It has been the biggest treat to be back in Colorado for a whole nine days. Being with my family is the best, and I can't even believe we already have to go back to Provo in a couple of days. Thanksgiving has always been one of my f a v o r i t e holidays, I get so excited to make all dinner and of course all of the pies! And I freak out a little every time I see Christmas lights, I just LOVE the beginning of the holiday season. Today was a dream, being with my family, having a big kitchen to cook in, and being home. I would feel so ungrateful if I didn't take the time to record a few things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving day.
I am thankful that I have been able to live in so many beautiful places from California, Colorado, Utah, and a few other places as well. God is an artist and I feel his love for his children whenever I take a moment to realize how amazing of a world we live in.
I am thankful for random acts of kindness. While my family and I were skiing, the piano tuner came to my house and my mom made a joking comment about how messy our house was and he could feel free to do the dishes as well. We came home from the mountains to counter full of hand-washed dishes. What a sweetheart!
I am thankful for modern technology. I am thankful that I can be inspired by people that live halfway across the world. I am thankful for friendships I am able to maintain with people I haven't seen in years. I am thankful that I get to talk to my family every single day even as I am attending school in Utah and they are here in Colorado.
I am thankful for the knowledge I have that I can be with my family forever. I am LDS and was baptized when I was 8 years old. I am so thankful for the gospel and all of the joy it brings to my life. I am so grateful to be a part of it and to be able to share it with everyone.
I am thankful for thai food.
I am thankful for my camera.
I am thankful for my friends in Colorado, Utah, and Idaho (s/o to Isabel).
I am thankful for Downtown Denver.
I am thankful for warm socks.
I am thankful for snow.
I am thankful for peppermint tea.
I am thankful for parents that have taught me so much.
I am thankful for inspiring literature.
I am thankful for the education I am receiving at BYU.
And last but definitely not least...
I am thankful for Pierce. When I met him four(ish) years ago I had no idea how much I would love him. He is the sweetest soul and I am so so SO grateful for him. I am thankful we became friends so long ago and I am thankful he is finally home.
NOW I am so excited to start celebrating the Christmas season! I love everything associated with Christmas and I am so excited for the celebrations to start! I hope you all had the dreamiest of Thanksgivings. I hope to remember to keep the attitude of gratitude that this holiday inspires.