenager I always preferred to chat with my friends through AIM [AOL Instant Messenger] than talk on the phone. Espeically now with everything going on where we cant be with people I’m so thankful for the technology we have that is allowing us to see people safely from the comfort of our own homes. Online shopping, espeically now is something I’m so thankful every day because it keeps me out of the stores and safe.
#11. ✨ People Who Serve Others ✨
Last but certainly not least, I’m so incredibly for all those who put their lives in danger for others. Military, Police, Fire, EMTs, First Responders, All Healthcare Workers, Essential Workers, Delivery drivers + factory workers, I’m so sorry if I missed anyone! Thank you so much for all you do! I also am so incredibly thankful for the families of said workers. They can’t be with their loved ones so that I can be with mine. Thank you isn’t a big enough statement to express how thankful I truly am of all of you!
And thats it! What are somethings you’re most thankful for? Leave them in the comments below! Oh, and don’t forget to follow along on Pinterest + Instagram @jennniferlynn11 for more content + looks into my life.
Thank you so much for being here friend! It means so much!!
Always Sparkle and Shine Bright..